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Doctor insights on: Placental Insufficiency Fetal Growth Restriction

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Dr. Mark Neerhof
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Placental Insufficiency (Definition)

Placental insufficiency is a rare pregnancy complication of insufficient blood flow to the placenta during pregnancy. It is a potentially serious complication. If it is not detected and treated as soon as possible, can lead to life-threatening health complications for ...Read more


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What causes fetal growth restriction?

What causes fetal growth restriction?

MF/placental factors: Maternal-fetal and placental etiologies can all cause fetal growth restriction. Severa fetal syndromes can lead to fgr (e.g. Down, patau, triploidy, edwards, noonan's, digeorge). Multifetal pregnancies are at increased risk for fgr; this can result in fetal demise, fetal brain injury, cerebral palsy or even normal outcomes in non-syndromic cases. Placental infarcts, hypertension, lupus: culprits. ...Read more

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Nt scan/blood results: 1.5mm; Hcg 1.34MoM; PaPP 0.37MoM; Measures 2 days behind GA (11wks.5d). Mom: 30yrs old. How likely is placental insufficiency?

Nt scan/blood results: 1.5mm; Hcg 1.34MoM; PaPP 0.37MoM; Measures 2 days behind GA (11wks.5d). Mom: 30yrs old. How likely is placental insufficiency?

Low Papp-A: Individual test results must be interpreted by the ordering physician who has all the information and can apply it to the clinical scenario. Low 1st TM PAPP-A levels can be associated with fetal growth restriction later in pregnancies. Typically serial fetal growth sonograms are done periodically throughout the pregnancy to monitor for this. ...Read more

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Will I restrict fetal growth if I wear tight fitting clothes?

Will I restrict fetal growth if I wear tight fitting clothes?

Nope!: Tight-fitting clothes have nothing to do with fetal growth restriction. Only if you diet to fir into the tight clothes you can cause poor fetal growth. ...Read more

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Where can I find more info on placental insufficiency?

Where can I find more info on placental insufficiency?

Please see URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001485.htm As you can imagine, this is a big topic, very relevant to pregnancy and fetal safety. ...Read more

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What things can I do to treat placental insufficiency at home?

Keep appointments: It would be quiet essential that uou keeo your prenatal appointments so that your doctor can monitor the well-being of your fetus. Beyond that, there is probably nothing more specific that you can do for placental insufficiency. Maintaining a well balanced diet, keeping well hydrated, and taking your prenatal vitamins would be the most you could likely do on your own. ...Read more

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