Fetal Weight

The weight of the FETUS in utero. It is usually estimated by various formulas based on measurements made during PRENATAL ULTRASONOGRAPHY.
Also Known As:
Body Weights, Fetal; Fetal Body Weight; Fetal Body Weights; Fetal Weights; Weight, Fetal; Weights, Fetal; Body Weight, Fetal
Networked: 1128 relevant articles (37 outcomes, 47 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Fetal Growth Retardation (Intrauterine Growth Retardation)
2. Fetal Weight
3. Cleft Palate (Palate, Cleft)
4. Fetal Resorption
5. Hydronephrosis


1. Chan, Wen-Hsiung: 13 articles (10/2015 - 11/2006)
2. Owens, J A: 7 articles (04/2010 - 07/2000)
3. Owens, Julie A: 7 articles (10/2009 - 07/2006)
4. Wu, Guoyao: 6 articles (03/2014 - 02/2010)
5. Newnham, John P: 6 articles (01/2014 - 11/2003)
6. Hofman, Albert: 6 articles (04/2013 - 01/2010)
7. Jansson, Thomas: 5 articles (10/2015 - 06/2007)
8. Steegers, Eric A P: 5 articles (04/2013 - 01/2010)
9. Jaddoe, Vincent W V: 5 articles (04/2013 - 01/2010)
10. Vonnahme, K A: 5 articles (02/2013 - 06/2001)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Fetal Weight:
1. Insulin (Novolin)FDA Link
2. Ethanol (Ethyl Alcohol)IBA
3. SmokeIBA
4. Liver GlycogenIBA
5. Methionine (L-Methionine)FDA Link
6. Tretinoin (Retinoic Acid)FDA LinkGeneric
03/01/1997 - "Group IV had significantly reduced mean fetal body weight (p < or = 0.01) and a greater frequency of resorptions compared with group I. Although external, visceral, or skeletal alterations occurred at significantly greater levels in group III, they were unrelated to tretinoin administration because the fetal incidences were not dosage dependent, and the litter incidence did not significantly differ from the control group values. "
01/01/2005 - "Administration of retinoic acid at all doses resulted in statistically significant decreases in mean fetal weight and mean fetal height and the increase in mortality rate, and caused severe ultrastructural damages in Meckel's cartilage. "
03/01/1997 - "Maternally toxic dosages of tretinoin were associated with an increased incidence of abortions and resorptions and reduced fetal body weight, two end points of developmental toxicity. "
01/01/2005 - "Folic acid administration prevented the decrease in mean fetal weight and height of the embryos treated with retinoic acid of 40 mg/kg. In addition, there was a marked decrease in the number of degenerated chondrocytes and an improvement in the structure of granular endoplasmic reticulum along with intact nuclei. "
02/01/1996 - "Under the conditions here, simultaneous administration of Ro 31-0521 with all-trans-retinoic acid appeared to reduce the total percentage of abnormal fetuses seen after exposure to retinoic acid alone, but fetal body weights remained depressed and the numbers of dead embryos remained elevated, suggesting only limited influence of the cyclohexanetrione on retinoid developmental toxicity."
7. Glucose (Dextrose)FDA LinkGeneric
8. Insulin-Like Growth Factor II (Somatomedin A)IBA
01/01/2016 - "Mixed-model analysis confirmed litter size to be negatively correlated with fetal and placental weight and showed that [Leu(27)]IGF-II preferentially improved fetal weight in the largest litters, as defined by number. "
01/01/2016 - "Placentas were harvested for immunohistochemical analysis of the IGF system, and maternal serum was collected for measurement of exogenously administered IGF-II. In WT pregnancies, [Leu(27)]IGF-II treatment halved the number of FGR fetuses, reduced fetal(P = 0.028) and placental weight variations (P = 0.0032), and increased the numbers of pups close to the mean fetal weight (131 vs. 112 pups within 1 SD). "
10/01/2012 - "For the placental imprinted gene Igf-2 and H19 expressions, lower Igf-2 and higher H19 expressions were associated with the decreased fetal growth in the L-L group compared with the H-L group with an increased fetal weight. "
04/01/2008 - "Leu(27)-IGF-II also reduced the barrier to diffusion (trophoblast thickness) compared to vehicle and IGF-II. Both IGF-II and Leu(27)-IGF-II increased fetal plasma amino acid concentrations and placental transfer of MG to the fetus compared to vehicle, with Leu(27)-IGF-II also increasing AIB transport compared with vehicle and IGF-II. In addition, Leu(27)-IGF-II increased fetal weight compared to vehicle. "
04/01/2001 - "In mid-gestation, fetal weight (r = 0.65, P = 0.008, n = 17), volume of the maternal blood space (r = 0.58, P = 0.048, n = 17), and surface density of syncytiotrophoblast (r = 0.65, P = 0.023, n = 17), were positively correlated, and syncytiotrophoblast thickness was negatively correlated, with maternal plasma IGF-II concentration (r = -0.69, P = 0.014, n = 17). "
9. Hemoglobins (Hemoglobin)IBA
10. HormonesIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Cesarean Section (Caesarean Section)
2. Adrenalectomy
3. Intravenous Injections
4. Episiotomy
5. Vaginal Birth after Cesarean