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What is iugr?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology

In brief: Abnormal growth

Iugr or intrauterine growth restriction is the finding of decreased or abnormal growth of a fetus.
Their are many causes of iugr. Usually it will need to monitored with repeat ultrasound testing. Iugr only becomes a problem when it is severe or if it is related to other serious problems. Close monitoring is important.

In brief: Abnormal growth

Iugr or intrauterine growth restriction is the finding of decreased or abnormal growth of a fetus.
Their are many causes of iugr. Usually it will need to monitored with repeat ultrasound testing. Iugr only becomes a problem when it is severe or if it is related to other serious problems. Close monitoring is important.
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