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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There was a significant difference in fetal growth classification depending on whether a population-based growth chart or a customised growth chart was used.
The Navigation Guide--Evidence-based medicine meets environmental health: integration of animal and human evidence for PFOA effects on fetal growth.
They estimated that 168 pregnant women would have to receive potent or very potent topical steroids in order to result in one additional case of fetal growth restriction (J.
1999) Switching maternal dietary intake at the end of the first trimester has profound effects on placental development and fetal growth in adolescent ewes carrying singleton fetuses.
Thus, atherogenic milieu occurring during pregnancy persists into adulthood and fetal growth retardation is strongly associated with adult atherosclerosis.
Only when the plane of nutrition falls below a crucial stage is fetal growth and development inhibited resulting in low birth weight.
Our observation that maternal stature contributes significantly to neonatal size at birth is further evidence of maternal genetic effects on fetal growth (14).
Maternal weight and height showed no relation to the development of fetal growth restriction, which indicates that the researchers were indeed measuring true in utero growth restriction rather than small stature.
05) were evident in the RUPP group as compared to control, verifying the existence of significant intrauterine fetal growth restriction secondary to reduced utero-placental perfusion.
Lower doses during fetal growth and early life have been shown to alter brain development and adult behavior in laboratory animals.
The researchers note that the finding that most babies born to preeclamptic women at term have normal fetal growth cannot be reconciled with the currently held belief that preeclampsia is caused by reduced blood flow through the placenta to the fetus.
Other papers in this special issue look at the effects of maternal insulin resistance on fetal growth and body composition (Kristine Lain, MD and Patrick Catalano, MD) and on the consequences of preterm birth and low birth weight on the risk to the child of developing metabolic disorders later in life (Paul Hofman, et al.