Intra-uterine transmission of disease.

  title={Intra-uterine transmission of disease.},
  author={Leona Aerts and Frans Andr{\'e} Van Assche},
  volume={24 10},
Fetal development is dependent on maternal supply of fuels and building blocks. Disturbed maternal metabolism or inappropriate maternal nutrition confronts the fetus with an unfavourable intra-uterine milieu. Structural and functional adaptations occur during development and maturation of organs. Consequences of these fetal alterations persist postnatally and may result in metabolic alterations throughout life. Gestational diabetes can occur in these offspring and transmit the effect to the… CONTINUE READING


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