The IUGR RIsk Selection (IRIS) study (WC2012-024)

Background

Starting date: 15/04/2013
Of all babies that die after 25 or more weeks gestation, 40% are small‐for‐gestational age (SGA). In the Netherlands third trimester ultrasound (US) screening is increasingly being used to monitor foetal growth even though evidence on its effectiveness or cost‐effectiveness is lacking. The proposed study fulfils the urgent need to evaluate the value of third trimester US for monitoring foetal growth among low risk women in primary care. If shown to be effective, routine third trimester US will contribute to reducing the national perinatal mortality and severe morbidity rate.