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Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)

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Definition: This is defined as a baby who is smaller than normal in fetal weight gain. This is normally detected via ultrasound or fundal height measurements in pregnancy. If detected your doctor or midwife may order bedrest, monitoring, nutritional counseling, an induction of labor or even cesarean section. At birth an IUGR baby may also be low birth weight, under 5.5 lbs. at birth, though not all babies are born in this category.

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Also Known As: Intrauterine Growth Retardation (IUGR)
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