Clinical assessment of nutritional status at birth. Fetal malnutrition and SGA are not synonymous

Pediatr Clin North Am. 1994 Oct;41(5):875-91. doi: 10.1016/s0031-3955(16)38836-8.


Fetal malnutrition is a common and potentially serious problem perinatally and for later growth and development. Unless sought in the neonate, fetal malnutrition is frequently missed but can be detected readily by a simple clinical examination.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Fetal Growth Retardation / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Small for Gestational Age*
  • Nutritional Status*
  • Placental Insufficiency / physiopathology*
  • Pregnancy