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Estimated Fetal Weight ("EFW")

EFW refers to Estimated Fetal Weight.  Medical providers should make an assessment of the baby’s estimated fetal weight before delivery.  The EFW may be assessed by palpating the mother’s abdomen or by ultrasound.  A baby weighing more than 8.13 ounces at birth has a greater risk of suffering shoulder dystocia during birth than a child weighing less.

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