Fetal size may influence risk of stillbirth, study says

04/23/2014 | HealthDay News

Between 25% to 50% of all stillbirths over 2.5 years at 59 U.S. hospitals were linked to abnormal growth of the fetus, according to a study in the journal PLOS Medicine. Fetuses that were small for gestational age were three to four times as likely to die while in the womb than normal-weight fetuses. Fetuses that were large for gestational age also had a higher stillbirth risk.

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