Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 283, Issue 3, pp 461–467 | Cite as

Effects of short-term maternal fasting in the third trimester of pregnancy on fetal biophysical profile and Doppler indices scores

  • Niyazi Tug
  • Habibe Ayvaci
  • Nazan Tarhan
  • Elif Ozmisirci
  • Sadiye Eren
  • Ates Karateke
Materno-fetal Medicine



It was aimed to investigate the effects of short-term maternal fasting on fetal biophysical profile (BPP) scores and obstetric doppler indices.

Materials and methods

Thirty healthy uncomplicated singleton pregnancy cases were enrolled into the study.

Results and conclusion

Fasting decreased BPP reversibly, but not to a level below 8/10. AFI, umbilical and MCA impedances were unchanged while pulsatility, resistance and systolic/diastolic values of uterine arteries were increased.


Fasting Biophysical score Amniotic fluid index Doppler 


Conflict of interest statement



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Niyazi Tug
    • 1
  • Habibe Ayvaci
    • 1
  • Nazan Tarhan
    • 1
  • Elif Ozmisirci
    • 1
  • Sadiye Eren
    • 1
  • Ates Karateke
    • 1
  1. 1.Obstetrics and Gynecology ClinicZeynep Kamil HospitalIstanbulTurkey

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