Post # 1
Has anyone had a baby where they were diagnosed with IUGR (Intrauterine Growth Restriction)? I’d love to hear stories. I just had an ultrasound at 28 weeks and the ultrasonagrapher said she was measuring kind of small. Like her legs are in the 50th percentile but the rest of her body is more around the 10th percentile? I’m going to see the doctor this afternoon (there hasn’t been any diagnosis at this point), but if anyone has experience with this, I would love to hear it. I’m trying to prepare myself in case we have an issue…
Post # 3
@xstine515: I did not personally but my sister ended up with IUGR with her little guy. She just went through more testing than normal during the 3rd trimester-weekly biophysical ultrasounds to check on the placenta and make sure flow was still good and things like that. She was induced at 37 weeks because of it. James was born at 4lbs 14oz and is still on the small side (at 6 months he’s still in 0-3 month clothes). Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy! Wishing you a happy healthy little baby!
Post # 4
@Milwaukeebride: thanks for sharing your sister’s story, I’m trying to avoid freaking our over this. From what I’ve read, many IUGR babies end up being fine. They have me scheduled for another ultrasound in 2 weeks so hopefully we know more by then.
Post # 5
Often the telltale sign of IUGR on ultrasound is asymetric growth of the head compared to the body/abdomen. ie. the head measures at 29 weeks vs. the abdominal circumference at 26 weeks.
When the growth is small but symmetric, often it may just be a genetically small, healthy baby.
The next ultrasound will give you more information. If it does end up being true IUGR, your doctor will likely recomend being monitored closely by ultrasound and inducing labour if the baby isn’t growing well enough. These babies do often do well once born.
I don’t have a personal story, just wanted to share this info and send good vibes your way.