Preventing maternal growth in the pregnant adolescent dam is associated with altered placental vascularity and modest fetal growth restriction

J S Luther, John Milne, Raymond Aitken, M Matsuzaki, D A Redmer, L P Reynolds, Jacqueline Wallace

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The risks of miscarriage, prematurity and low birth weight are particularly acute in adolescent girls who are still growing at the time of conception. As many girls who become pregnant have inadequate or marginal nutritional status during gestation, we have developed a sheep model to examine the effects of limiting maternal nutrient intake on conceptual growth. The present study focuses on placental growth and vascular development in these undernourished dams.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberO-025
Pages (from-to)1015-1015
Number of pages1
JournalPediatric Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005
Event3rd International Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 16 Nov 200519 Nov 2005

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