|August 2008 · Vol. 20, No. 08
Comment & Controversy
We need to pay closer attention to the 1st trimester
“CAN INTRAUTERINE GROWTH RESTRICTION BE PRESENT IN THE FIRST TRIMESTER?”
BY JOHN M. THORP JR, MD (EXAMINING THE EVIDENCE, JUNE)
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) can be present in the first trimester, but we don’t talk about it because of a lack of documentation and our vague conception of IUGR. Some definitions need to be revised and updated, I believe, to reflect current knowledge and practice.