Table 1: Maternal characteristics and indications for elective preterm delivery in the IUGR group

Underlying disease/Indications for
obstetric complicationselective resolution

Systemic4 (8%)Oligohydramnios20 (51.3%)
Lupus
Erythematosus

Heart diseases5 (10%)Severe maternal8 (20.5%)
Disease

Hypertensive24 (48%)Cardiotocographic6 (15.4%)
DisordersAbnormalities

Others6 (12%)FBP or3 (7.7%)
Doppler alterations
Fetal maturity2 (5.1)

IUGR: intrauterine growth restriction; FBP: fetal biophysical profile. Data are reported as number of cases and percentage.