This activity is intended for healthcare providers delivering care to women and their families.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
1. Discuss how to monitor a pregnancy where fetal growth restriction has been identified
2. Describe the recommended timing of delivery in the setting of FGR
Estimated time to complete activity: 0.5 hours
Susan J. Gross, MD, FRCSC, FACOG, FACMG
President and CEO, The ObG Project
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
Faculty: Susan J. Gross, MD, receives consulting fees from Cradle Genomics, and has financial interest in The ObG Project, Inc.
Planners and Managers: The PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, MBA, MSN, RN, and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP have nothing to disclose.
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For Pharmacists: Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 100% and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 weeks.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and The ObG Project. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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ACOG / SMFM released a guidance update on fetal growth restriction (FGR). While there is currently no clear consensus on the definition, evaluation, and management, FGR is associated with adverse perinatal outcomes. Therefore, timely diagnosis and management is key to optimizing long term benefit. Ultrasound and fundal height measurement are important physical exam diagnostic maneuvers. Early delivery and expectant management have similar outcomes thus creating deliberate birth plans should be discussed.
Note: Nutrition, oxygenation, and cardiovascular adaptation to pregnancy (placental perfusion) are underlying maternal factor mechanisms that impact fetal growth
Note: Placental implantation abnormalities (e.g. placental accreta spectrum, previa) not associated with FGR
Note: No current evidenced based screening methods or preventative measures such as bed rest have demonstrated improved perinatal outcomes
Note: If delivery planned <34 weeks, deliver at center with a NICU and consult MFM
Note: “Consider” magnesium sulfate (neuroprotection) if delivery <32w0d
…it may be reasonable to perform serial ultrasonography for growth assessment, although the optimal surveillance regimen has not been determined.
Maternal history of a prior SGA newborn with normal fetal growth in the current pregnancy is not an indication for antenatal fetal heart rate testing, biophysical profile testing, or umbilical artery Doppler velocimetry
Note: There is insufficient evidence to routinely administer aspirin to prevent SGA in this population
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