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Open Access Original Research

Fetal growth velocities in pregnancies with neonatal features of intrauterine malnourishment

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1 Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, Dundee - Scotland (United Kingdom)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 1997, 24(1), 8–10;
Published: 10 March 1997
Abstract

Measurements of neonatal morphometry provide a better indicator of fetal growth achievement than birthweight for gestational age This study describes the intrauterine growth velocities of the fetal head and trunk of 33 infants with skinfold thickness measurements below the tenth percentile; 16 (48%) of the infants had birth weights above the tenth percentile. Growth velocity of the head was not significantly different from the reference population whereas the trunk growth velocity was significantly reduced (p < 0.001). This study demonstrates for the first time that infants with morphometric features of intrauterine malnourishment, regardless of birthwei­ght, are subject to differential growth restriction in utero.

Keywords
Intrauterine growth retardation
Neonatal morphometry
Growth velocity
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