Diagnosed with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)

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Diagnosed with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)

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If your doctor just handed you a diagnosis of IUGR, you’re probably scared. And that’s okay, because now you’re a mom and that’s what moms do. Couple things you need to know. You could not have prevented it. There’s nothing you did. So just take that off your mind, it’s not your fault. The second thing is, the fact that your doctor knows you have it is great, because he’s going to keep a good eye on you and when your baby is going to be safer outside than in, he’s going to deliver. Chances are, your baby is just going to be little. But they might need a little bit of TLC – that could be some time in the NICU to help with breathing or sometimes under the Bilirubin lights just to make sure there is no jaundice. Maybe just something as simple as a little extra TLC from the nurses. But chances are once your doctor knows you have this, he’s going to stay on top of this and you and your baby are going to be just fine.

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Monica Gregory is 30-something stay-at-home-mom whose journey to motherhood has been anything but smooth.  Seven pregnancies, two chemical pregnancies, one twin miscarriage, one VBAC stillbirth, two C-sections, and a total of 11 months on bedrest don't make her an expert on pregnancy or parenting, but they do make her passionate about her role as mother.  Before relocating from Ohio to Nashville, TN, for her husband's job, Monica was a commercial insurance agent. Today, she spends her days with Seth, three, Erin, one, and new baby James, sweeping up graham crackers, playing trains, blogging and cooking...all to the strains of Nick, Jr. in the background.

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