Fetal growth restriction, Intrauterine growth restriction, Guidelines, Obstetricians, Midwives, Antenatal care, Evidence based, Clinical Practice
This guideline is primarily intended as a resource for obstetricians, trainees and midwives working in Ireland but might also be useful for women and their partners, general practitioners and commissioners of healthcare. The aim of this guideline is to standardise and improve antenatal care of pregnancies affected by intrauterine growth restriction based on best evidence based clinical practice approach.
This guideline does not address:
• Management of FGR fetuses with chromosomal and/or structural abnormalities
• Management of FGR in multiple gestations
• Management of FGR in gestations which are considered pre-viable (i.e. gestational age
<24 weeks and estimated fetal weight <500grams)
This guideline is designed to guide clinical judgment, but not replace it. Given the complexity and heterogeneity of the clinical problem, in individual cases a healthcare professional may, after careful consideration, decide not to follow this guideline if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the patient