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How To Prevent Iugr
Help grow small baby: Dr inzer is correct. Iugr is restriction of fetal growth which can be due to many causes, some beyond control of the expectant woman. No matter what the cause, however, following a healthful diet, resting as needed, avoiding toxins like tobacco smoke, alcohol, etc. Are very important. Also essential is keeping all appointments for OB visits, ultrasounds, monitoring and reporting problems asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Slow growth: Iugr= intra uterine growth retardation. This descriptive term applies to growth, when the size of the fetus/baby bump does not meet the size expected for the stage in the pregnancy. The reason can be as simple as having the wrong dates, (expected date of conception) or some process that is interfering with the growth of baby. Iugr is a result, not a cause & sometimes results from fatal conditions. ...Read more
If a baby is born with IUGR can this cause any case of mental disabilities later on ? Or do they usually out grow it?
Fetal, placental : &/or maternal disorders can cause IUGR. Evaluation for the cause is needed if birth head circumference is <5th %ile &/or physical/neurological abnormalities exist. The same nurse should measure the head the same way each visit. Standardized developmental screening tools should be used. If concerns arise, referrals to an Early Intervention Program & a developmental pediatrician are needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it typical for iugr babies to have feeding issues... 6 mth has never taken more than 3ozs at a time he seems to get full easy. What could be issue?
Sounds normal: Yes, iugr babies can fave feeding issues, but it is probably not contributing to problems 6 months from delivery. If your child is growing appropriately by weight, length, and head circumference, than there is nothing to worry about. If not, you should consult your pediatrician. If growing well, just be grateful that your child has a healthy "full button" and will avoid over-eating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slow growth: Iugr= intra uterine growth retardation. This descriptive term applies to growth, when the size of the fetus/baby bump does not meet the size expected for the stage in the pregnancy. The reason can be as simple as having the wrong dates, (expected date of conception) or some process that is interfering with the growth of baby.After an ultrasound, firmer dates & size analysis are possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Frequent MD visits.: Keep all your obstetrical appointments as each visit could make the difference between life and death for a growth restricted fetus. Aspirin if taken before the second trimester can prevent recurrent fetal growth restriction. A balanced diet, prenatal vitamins and avoidance of any/all exercise can also help your fetus maintain at least minimal growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multifactorial: There are a number of medical conditions preexisting in the mother that can increase risk of iugr, including hypertension, lupus, kidney disease, and sickle cell; fetal conditions such as abnormal chromosomes; twins or more; infection, placental disorders, smoking, and poor diet, as well as history of iugr in a prior pregnancy. ...Read more