• Realities of modern obstetric practice

Realities of modern obstetric practice

HEALTH OF WOMAN. 2017.3(119):20–22; doi 10.15574/HW.2017.119.20

Zhuk S. I., Schurevska O. D., Pehno T. V. 
National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education P. L. Shupyk, Kiev
Kyiv maternity hospital № 2

The article presents data retrospective features of pregnancy in women forced migrants . The influence of migration on neonatal anthropometric indices were analysed. There were conducted the increase in the frequency of children born with weight less than 3000 g, with a clear seasonality due to insufficient or inadequate maternal nutrition or disrupt the regulatory processes at the level of the placenta due stress.

Key words: pregnancy, women forced migrants, fetus, fetal programming, stress.


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