First trimester maternal tobacco smoking habits and fetal growth.

@article{Prabhu2010FirstTM,
  title={First trimester maternal tobacco smoking habits and fetal growth.},
  author={Nanda Prabhu and Norman Smith and Doris M. Campbell and Leone Craig and A. V. Seaton and Peter J. Helms and Graham Devereux and Steve W Turner},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2010},
  volume={65 3},
  pages={235-40}
}
RATIONALE Maternal smoking in pregnancy is associated with reduced birth weight and childhood lung function. This study determined when maternal smoking first influences fetal growth and how this relates to childhood respiratory outcomes. METHODS A longitudinal cohort of 1924 pregnant women was recruited. Fetal ultrasound measurements at 11 weeks (crown-rump length, CRL) and at 20 weeks gestation (femur length, FL, and biparietal diameter, BPD) and birth measurements were recorded. Childhood… CONTINUE READING

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