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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 64-68

The predictive value of endometrial thickness for assessing neonatal birth weight in ART


Matritava Advanced IVF & Training Centre, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Sudha Prasad
Matritava Advanced IVF & Training Centre, 29, Paschimi Marg, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi-110057
India
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Background: Neonatal birth weight is lower after assisted reproductive technology (ART) conception compared with natural conception. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the predictive potential of measuring maternal endometrial thickness (ET) in women undergoing ART for assessing neonatal birth weight. Methods: and Results</ST> The patients (n = 100) were screened for meeting inclusion criteria with primary or secondary infertility and who underwent In-vitro Fertilization/Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) or frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles were enrolled in the study. All women received the antagonist protocol with recombinant gonadotropins/urinary gonadotropins or human menopausal gonadotropin as a stimulation protocol. Only singleton pregnancies were used in neonatal birth weight (n = 70) measurements. Retrospective data were collected for age, body mass index (BMI), and ET done by two-dimensional ultrasound that had successful pregnancy. The antenatal details, birth weight/gender of neonates were noted. A univariate regression analysis was performed between ET and neonatal birth weight in patients with live births (n = 70) to evaluate association between these parameters. The data were adjusted for variables such as age, BMI, and gestational duration. There was significant association of ET with neonatal birth weight and ET was observed to be a significant independent predictor for neonatal birth weight (slope 0.168, P = 0.0052). Conclusion: The present study suggests that ET measurement at the time of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) trigger in Indian women undergoing ART cycles can be a reliable independent predictor for assessing neonatal birth weight


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