What is intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)?

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What is intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)?

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IUGR is an abbreviation for Intrauterine Growth Restriction. Like most medical diagnosis', it sounds scarier than it is. The way my doctor explained it to me is that, late in my pregnancy -- with me, it was around week 33 -- something went wrong with my placenta. Because the blood flow was restricted, his growth was restricted. The good news is, once it was diagnosed, my doctor was completely on top of things and he was able to monitor it. When it was safer for him to be outside, rather than in, my doctor was able to deliver him. He was completely healthy, just a little bit small.

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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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