(Closed) IUGR babies?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@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 # 5
1621 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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.

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