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1

what is IUGR

birth weight

2

causes IUGR maternal

multiple pregnancy, malformation, infection, smoking, diabetes, nicr BP, decr Hb, pre eclampsia, heart/renal disease, asthma

3

what is spared in placental insufficiency

fetal head circumference

4

what are signs of placental insufficiency

asymmetric growth restriction (head spared), poor fetal movements, oligohydramnios

5

if growth restriction is suspected how is growth monitored

serial US scans- head and abdominal circumferences,umbilical cord doppler

6

what are growth restricted foetuses at higher risk of

hypoxia

7

what may be a problem after birth with IUGR baby

temp regulation due to lack of subcut insulation

8

what can happen to restricted baby after birth

jaundice as high Hb in utero, prone to hypoglycaemia, more susceptible to infection

9

how can you distinguish between prem baby and growth restricted1

breast bud tissue >34 weeks, ear cartilage at 35-39 weeks

10

effects IUGR on later life

diabetes type 2, hypertension, thyroid disease, CAD

11

specific problems of IUGR baby

perinatal hypoxia, resp distress, hypothermia, hypoglycaemia, incr risk infection, polycythaemia, congenital malformation