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Old Aug 14th, 2011, 09:46 AM   1
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IUGR Diagnosis: Need Advice!!!


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I have been reading as many threads and information as I can on the condition IUGR (Intrauterine Growth Restriction). Doctors diagnosed me with the condition when I was 28 weeks pregnant. I am now ordered on bedrest for remainder of my pregnancy. I am a bit frustrated because my doctor doesnt seem to be able to give me any information on what the plans will be in terms of my delivery for the pregnancy. I am also frustrated because most of the threads I read are for women who have IUGR along with other complications. I currently have good blood pressure, no gestational diabetes, or any other problems but just IUGR. I was diagnosed with AEDF (absent end diastolic flow) for awhile but the baby appears to not have it in the last two dobbler reading performed last week. My question is, is there anyone who was diagnosed with IUGR and then removed off the diagnosis? Is there anyone who had mild to moderate case of IUGR? If so, how did your delivery turn out? I understand that with pregnancy there are no clear answers but its so hard when I feel like I am going into something blindly. I just want to hear some stories, hopefully will ease my mind



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Old Aug 14th, 2011, 09:58 AM   2
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Sorry to hear this hunni, i dont have any advice for you but ddint want to read and run.
Imgoing for a growth scan on wed as baby was only measuring on the 5th cetile on last scan, but was fine 4 weeks before that xx



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2011, 11:22 AM   3
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I was diagnosed with IUGR at 30 weeks. At my 20 week ultrasound he was measuring ahead, but at 30 weeks he had slowed down significantly. Femurs were measuring 2 weeks behind (when they had been 2 weeks ahead at 20 weeks), Doc told me to stay off the internet and not to worry. Went back at 33 weeks for another ultrasound and he had stopped growing everywhere (except his head) at 30 weeks. Also, at my 33 week appmt I had protein in my urine and my BP was starting to get high.

They sent me to hospital, gave me one round of steroids for his lungs and then took him via c-section 24 hours later due to the beginnings of HELLP syndrome starting to set in. He was 3 lbs 10 oz at birth, had to stay in NICU for about a month but no serious problems. He's now a happy and healthy 5 month old little boy. Catching up every day on his growth. He's still small for his age, but that's to be expected.

My IUGR was due to a bad placenta. They weren't able to tell that though until the C-section.

The hardest part is worrying about your baby.... Try to just rest now and not focus on the what if's.



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Old Aug 14th, 2011, 11:43 AM   4
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thanks


thanks ladies, I am just going to wait and see what my doctor says tomorrow at LO growth assessment. I was reading on a thread that even if I am gaining weight doesnt mean baby is, so I have to admit I was a bit bummed because I have been hovering on gaining one pound and then losing it and then gaining it back. So I guess I just need to just chill out and wait and see what my doctor says tomorrow. I definitely will ask him again if I can get some clarity on the situation. I have been noticing that baby activity has slowed down these last few days and I have been having horrible cramps and pelvic pressure. So I will leave everything in God's hands...Not much I can do anyway...



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Old Aug 15th, 2011, 04:08 AM   5
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I have no experience with IUGR, but I wish you good luck and send and prayers your way!



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2011, 15:36 PM   6
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I just got back from a growth assessment today for LO...doctor says she weighs 3 lbs 1 oz. She is still labeled mild IUGR and Doctor says as long as LO continues to gain weight I should be fine. If LO stops growing or if I develop any complications, doctor said he would deliver her early. So I feel a little bit better because at LO is growing. She may be small but she is growing. Also at least she doesnt have a severe case of IUGR. So overall I am feeling much better and confident. Thanks everyone for the support...



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Old Aug 15th, 2011, 15:45 PM   7
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Just curious -- how often are you going to be repeating your growth ultrasounds and are you going to have any more doppler studies done?



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2011, 21:45 PM   8
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I just got back from a growth assessment today for LO...doctor says she weighs 3 lbs 1 oz. She is still labeled mild IUGR and Doctor says as long as LO continues to gain weight I should be fine. If LO stops growing or if I develop any complications, doctor said he would deliver her early. So I feel a little bit better because at LO is growing. She may be small but she is growing. Also at least she doesnt have a severe case of IUGR. So overall I am feeling much better and confident. Thanks everyone for the support...
How far along are you now? I hope your LO continues to grow and is able to stay in there a bit longer.

My baby girl is a bit on the small side as well. She is measuring 2.5-3 weeks behind and last week at my growth scan was 3lbs 7oz. Dr said she is not IUGR but just small. I have to have dopper/fluid ultrasounds twice a week and will have another growth scan at 38 weeks if she isn't here by then.



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2011, 22:08 PM   9
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I just got back from a growth assessment today for LO...doctor says she weighs 3 lbs 1 oz. She is still labeled mild IUGR and Doctor says as long as LO continues to gain weight I should be fine. If LO stops growing or if I develop any complications, doctor said he would deliver her early. So I feel a little bit better because at LO is growing. She may be small but she is growing. Also at least she doesnt have a severe case of IUGR. So overall I am feeling much better and confident. Thanks everyone for the support...
How far along are you now? I hope your LO continues to grow and is able to stay in there a bit longer.

My baby girl is a bit on the small side as well. She is measuring 2.5-3 weeks behind and last week at my growth scan was 3lbs 7oz. Dr said she is not IUGR but just small. I have to have dopper/fluid ultrasounds twice a week and will have another growth scan at 38 weeks if she isn't here by then.
According to my doctor today, LO weighs 3 lbs 1 oz and I am currently 31 weeks pregnant. Doctor said her body is measuring under 10th percentile (she measures 9th percentile)...I have to have weekly dobbler ultrasounds as well but I go twice during the week...I think doctor is trying to make sure my AEDF (absent end diastolic flow) condition doesnt come back...I appreciate the hopes...I think LO will continue to grow...As long as I can make it to 37 weeks I will feel better...You dont have much longer to go momma!! Did the doctor tell you that you will have to deliver early?



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2011, 22:10 PM   10
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Just curious -- how often are you going to be repeating your growth ultrasounds and are you going to have any more doppler studies done?
Hey Betsy,
I go for dobbler readings twice every week and I have growth U/S every 3 weeks...My next one is due at 34 weeks I think..



 
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