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.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2005|
|Event||3rd International Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease - Toronto, Canada|
Duration: 16 Nov 2005 → 19 Nov 2005