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IUGR Peppa pig Due August 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; New York 2318 posts
12th Mar '12

My son was born on Friday at 37 weeks even. They are telling me that he is not a preemie (I thought he was a late term preemie), but due to his weight (4 lbs 2 ounces), they have him in NICU,



His lungs and brain are fine. He is on an IV and I am currently breastfeeding and supplementing until the milk comes in in full swing. He has not lost weight, but I'm still so worried about him :( We did not detect his low birth weight until Monday, and he was sectioned Friday...



Did anyone have a baby with IUGR? Did you ever find out why? That's my problem: I have no idea why this happened.....

user banned Due July 3; 2 kids; Australia 14351 posts
13th Mar '12

My daughter had it and was born at 38w 1d, she weighed 5lb 7oz. The placenta basically shut down around 36 weeks. She is 3 now and completely fine :)

Mommy Sunshine 3 kids; Michigan 9473 posts
13th Mar '12

He should catch up just fine mama.
My little guy was severe IUGR from 23 weeks until he delivered at 32 weeks. He was way under in growth and eventually stop growing all together. Turns out his placenta was over half dead. He has other health issues that keep him from gaining weight but none directly from being IUGR. Normally those babies rebound perfectly once they are aout

Rebecca R +1 1 child; Somerset, Michigan 854 posts
13th Mar '12

Glad I saw this! Im actually getting an ultrasound in the morning to see if my baby has IUGR because I havnt been growing like I should. I'm really hoping she has grown in the last couple of weeks
If she has IUGR will they let her bake anymore? I'm 36 weeks

user banned Due July 3; 2 kids; Australia 14351 posts
13th Mar '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rebecca Renner:</b>" Glad I saw this! Im actually getting an ultrasound in the morning to see if my baby has IUGR because ... [snip!] ... I'm really hoping she has grown in the last couple of weeks If she has IUGR will they let her bake anymore? I'm 36 weeks"</blockquote>



I was allowed to go an extra week and had to monitor her movements. As long as she was moving a lot then it was ok for me to still be pregnant

Rebecca R +1 1 child; Somerset, Michigan 854 posts
13th Mar '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting V loves T&C:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Rebecca Renner:</b>" Glad I saw this! Im actually getting an ... [snip!] ... go an extra week and had to monitor her movements. As long as she was moving a lot then it was ok for me to still be pregnant"</blockquote>



I hope she is ok and that i won't have to worry about it, but if she has it I really hope they at least let me reach 37 weeks! I want her to come out healthy. I am so afraid of having a NICU baby :(

Peppa pig Due August 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; New York 2318 posts
13th Mar '12
Quoting Rebecca Renner:" Glad I saw this! Im actually getting an ultrasound in the morning to see if my baby has IUGR because ... [snip!] ... I'm really hoping she has grown in the last couple of weeks If she has IUGR will they let her bake anymore? I'm 36 weeks"

Yes they will...he was supposed to bake longer but then I wasn't geting his normal kicks on Friday....the cord was wrapped around his neck when they sectioned him and this did not pick up on the heart monitor. There was a deceleration when I had a contraction and that's why they sectioned me, thankfully. Your doctor might as you to come in for twice a week heart monitoring which is a GOOD THING. Good luck! Keep us abreast!

USAF wf&m 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 1795 posts
13th Mar '12

My little man had it too and it was because of my high blood pressure not sending enough oxygen to the placenta which caused it to age prematurely so he wasnt getting all of the nutrients he needed. I had him at 35 weeks

Miyah ' s Momma (: Due January 3; 1 child; Cincinnati, Ohio 484 posts
28th Mar '12

i had this problem . i just had my dauqhter on Saturday ( 37 weeks exactly ) . she was 4lbs 13oz . we were in tha hospital for 3 days til she qot discharqed . they told me its probley because she wasnt qettinq enouqh protein . but when we were in tha hospital she only lost 3.6 % of her body weiqht then went back up . i want to say she was only a lb less than what she was when she was born when we left . she was not put on IV but i supplemented her with Simalac until my milk came in tha last day we were in tha hospital . but im sure your baby will be fine . Miyah is doinq qreat now . i just hope she starts puttinq on some fat soon .

tana1991 1 child; Stockton, Illinois 1711 posts
29th Mar '12

i had my son on friday morning, i was induced because of iugr...we were expecting that the entire pregnancy sine i have 2 uteruses...i was 35weeks and he never went to the nicu just had to stay a couple extra days to treat the jaundice, so i stayed in the guest center at the hospital since we lived so far away so that way i would not miss a feeding

Peppa pig Due August 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; New York 2318 posts
29th Mar '12
Quoting Jasmin Malia:" i had this problem . i just had my dauqhter on Saturday ( 37 weeks exactly ) . she was 4lbs 13oz . we ... [snip!] ... hospital . but im sure your baby will be fine . Miyah is doinq qreat now . i just hope she starts puttinq on some fat soon ."


Did your doctor tell you to supplement with formula? Mine says I should but I'm not too happy about it..my baby was released at 4 9 and has stayed the same weight...although, he does look fatter to me...

Peppa pig Due August 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; New York 2318 posts
29th Mar '12
Quoting tana1991:" i had my son on friday morning, i was induced because of iugr...we were expecting that the entire pregnancy ... [snip!] ... the jaundice, so i stayed in the guest center at the hospital since we lived so far away so that way i would not miss a feeding"


Wow , can I ask why they would induce you for that? I thought the theory was the longer they stay in, the better. My son was sectioned without a question because of a deceleration, but not because of his weight...congrats, btw!

Miyah ' s Momma (: Due January 3; 1 child; Cincinnati, Ohio 484 posts
29th Mar '12
Quoting Peppa pig:" Did your doctor tell you to supplement with formula? Mine says I should but I'm not too happy about ... [snip!] ... I'm not too happy about it..my baby was released at 4 9 and has stayed the same weight...although, he does look fatter to me..."


no they told me not to supplement her & to keep tryinq to breastfeed . she wasnt eatinq & i wasnt about to starve my baby . my milk finally came in ( when i pumped ) tha last day i was in tha hospital . so since then i have been pumpinq & qivinq it to her that way .

tana1991 1 child; Stockton, Illinois 1711 posts
30th Mar '12
Quoting Peppa pig:" Wow , can I ask why they would induce you for that? I thought the theory was the longer they stay in, ... [snip!] ... the better. My son was sectioned without a question because of a deceleration, but not because of his weight...congbrats, btw! "


from my ultrasound at 31 weeks to the one at 35 weeks he grew only a pound and was in the less than 3 percentile for growth...he was better outside of me since he didn't have the room to grow inside of me =] and Thanks