Researchers evaluate attempts to improve detection of small babies during pregnancy

Small babies or those that fail to reach their growth potential are at increased risk of poor pregnancy and birth outcomes, including stillbirth. Up to 40% of all stillbirths may be related to inadequate growth of the baby during pregnancy. The growth of the baby in the womb also influences the well-being the mother during pregnancy and birth. Yet at present, only around 1 in 4 of these small babies are identified in pregnancy.

This article was originally published on MedicalXpress.com

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