oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Correlations between weights of newborn babies, placental parameters and gestational age

Volume 38, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The relationships between foetal weights, placental parameters and gestational ages were studied in 200 placentae. In addition to confirming that foetal weight, placental weight and gestational age correlated, the results showed that baby weight, placental weight, placental surface area correlate to the length of cord and that the length of cord correlates to gestational age (p<0.05). These correlations are reported for the first time and are difficult to explain. It is recommended to establish birth weight standards in order to assess intra-uterine growth retardation, and to re-examine the correlations reported here through prospective studies as they might be relevant clinically and provide important clues on morbidity prospects of an individual during postnatal life.

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