Hi, has anyone had a iugr baby? When was baby born? Was their any health issues? Did bub have to put on a certain amount of weight before going home? Please tell me everything...
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22-01-2011 21:28 #1
23-01-2011 14:27 #2Senior Member
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DD1 was an IUGR baby, she was induced to be born at almost 39 weeks, she'd stopped progressing in size from week 32, it was only after i changed hospitals that they did something about it. My first hospital put it down to me being small.
Anyway, they upped my drip so that she was born in 4 hours they were that worried about her.
She weight 2.4kg, had alot of problems feeding because she was to weak to suck on on either me or the bottle, so we had to force feed her. she also couldnt stay warm and her blood sugar levels kept dropping to really low levels.
They let me take her home when she was 3 days old because she'd started to actually suck on the bottle and was taking a decent amount of formula. Plus she was having enough wet and dirty nappies to satisfy them. But they still had the clinic nurse come check on her every day for a week
My problem was later found to be placenta failure as it literally fell apart once it was out and her umbilical cord was also empty of any nutrients so she'd sucked as much out of it as she could literally get.
FYI it defiantly wasnt a small baby because im small, DD2 was born a perfect 3.4kg at 38 weeks.
23-01-2011 15:01 #3Senior Member
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I'm not sure if DD was classified as an IUGR baby or not. The paed and my Ob never mentioned it but a MW did.
I went into labour spontaneously at exactly 37wks. DD weighed 2.460kg (HC 34cm, length 48cm). So average head and length but she was skinny. She was a fantastic feeder right from the start. We had a normal length hospital stay. When we left hospital (4 night stay) she only weighed 10g less than her birth weight. The only thing that was done was the MW's checked her blood sugar every 3hrs for the first 12hrs or so to make sure it wasn't dropping too low. It didn't
Like I said I don't know if DD was IUGR but a scan I had at 34wks showed she was on the 50th percentile for size. For the next 3wks of the pregnancy I didn't really feel like I was getting much bigger - my Ob didn't think so either. I was getting heaps of movements from DD and that's all my Ob was really concerned with. I spoke with my Ob about this after DD was born and she said that even if we'd know definitively that DD had stopped growing she would have still left her in as long as she was still moving heaps so her lungs had a chance to develop properly.
23-01-2011 15:13 #4
No one ever mention IUGR but I was measuring to dates up untill about 35 week.
Im now almost 34 weeks and Ill be having a scan on friday to check the growth and wellbeing of this bub because they are worried he will be smaller than DD
23-01-2011 15:33 #5
Thanks for the replys they make me feel a whole lot better I have another scan next Thursday witch will indicate if she need to be born early can you tell me when your babys were born what size clothes they fit into ? And does anyone know how much weight gain baby needs to gain in utero each week before they need to come out?
Good luck myhusbandswife hope it's shows a healthy sized bub
23-01-2011 15:49 #6
I didnt expect such a small bub so I only had 0000 clothes which were to big. Heres some pics of her a few weeks old in 0000 clothes
They are bonds clothes which are smaller than other brands too. So Id probably look into getting a few pieces of 00000.
Im going to see how my scan goes but at this stage Ive only bought 0000 and if it looks like another small baby ill grab some 00000
23-01-2011 16:00 #7
I don't have face book so I can't see dp you have them on phot bucket or bubhub as I would love to see, I went to pumkin patch and got a a few prem outfits so I'm hoping their small enough
23-01-2011 16:19 #8
23-01-2011 16:22 #9
She's so tiny and cute do you know how much she weighed around then? Thanks for sharing
23-01-2011 17:10 #10Senior Member
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DS1 was IUGR he was born at 35wks weighing 1.7kgs (3lb 11oz)
(pre term labour and PE)
he started to slow down from 26wks and
I was having fortnightly scans to monitor his growth
but my cord flow and fluid levels where always within normal ranges so
he was still safe
he had no major issues he just need to learn to suck and grow
was tube fed for about 4wks and had trouble B/F
he spent 5wks in SCN and came home at 2.3kgs
he came home wearing 00000 and some 0000's (a bit big but still wearable)
his now almost 5yrs and still little 14.7Kgs (his little brother weights 15kgs)
apart form weight issues (FTT/Constitutional Growth Delay) until he was around 3yrs
he as slowly started to catch up and is now in the 3-5th percentiles
he also has some global developmental delays
but is otherwise well
all the best
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