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IUGR-did you ever get answers? Pennsatucky Due August 17 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; New York 2907 posts
23rd Apr '12

My son was diagnosed with IUGR at 36 weeks. His slow growth raised eyebrows around 32/33 weeks, and he was delivered at 37 weeks at 4 lbs 2 ounces via c section. They ruled out placenta problems by checking my fluid levels at the heart monitoring appointments, I stopped smoking at 13 weeks, never touched a drug, and as far as I know, I don't have any heart or kidney problems. I want to know why this happened...did anyone get answers?




Also, are c sections almost always necessary with this diagnosis?

tana1991 1 child; Stockton, Illinois 1711 posts
25th Apr '12

c sections are not necessary with this diagnosis....although some babies with true iugr get very stressed out during the labor process so doctors sometimes prefer the c section to prevent this.