Intrauterine growth restriction

Overview

Causes of intrauterine growth restriction vary but include placenta abnormalities, high blood pressure in the mother, infections, and smoking or alcohol abuse.

Symptoms

With this condition, a baby is born weighing less than 90 percent of other babies at the same gestational age.

Treatments

Ultrasounds during pregnancy help monitor a baby's weight. Depending on the results, the baby may need to be delivered early.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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