I've gotten quite a few requests to talk about this week's topic, so today I'm doing a deep dive on fetal growth restriction (AKA intrauterine growth restriction) and everything you need to know.
Fetal growth restriction happens when a baby hasn't reached its growth potential inside the uterus. This can happen for several reasons that I'll dig into today, including genetic causes, something going on with the placenta, or something going on with mom. Growth restriction isn't straightforward or universal, and sometimes babies are naturally small, so it's important for you to be prepared just in case your baby experiences FGR.
I'll talk about how we screen for fetal growth restriction, some of the issues and questions about percentiles we use, and what the risks can be to baby and mom both during pregnancy and after birth. I will also walk you through what we do after this diagnosis so you know exactly what to expect.
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