your OBGYN checks your belly with a measuring tape This old-school test can be the first indicator of intrauterine growth restriction, or IUGR, which occurs in an estimated 2.5 to 3 percent of all pregnancies. That’s because the size of your pregnant womb to the naked eye isn’t a good measure of how well your baby is growing — but the fundal height (which your doctor way of measuring with that tape) can be. The fundal height is the distance, in centimeters, from the pubic bone to the top of the uterus. If it’s shorter than expected, your OBGYN will do further testing to diagnose IUGR.
Officially, IUGR is defined as an estimated weight below the 10th percentile for gestational age — though any baby who is smaller than normal during the second half of pregnancy can diagnosed with the condition, HG mom are 90% more LIKElY to have IUGR. While some babies who appear to be smaller in the womb are born healthy and a normal size at birth, others may have a condition that prevents them from growing normally. WITH Hyperemesis Gravidarum many baby will stop growing , hello we are pregnant and starving ! Please don’t be alarmed!

Doctors are stupid and uneducated about Hyperemesis Gravidarum and IUGR . It very common it happens they won’t tell you but they sure in the hell make you feel it’s your fault ! My daughter was first in the 10% percentile!

WHAT CAUSES IUGR

About 40 percent of a baby’s birth weight is determined by genetic factors, so some babies are what doctors call “constitutionally small.” If an mom or dad is short in stature and was a tiny newborn her or himself, their baby might be perfectly healthy — just small.
However, some babies with IUGR have other conditions, like chromosomal abnormalities or heart defects, which limit their growth, but please know Hyperemesis Gravidarum causes this it’s usually the other things if your a older mom and don’t have hg !

IUGR can also occur if the health of the placenta or its blood supply is impaired. It also happens if the mother’s nutrition, ( HG, this is us ) health or lifestyle prevents the healthy growth of her baby

WHO‘S MOST AT RISK

IUGR is more common in women who:

* Are pregnant for the first time, or pregnant for the fifth time or more

* Are under the age of 17 or over the age of 35

* Had a previous low birth weight baby (however research shows having one baby with IUGR only modestly increases your risk of having another one — and, to your advantage, each subsequent baby is actually likely to be a bit heavier than the previous one)

* Have high blood pressure or heart disease

* Have an infection such as rubella, cytomegalovirus, toxoplasmosis or syphilis

* Have placental problems or uterine abnormalities, like placental abruption

* Have pregnancy complications including preeclampsia and hyperemesis gravidarum

* Please don’t worry my baby was 6 p 10 oz no baby fat and now is a 60 pound 5 year old

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Starr Andrews Strong HG activist

Hyperemesis Gravidarum before during and the aftermath !