Table 1.

Fetal and placental characteristics.

Control (n = 9)Obese (n = 9)
Litter size (number of fetuses)7.7 ± 0.48.1 ± 0.6
Litter weight (g)7.83 ± 0.577.21 ± 0.80
Average fetal weight (g)1.07 ± 0.070.92 ± 0.05
Average fetal length (cm)2.08 ± 0.071.94 ± 0.06
Average placental weight (g)0.09 ± 0.0050.11 ± 0.006
Fetal weight/placental weight ratio11.34 ± 0.558.70 ± 0.66**
  • Data are presented as mean ± SEM. **P < 0.01, versus control (unpaired t‐test).