Intrauterine growth restriction: The growth of the fetus is abnormally slow. When born, the baby appears too small, considering its' dates. Intrauterine growth restriction is associated with increased risk of medical illness and death in the newborn. Intrauterine growth restriction is also referred to as intrauterine growth retardation.
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Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) refers to poor growth of a baby while in the mother`s womb during pregnancy. The causes can be many, but most often involve poor maternal nutrition or lack of adequate oxygen supply to the fetus. At least 60% of the 4 million neonatal deaths that occur worldwide every year are associated with low birth weigh.
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Inadequate fetal growth during pregnancy. When a baby is diagnosed with IUGR, they may be described as small for gestational age as well. A fetus that has been diagnosed with intrauterine growth restriction normally weighs less than 90% of all other fetuses that are the same gestational age. Intrauterine growth restriction occurs when the cell...
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