Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)

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Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)

Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) affects 3-10% of pregnancies, and occurs when a growing fetus is smaller than it should be. There are multiple causes. There are two types of IUGR: one where all internal organs are reduced in size (also referred to as small for gestational age), and another where the head and brain are normal in size but the abdomen is smaller. IUGR may be caused by poor nutrition during pregnancy, maternal weight under 100 lbs, chromosomal abnormalities, or problems with the placenta (the organ that delivers nutrients and oxygen to the fetus). IUGR can be diagnosed by an ultrasound once the doctor confirms the baby's due date. Sometimes an amniocentesis (collection of cells shed by the fetus) will be performed to check for genetic abnormalities. IUGR babies may have problems with low blood sugar, lack of oxygen, increased red blood cell count, or neurological disabilities at birth. Treatment for IUGR typically depends on how far along in pregnancy the condition is diagnosed, and may include a change in habit or diet for the mother. At birth, the baby's treatment will depend on what symptoms he or she exhibits.

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The MAGIC Foundation

The MAGIC Foundation Mission The MAGIC Foundation is a national non-profit organization created to provide support services for the families of children afflicted with a wide variety of chronic and/or critical disorders, syndromes and diseases that affect a child’s growth. Since its inception the Foundation has grown to include support services for adults who were also impacted by these disorders.

Last Updated: 7 Nov 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)" for support, advocacy or research.

The MAGIC Foundation

The MAGIC Foundation Mission The MAGIC Foundation is a national non-profit organization created to provide support services for the families of children afflicted with a wide variety of chronic and/or critical disorders, syndromes and diseases that affect a child’s growth. Since its inception the Foundation has grown to include support services for adults who were also impacted by these disorders.

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Last Updated: 7 Nov 2013

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Impact of Maternal Pomegranate Juice on Brain Injury in Infants With Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Intrauterine Growth Restriction

 

Last Updated: 29 May 2014

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EG-VEGF : Potential Marker of Pre-eclampsia and / or Intrauterine Growth Restriction
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pre-eclampsia; Intra-uterine Growth Retardation

 

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2014

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Antenatal Allopurinol in Intrauterine Growth Restriction
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Fetal Growth Retardation

 

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2008

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