Welcome to the website of the Gestation Network. This site aims
to highlight the importance of an individual approach in the assessment of fetal
growth, based on maternal, fetal and pregnancy characteristics.
Fetal growth is of principal concern in perinatal surveillance. It has relevance
Antenatal care: failure to thrive in utero can lead to
fetal death; antepartum stillbirth is the largest contributor to perinatal mortality
in most developed countries.
Intrapartum surveillance: growth restricted fetuses are more likely
to become distressed during labour.
Neonatal care: babies who are small due to prematurity or
growth restriction are more prone to neonatal complications.
This site contains software for calculating
gestational age, estimated fetal weight,
fetal growth charts and
birthweight centiles. Click on the relevant link below.
To learn more about the GROW technique, see
Disclaimer: The Gestation Network, Perinatal Institute and authors of the software cannot accept responsibility for any clinical diagnoses or decisions made on the basis of software programmes or charts provided through this and associated websites.
Copyright: GROW - customised software programmes contain algorithms based on published principles and formulae which are copyright of the Gestation Network.