Dr. Kanwal Sajjad, Dr. Asima Bibi, Dr. Usman Safeer.
Introduction: Antenatal care needs frequent examination to analyze the fetal growth. As the time progress the weight of the neonate increases. Measuring weight for identifying the fetal growth pattern in three terms of the pregnancy is therefore very important especially in high risk pregnancies. Ultrasound helps to measure the fetal weight in order to estimate the birth weight. Estimated birth weight helps to plan the delivery options and is a useful parameter for fetal growth. Objective: The aim of the study is to identify the difference between the actual birth weight of neonates and the estimated birth weight calculated by the ultrasound scan in primipara and multipara. Method: The present study was conducted in Lahore General Hospital Radiology Department from June 20th 2019 to July 10th 2019. Pregnant women were included in the study that was falling in their last trimester of pregnancy especially after 37th week of pregnancy and above. Fetus weight from the ultrasound estimation was recorded and the actual birth weight also recorded at the time of delivery to make actual comparison. Sample size of the study was 282 pregnant women. Results: Advancement in medical sciences has helped to reduce the mortality rate among pregnant women and in neonates. The estimation of birth weight with the help of ultrasound has helped the women to diagnose any medical and growth issue before time and from the study there was found no significant gap between the estimated birth weight and actual birth weight. Conclusion: Ultrasound is noninvasive and safe tool to estimate and assess the fetal birth weight for better decision about mode of delivery