Fetal Growth

  • F. Sharp
  • R. B. Fraser
  • R. D. B. Milner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Normal Fetal Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. H. L. Snow
      Pages 3-12
    3. P.-H. Persson
      Pages 13-25
    4. F. Sharp, R. B. Fraser, R. D. B. Milner
      Pages 27-32
    5. W. W. Hay Jr.
      Pages 33-52
    6. T. Lind, P. G. Whittaker
      Pages 53-67
    7. F. Sharp, R. B. Fraser, R. D. G. Milner
      Pages 69-73
  3. Normal Fetal Growth (Continued)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. D. J. Hill, V. K. M. Han
      Pages 83-98
    3. F. Sharp, R. B. Fraser, R. D. B. Milner
      Pages 99-100
    4. R. B. Fraser, F. A. Ford
      Pages 101-113
    5. F. Sharp, R. B. Fraser, R. D. B. Milner
      Pages 127-130
  4. Fetal Overgrowth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. F. Cockburn
      Pages 133-138
    3. R. D. G. Milner
      Pages 139-148
    4. F. Sharp, R. B. Fraser, R. D. B. Milner
      Pages 149-157
    5. J. M. Brudenell
      Pages 159-165

About these proceedings


This book is based on the 20th Study Group of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, which concerned the important topic of fetal growth. Basic scientific, and both obstetric and paediatric aspects of the subject were addressed in contributions from many different disciplines, and we are greatly indebted to all the international experts who took part in this workshop at the RCOG in London in November 1988. The deliberations covered the broad topics of normal fetal growth, fetal over­ growth and undergrowth. Clinical implications of these entities, especially fetal undergrowth, played a large part in the proceedings as dictated by c.1inical con­ cerns. Definitions, epidemiology, aetiology and screening were covered, as were technological developments, with special reference to blood flow and volume flow measurements, both fetal and placental. Other aspects of clinical fetal monitoring, including fetal activity measurement, and biophysical evaluation were rationalised and placed in context, and the important newly emerging areas of cordocentesis and therapy in IUGR addressed. Finally, neonatal management of the SGA baby, mortality and long-term morbidity were considered.


Frauenheilkunde Geburtshilfe birth fetus growth monitoring obstetrics placenta pregnancy regulation ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • F. Sharp
    • 1
  • R. B. Fraser
    • 1
  • R. D. B. Milner
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Clinical Sciences CentreNorthern General HospitalSheffieldUK
  2. 2.Department of PaediatricsUniversity of Sheffield, Children’s HospitalSheffieldUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-1707-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-1709-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-1707-0
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