New perinatal strtegy focuses on the unique Asian fetal characteristics for best outcome and the birth of a healthy baby. Ethnic specific standards for Perinatal care are required in both Asian and Caucasian population for the well-being of fetuses and newborns. The Asian fetus has a unique body habitus differing from that of Caucasians. Ethnic specific classification for Term, Preterm and Low Birth Weight criteria in ethnic Asian and Caucasian population highlights the inherent characteristics in these newborns.
The revised Perinatal Nomenclatures and Definitions are best suited for the Asian Population . Implementation into clinical practice of these definitions of term, preterm and low birth weight plus the vulnerable small Asian newborn born at an earlier date will faciliate judicious obstetric intervention in the timely delivery of these newborns.
Ethnic Asian Due Date for delivery will result in the timely delivery of these tiny babies. As ethnic specific estimation of expected date of delivery in Asians and Caucasians differ widely, it invalidates a common EDD at 40 weeks. The early and quick identification of Asian and Caucasian high risk newborns is facilitated by using the Risk-score and color index, which is also a convenient method for coding and classifying all newborns.
A convenient Risk-score clor coding index for both Asians and Caucasians newborns, give a more accurate identification of risk newborn, anticipation of their problems and the early institution of effective management for the well-being of the neonate.