Intrauterine Fetal Growth Restriction (IUGR)

“What is fetal growth restriction (FGR)?

Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is a condition in which an unborn baby (fetus) is smaller than expected for the number of weeks of pregnancy (gestational age). It is often described as an estimated weight less than the 10th percentile. This means that the baby weighs less than 9 out of 10 babies of the same gestational age. Newborn babies with FGR may be called “small for gestational age.”

FGR can begin at any time during pregnancy. With FGR, the baby does not grow well. FGR may affect the overall size of the baby and the growth of organs, tissues, and cells. This can cause many problems. But many newborns who are small may just be small. They may not have any problems.” Read More


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