Regarding Low Birth Weight And Premature Babies?

noon, is a baby born with a gestational age of 34-36 weeks with a weight of 2000gr and a body length of 38 cm is an iugr? and what is iugr what is it?

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IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction) is a condition in which the weight of the unborn baby is less than the normal weight of the baby at the same gestational age. A baby is said to be IUGR if he or she weighs below the 10th percentile and her belly circumference is below the 2.5th percentile of the fetal growth curve for her gestational age. This condition needs to be distinguished from babies born prematurely, which is a condition in which the baby is born before 37 weeks of gestation. Babies who have IUGR sometimes need to be born early and become premature.


At 34 weeks gestation, the normal weight of the baby in the womb is around 2150 grams and at 36 weeks of gestation, the normal weight of the baby in the womb is around 2600 grams. Seeing the weight of your baby who was born weighing 2000 grams at 34-36 weeks gestation, chances are that your baby has an IUGR. The cause of your baby being born prematurely (less than 37 weeks) may or may not be related to IUGR.


IUGR in babies can be caused by many things, but the most common cause is a problem with the placenta. The following are some of the risk factors that can increase the likelihood of developing IUGR:

Very low pre-pregnancy weight (less than 45 kg)
Poor nutritional intake during pregnancy
The presence of birth defects or chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus
Use of certain drugs during pregnancy
Smoking and drinking alcohol during pregnancy
Presence of hypertension in pregnancy (including preeclampsia)
Pregnant twins
Mother has diabetes
Oligohydramnios or lack of amniotic fluid


The following are articles that you can read about IUGR

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