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The fetus normally 

A. Gains more weight in the last ten weeks of gestation than in the first 30 weeks. 

B. Has a higher haemoglobin level at term than a normal adult. 

C. Stores sufficient iron in the liver to last a year after birth.

D. Has a similar metabolic rate per metre2 as an adult. 

E. Passes rectal contents in the last three months of gestation.

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A. True Fetal growth is exponential. 

B. True Around 170–200 grams/litre. 

C. False The stores last only a few months. 

D. False It is about twice as great due to rapid growth. 

E. False Passage of meconium before birth is a sign of distress.

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