Can placental blood flow be used to estimate the weight of a baby?

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William Curtin

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William Curtin  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Dr. Smith:

The placenta at term weighs about 1/6 of the weight of the baby. Do you think that blood flow through an artery or a vein in the umbilical cord as measured by Doppler velocimetry could be used to estimate the weight of the baby?

Dr. Curtin

What do you think?
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