Fetal growth was studied in 78 newborns who had serial scans in pregnancy. Weight at birth correlated with growth in the first 2 trimesters but better with the growth between 28 and 32 weeks. The correlations for weight at growth cessation were better than those for weight at birth. Crown-heel length at cessation did not correlate with fetal growth in the first 2 trimesters. Maternal weight increase correlated with fetal weight and crown-heel length but not with head circumference at cessation. Maternal prepregnancy weight correlated with fetal growth between 28 and 32 weeks, but not with fetal growth in the second trimester. A negative correlation was found between estimated duration of growth cessation and relative head circumference at birth.

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