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    shellgg posted:
    Anyone experience a pregnancy diagnosed as IUGR? My sister is about to deliver and they noticed this in her pregnancy about 3 weeks ago. The baby is going to be under 5 lbs. Lots of tests look good but he is going to have some problems when he comes out due to the growth restriction. His head is normal size, but his body is just under the 10th percentile. What can she expect after the baby is born?
    kell0613 responded:
    I didn't have it, but a friend of mine did. She was delivered 3 weeks early because of it, and her daughter was just under 5 lbs. She was very healthy, and only had to stay in the hospital for a few days (I believe they were discharged together, after the c-section - so a 4-5 day stay) Her daughter is growing normally, but she's just on the smaller side. It is good that his head is the normal size. His body will catch up.
    Kelly (26) DH (32) and DD Nola born 9/24/2011
    candy352 responded:
    My baby was small. The OB mentioned IUGR, but didn't officially diagnose me, just always said it was possible. My daughter was 4lbs, 11 oz. She is completely normal, no health or developmental problems at all. She is so active and alert. She's 7 months now. There is nothing to worry about.
    Candi 26, Dennis 37, DD Chastity 12/10/11
    FrenchBulldogMom responded:
    One of my twins was 4'12 and the other was 7'2. They were delivered 3 weeks early by c-section and Erin (the small one) was discharged with me after 3 days, 2 of which she spent in the NICU. My son, however, had to spend 5 days there, even though he was a lot larger than she was.

    Your sister's baby might be fine, even though he's going to be small. With my daughter, who is 2 weeks old, she sleeps a lot. I've read that when she reaches her "due date", she'll become more active. Your sister's son might sleep a lot, and she might have to wake him in the middle of the night to feed him. My daughter would have slept for 5-6 hours overnight if I had let her, but the nursing specialist told me to make sure she eats every 3 hours, at least and to feed her on demand.

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