National WIC Association

The influence of proximity of prenatal services on small for gestational age birth

Heck KE, Schoendorf KC, Chavez GF. The influence of proximity of prenatal services on small for gestational age birth. J Community Health. Feb 2002;27(1):15-31.

The researchers’ goal was to determine whether the availability of community health and social services was associated with the risk of poor fetal growth for infants born small for gestational age (SGA). There was no association between SGA births and the accessibility of community services for either high- or low-risk women.