Fetal thigh measurement can determine risk of neonatal adiposity

04/10/2013 | Ob.Gyn. News online

A small study revealed that fetal thigh measurement at 28 weeks of gestation can predict babies' likelihood of adiposity at birth. Researchers noted that prepregnancy body mass index, maternal weight gain, birth weight were not associated with neonatal adiposity, nor were fetal abdominal circumference and estimated weight. The findings were presented at the Society of Gynecologic Investigation meeting.

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