Human embryonic growth trajectories and associations with fetal growth and birthweight.

@article{Uitert2013HumanEG,
  title={Human embryonic growth trajectories and associations with fetal growth and birthweight.},
  author={Evelyne M van Uitert and Niek Exalto and Graham J Burton and Sten P Willemsen and Anton H. J. Koning and Paul H. C. Eilers and Joop S E Laven and Eric A. P. Steegers and R{\'e}gine P M Steegers-Theunissen},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 7},
  pages={1753-61}
}
STUDY QUESTION How do human embryonic growth trajectories evolve in the first trimester, and is first-trimester embryonic growth associated with fetal growth and birthweight (BW)? SUMMARY ANSWER Human embryonic growth rates increase between 9 and 10 weeks of gestation and are associated with mid-pregnancy fetal growth and BW. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY Fetal growth is associated with health and disease risks in later life. Until recently, prenatal care and research have been focused… CONTINUE READING
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