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What can you do for iugr?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Intrauterine Growth

Retardation can be symmetric: length , weight & head circumference all < 10th %ile for gestational age or asymmetric: only 1 or 2 growth parameters < 10th %ile.
If it's from an abnormality in fetal development, e.g., a genetic syndrome or placental insufficiency, you can't do much. You can change some maternal factors (smoking, drinking, or using drugs but not others ( viral infections/ illness).

In brief: Intrauterine Growth

Retardation can be symmetric: length , weight & head circumference all < 10th %ile for gestational age or asymmetric: only 1 or 2 growth parameters < 10th %ile.
If it's from an abnormality in fetal development, e.g., a genetic syndrome or placental insufficiency, you can't do much. You can change some maternal factors (smoking, drinking, or using drugs but not others ( viral infections/ illness).
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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