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im freaking out

So couple weeks ago I posted a question about measuring big. Had an ultrasound wednesday and got a call today saying that Rileigh is showing signs of IUGR. He is growing unevenly. In otherwords his head is growing faster then his body. They are gonna do another ultasound in 3 weeks. If there is no improvement or change they are talking about taking him early. What is going on? Why is this happening? What do we do, I could throw up from feeling so freaked out!


Asked by randibosin at 11:30 PM on Nov. 12, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I have never heard of that before.. but *hugs* momma.. it'll all work out.. you never know. Lots of times those ultrasounds and other prenatal tests are wrong.. more often than they really should be.

    Answer by mhaney03 at 11:31 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • You have to stay calm for the baby.. The more you stress, the more problems you will have, so try as hard as you can to just relax, Pray, and leave it to God. He will take care of you and that precious baby =) Love and hugs! Good Luck.

    Answer by WhitneyMommyOf2 at 11:33 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • First, you need to calm down. Freaking out does not help your baby and can only bring about negative reactions with your body. How many weeks are you? If they feel taking him early is going to help, allow them to do what the need to do and treat the situation calmly. Have faith in yourself and your little one. Things will work out for you!

    Answer by Anna-Chubaby at 11:33 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • I"ve had 3 babies with IUGR. They couldn't find a reason. There's nothing you can do about it. It just is. They were all just really small babies. One was 4 lb 13 oz. One was 6 lb 6 oz. & one was 5 lb. 7 oz.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:35 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • All I know to tell you is pray... all will be ok, I will pray for you as well. Good luck.

    Answer by bjojola at 11:35 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • you need to be calm i had both my kids early and both are fine now just relax n try not to worry so much ill be praying for you all ((((((Hugs)))))

    Answer by yankeegirl87 at 11:46 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a term that describes a baby who is not growing at the normal rate inside the uterus. These babies usually have a low weight at birth. Babies who have IUGR are more likely to have certain health problems (both during pregnancy and after birth). Problems include:
    •A difficult time handling the stress of vaginal delivery
    •Increased risk of being stillborn
    •Low blood sugar level at birth
    •Lower resistance to infection
    •Trouble maintaining body temperature
    •An abnormally high red blood cell count

    Answer by miasmommy21407 at 12:28 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • What causes IUGR?

    IUGR has various causes. The most common cause is a problem in the placenta (the tissue that carries oxygen, food and blood to the baby). Birth defects and genetic disorders can also cause IUGR. If the mother has an infection, high blood pressure, kidney disease, heart disease or sickle cell anemia, or is smoking, drinking alcohol or abusing drugs, her baby might develop IUGR. Sometimes a prescribed medicine that the mother is taking causes IUGR.

    Answer by miasmommy21407 at 12:29 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • Did I cause this problem?

    Most of the causes of IUGR are beyond your control. Usually, nothing the mother did causes IUGR in her baby. But if you smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol or abuse drugs, you can cause IUGR in your baby.

    Do all small babies have IUGR?

    No. About one-third of the babies who are small at birth have IUGR. The rest of them don't have IUGR--they're just smaller than normal. Just like there are different sizes of infants, children and adults, there are also different sizes of babies in the uterus. Small babies tend to run in families. The parents or other children in the family may have been small when they were born, too.


    Answer by miasmommy21407 at 12:30 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

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    There is a LOT more information on this site too!



    Answer by miasmommy21407 at 12:31 AM on Nov. 13, 2010