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  5/1/2014, Iyar 1, 5774

Research Leads to Revised Pregnacy Growth Curves


Research involving thousands of fetuses has resulted in Ha'emek Hospital in Afula revising growth curves for pregnancy monitoring, a senior gynecologist at the hospital told Arutz Sheva on Thursday. Doctor Eti Spiegel said that the growth curves used for years were based on American norms from the 1980s, resulting in needless concern and additional testing when Israeli fetuses did not measure up, although the babies eventually turned out fine.

Dr. Spiegel said the differences were matters of millimeters or centimeters. She said her hospital has updated other hospitals and expressed hope that they will update their monitoring accordingly.