fetal growth


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fetal growth

The development of body cells, tissues, organs, and functions while the fetus is supported by the maternal placenta and uterus.
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Epidemiologic studies suggest that maternal diet and metabolic function can influence the pattern of human fetal growth (15).
Conclusions: Different to other ethnic groups, Puerto Ricans show similar fetal growth patterns as those reported from mixed U.
Assessment of fetal growth and well being is one of the major purposes of antenatal care.
Previous literature has provided suggestive evidence on the adverse effects of air pollution on small for gestational age (SGA), low birth weight (LBW), and other markers of impaired fetal growth assessed at birth (Estarlich et al.
However recent studies found out that the placenta was mostly normal or larger with no fetal growth retardation in late onset preeclampsia but was hypoplastic and associated with fetal growth retardation when preeclampsia was early onset, suggesting probably early onset preeclampsia is a placental disorder whereas late onset is a maternal disorder.
Once the diagnosis of preeclampsia has been established, the severity criteria no longer indude fetal growth restriction, but rather focus on maternal symptoms.
iron-folate supplementation during pregnancy on intrauterine growth, the importance of intervening in the preconception period, nutritional regulation of fetal growth, endocrine interactions in the control of fetal growth, developmental programming of obesity and metabolic dysfunction, one-carbon metabolism and fetal growth, and the influence of maternal vitamin B12 and folate on growth and insulin resistance.
The study found that adverse fetal growth, exposure to maternal smoking, and a lower childhood growth trajectory were all associated with a subsequent decline in testicular function.
Smoking during pregnancy is known to impair fetal growth and shorten gestation, and some research suggests secondhand smoke can contribute to the same problems.
The ObGyn was negligent in failing to diagnose fetal growth restriction caused by placental insufficiency.
Apart from being an invaluable diagnostic tool, normally used to confirm viability of early pregnancy or to monitor fetal growth, it also aids in detecting fetal abnormalities (markers) associated with chromosomal abnormalities.