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What causes mild IUGR during pregnancy?

hello sir my dr has diagnosed mild iugr in fetus.i m worried as during my 1trimester iwas on bed rest with HCGinj once a week for 5weeks and on progestrone support.then i was fine.later in 5th month i developed swelling in feet and hands i got anti nuclear anti body test done which came negative.i had 2 abortions last yr. but every thing is going fine in this pregnancy my BP is normal 120\80.my wt gain is 2kg per month .then why is this mild iugr.my dr suggested high protien intake.


Wed, 11 Feb 2015
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Hi,
IUGR means intra uterine growth retardation. During pregnancy, the fetal cells penetrate the mother uterus and blood vessels to make huge gaps filled with blood. I.e low resistance and high capacitance. If the feral cells don't penetrate adequately, it results in high BP in mother and growth retardation in mother. It had nothing to do with mother's nutrition. Chronically malnourished mother can produce a growth retarded baby.
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What causes mild IUGR during pregnancy?

Hi, IUGR means intra uterine growth retardation. During pregnancy, the fetal cells penetrate the mother uterus and blood vessels to make huge gaps filled with blood. I.e low resistance and high capacitance. If the feral cells don t penetrate adequately, it results in high BP in mother and growth retardation in mother. It had nothing to do with mother s nutrition. Chronically malnourished mother can produce a growth retarded baby.