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What does EFW mean in pregnancy ultrasound?

Dear Sir,Today got report of Ultrasound(Gravid Uterus) of my wife like below:-Single live foetus is seen inside the uterus with cephalic presentation.No gross congenital anomaly of foetus is seen at this stage of gestation. Gestational age is approx-36weeks+/-2weeks(EDD-18-03-14).Liquor volume is normal.Maximum liquor depth-5.4cm. No cord vessel is seen around the neck at present.Placenta is lying anteriorly in upper & mid body region. Cervix-normal & length-3.6cm. Cerdiad pulsation(149b/m/r) & foetal movements are normal. EFW-2.6kg+/-200gm.I want to know is this above report is normal or any critical? what is the meaning of EFW?I will be very greatfull if you explain this report.Thanks & Regards Dharmeswar Deb Assam,SIlchar
Mon, 24 Nov 2014
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Hello, Wellcome to HCM
EFW means Estimated metal weight of baby which is nearly 2.6 kg. It is normal for a baby of 36 weeks.
The above mentioned report is a normal report.
There is nothing in the report to worry about.
The report tells that the condition of the baby as well as the external enlivenment for the baby is good.
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