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January 25, 2006

A Woman With Fetal Loss—Reply

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2006;295(4):386-387. doi:10.1001/jama.295.4.386-c

In Reply: Dr Blander argues that the patient should have had an elective cesarean delivery because the stillbirth weight was 10 lb (4530 g). I disagree, as the ability to predict fetal weight is poor.1 Furthermore, 10 lb (4530 g) is not an indication for an elective cesarean delivery in a patient who is not diabetic.1

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