Growth Charts - Clinical Application
Implementation of customised antenatal growth charts into clinical practice has
been found to improve detection of fetal growth problems while reducing unnecessary
interventions (see Literature). The RCOG Green Top Guideline 31 (PDF) recommends serial fundal
height measurement using customised growth charts. However, their effectiveness
can be compromised if protocols are not being adhered to, including a standardised
method of fundal height measurement and recommendations for referral.
The Perinatal Institute offers training prior to implementation of customised charts
into clinical practice. For further information, please contact Shani Taylor,
Perinatal Institute - Tel:+44 (0)121 607 0127 E-Mail:
Click here to view a list of maternity
units where training has already been undertaken.