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Intrauterine Growth Restriction

Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) is reduced fetus growth in the mother's womb during pregnancy. Causes for IUGR include increased altitudes, multiple pregnancies, placental obstacles, and preeclampsia. In addition, smoking, alcohol or drug addiction, clotting disorders, diabetes, hypertension, cardiac problems, inadequate nutrition, renal diseases are the risk factors.

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I have noticed little or no baby movements. Please help

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 weeks and two days pregnant. I had an ultrasound at 20 weeks, and everything was normal. However, with time, I noticed there was little or no movement, and the baby's movement was more like a ball rolling in a difficult position. So, my doctor sent me for an ultrasound at the thir...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Let me put forth few facts about pregnancy and baby growth. The growth of the baby is progressive, but if it stops at some stage, that amount of growth cannot be regained. Some reason has been missed by the doctor during the pregnancy monitoring. There could be many cau...  Read Full »

am 8 weeks pregnant and worried about not seeing the normal the growth of that fetus and also having another big yolk sac adjacent to the fetus. Please help.

Query: Hello Doctor, I am eight weeks pregnant and I had a scan on eight weeks and three days. Everything looked good, the baby and its heartbeats. I had the beginning of pink spotting at 10 days so the doctors ordered a scan and when they did a scan, the baby was measuring the same as old. That is six we...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. If there are two yolk sacs there is a possibility of having twins, in the early weeks the variation of weeks may occur. You can do a blood hCG test (human chorionic gonadotropin) on alternate days, so accordingly we will...  Read Full »

What could go wrong in an ultrasound taken at 22 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I took an ultrasound at 22 weeks of pregnancy and was informed about the gender of the baby. However, the scan took about two hours which was more than what I anticipated, and I was advised to take another ultrasound in about two weeks which seemed unusual to me. I am very anxious if s...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I have seen the report you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's privacy). While camera images are not the ideal way for interpretation, I will try to give you a glimpse of the core findings. 1...  Read Full »

Why did my fetus stop growing at seven weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, When I was 7 weeks pregnant, I visited my gynecologist, and my next appointment was fixed four weeks after that visit. But, two weeks later, I noticed a brown discharge and consulted my doctor to check my baby's heartbeat, and the doctor said there was no heartbeat. And upon further...  Read Full »

Dr. Busi Maneesha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, and I am sorry for the miscarriage that happened. You had an abortion which was diagnosed by the absence of fetal heartbeat. A missed abortion is caused by chromosomal anomalies, uterine anomalies, and undiagnosed maternal illness. The ...  Read Full »

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