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    nope Hunter is my only child... i hope have more babies one day (im a single mum & have no contact with his father, so i kinda have to find a partner first before i can have more babies )
    i really hope that my next pregnancy is almot more 'normal'
    i cant help but feel guilty, like i did something to cause this IUGR... i dunno i probably stress about it too much, but not having answers as to why has really done my head in , would be easier if i had some closure as to why....
    as im sure the same goes for others...

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    What determines an iugr bub........I wasn't aware my baby was classed as this until i saw some paperwork the hospital had sent to my doc...he was small at 2.440 kg's[at 37 wks],had the low blood sugar and poor feeding.....but all my scans were ok til my last two,which is when they picked up on borderline cord blood flow and decided to induce me......what else decides this?

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    INTRAUTERINE GROWTH RESTRICTION (IUGR)
    A condition in which the foetus is smaller than expected for its gestational age due to inadequate growth.
    An IUGR foetus is defined as one who’s estimated weight is below the 10th percentile for its gestational age and
    whose abdominal circumference is below the 2.5th percentile.
    Often used interchangeably with the term Small for Gestational Age (SGA),
    however whilst most IUGR infants will be SGA, not all SGA infants will have had IUGR.
    IUGR is also sometimes referred to as Intrauterine Growth Retardation.

    SMALL FOR GESTATIONAL AGE (SGA)
    A baby that is born weighing less than 90% of babies of the same gestational age.

    Well It looks like I could be going down the IUGR road again with DS3
    as I'm showing signs of developing PE again and Have just been put on Tablets
    I have a 3d Scan on Friday
    so I'm going to ask how big he is as with the 20wk scan he was about a week behind (at 12wks he was ahead)

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    Oh Rach
    your bub is growing properly & hopefully the scans all go good. let us know how it goes!!!!


    on another note - does anyone else have extreme trouble finding clothes that fit your bubs properly??
    the other day i went shopping & searched all day for some pants & shorts for DS... everything is WAY to wide and falls off him as soon as he moves or i pick him up...
    he is almost 9 months old & still can only fit 0000 in pants
    when will he get some body fat damn it!!!!!
    so many clothes i cant buy because of his skinny size... its annoying!!!

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    Sorry to intrude but I was wondering how you were all picked up to have IUGR? I initially had a low PAPP-A score on my 12 week blood test which my Obs said could be an indicator. I had a scan at 28 wks which showed bubs to be on the 50th percentile (same as DS who was born 7lbs), fundal height was just a week behind so nothing to be overly concerned with.

    I have just seen my Obs and my fundal height is now nearly 3 weeks behind and I'm having another scan in a week. He is talking delivery as early as 36 weeks potentially.

    Do these sound like indicators or is there more that they need to investigate?

    Sorry if this is not the right place please point me in the right direction.

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    its great you are having follow up scans to make sure bubs is ok. hopefully your bubs is fine & you have nothing to worry about.. it may just be a small baby which doesnt necessarily mean IUGR.
    you can develop IUGR early on aswell as later on... in my case It was picked up quite early at just over 20 weeks (was measuring about 4 weeks behind)...
    My pregnancy was horrible tho, i had to get growth scans on a weekly basis aswell as CTG monitoring... at one stage i had to go in EVERY single day to get hooked up to monitiors
    I made it to 37.5 weeks which is awesome as they didnt think i would make it that far.
    fingers crossed your bubba is ok

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    I also have the same trouble with pants for my son who is now almost 8 months old and weighs just on 6kgs. He is very long but still doesnt realy have much fat on him at all. I recently changed from disposable nappys to modern cloth ones as he finaly fit him (although theyre still very big around the waist) and that fixed the pant problem and they make him look bigger which has stopped the comments about his size.

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    I still have the same problem with DS1 and his 3 1/2yr
    he needs a size 2-3 for length but around a 1-2 for the waist
    I put a pair of last years shorts that where a size 2 on him the other day and they fell off him
    I only buy him adjustable waist pants/shorts

    His still in nappies its going to be so much harder once his TT at least his nappy give him some bulk

    With DS1 I had scans at 16,21,25,29,31,34wks and he was born a week after the last scan
    he started to decline in his rate of growth from 22wks but other than that was healthy

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    Hi ladies,

    I only just found this thread, but my DS is now almost 5 months old!!! He was 2.6kg (3rd percentile) at full term. I had absolutely NO health problems during my pregnancy, but my placenta was teeny tiny and yuck looking!

    My fundal height was always spot on for my gestation, although my tummy never looked HUGE. On my 20 week scan my DS was diagnosed with dilated kidneys (apparently not the cause of his growth issues) and then we were followed up at 34 weeks for his kidney issues and it was on that scan that he was found to be on the 10th percentile. So, I had fetal monitoring twice a week for the remainder of the pregnancy (because I am a NICU nurse and was stressing out!) and at my appointment 2 days before my due date, they found the amniotic fluid levels had dropped from 14cm to almost undetectable....I was induced that day! Prior to this I had another growth scan at 37 weeks and they predicted DS to be 2.9 kg so thought he would be be about 3.2 by term.....NOT VERY ACCURATE AT ALL!!

    I feel guilty quite a bit that I must have done something to cause my placenta to stop working properly, but I know deep down it wasnt my fault.

    Funnily enough prior to finishing work to go on maternity leave I was writing a protocol for work about looking after babies under 3kg on the postnatal wards with their mums, so we were able to test out the protocol LOL.

    Does anyone else worry about their next pregnancies being the same???

    My DS is doing well now though and weighs almost 6kg at almost 5 months.

    I find the pumpkin patch pants with adjustable waist work quite well, as you can get the extra length and take in the waist! My DS is only just into newborn PP size at almost 5 months...he he he.

    Hope all of your bubs are doing well.

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    Hi,
    I have just found this forum and wondered if anyone has had a similar experience to what i'm having. At my 20 week scan I was informed that our baby was small and referred to a specialist. We had an amnio which ruled out any chromasome abnormalities and were told that I have severe IUGR and reduced fluid. We were offered a termination at this point due to the poor outlook for the prgnancy.

    I am now 28 weeks and am being monitored weekly, at my last appointment I was informed that baby is only approx 320grams and needs to be 500 before they will consider delivering him. The doppler flows had also decresed and he had not grown a great deal since they had taken the measurements two weeks prior.

    I feel regular movements although they are not very strong. My specialist says that it is remarkable that I am feeling movements at all considering the reduced fluid and that the placenta is abnormally large. I am a complete wreck at the moment as I have no idea what will happen or any control over it, all of the other stories I read seem to be well over 500grams at 28 weeks gestation which depresses me even more so I am hoping that there is someone out there with a story similar to mine so that I have some indication as to what to expect?

    Thanks
    Claire x


 

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