Although most NIH fetuses have poor prognosis, it is imperative to attempt to identify the underlying cause to present parents with the best estimate for prognosis and future outcomes. Identification of a disorder with a good prognosis may prevent unnecessary termination of pregnancy and give a chance for therapy. Identification of a disorder with poor prognosis may still provide information that may be unavailable after delivery regarding this and future pregnancies.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Obstetrics and Gynecology