Intrauterine Growth Restriction Guideline Study

IUGR or intrauterine growth restriction is when the fetus is too small, usually less than the 10th %tile. ... read more »

Fetal Growth Issues

The majority of the babies born every day are of normal weight and normal length but the fluctuation in birth weight can be astounding. There are certain reasons for smaller and bigger babies. ... read more »

Low Birth Weight Baby Girls May Face Future Fertility Woes

The findings of a Swedish study of infertility indicate a linkbetween a woman's size and weight at birth and an increased risk forfertility difficulties once she's of childbearing age. ... read more »

Small for Gestational Age (SGA) & Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)

SGA or Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) are usually identified by ultrasound before birth or an examination after birth. ... read more »

Depression and Anxiety May Cause Low Birth Weight

According to a study completed in Bangladesh, women who suffer from depression and anxiety during pregnancy are more apt to give birth to a lower birth weight baby. ... read more »

Placental Blood Flow and T2 Relaxation Times

In the April 2013 edition of Placenta, researchers from King'sCollege Hospital in London report a connection between placental T2relaxation times in the second trimester and risk of giving birth to asmall for gestational age (SGA) infant. ... read more »

Starvation During Pregnancy Linked to Cardiac Side Effects

During World War II, Leningrad was seized by opposing forces in the war. Residents faced extreme starvation, including pregnant women, infants and children. Researchers studied the effects of extreme starvation in pregnancy and early childhood using this time frame. ... read more »

Viruses Found in Stool Samples of Premature Infants

Researchers from the Prince of Wales Hospital recently published a study in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health revealing specific viruses and prevalence of infection in infants admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICU). ... read more »

How to Quit Smoking During Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Smoking before and during pregnancy increases many risks. Our 12 step program helps you dealing with this issue and stop smoking quickly. ... read more »

Smoking and Pregnancy

Smoking can cause more than low birth weight. Pregnant mothers who smoke are at an increased risk of miscarriage and premature birth. ... read more »

The Hardest Decision You Could Make: “Reducing” Multiples

Her elation was quickly dampened with the doctor cautioned her about the risks of carrying high-order multiples. She was immediately presented with the most difficult decision she would ever be asked to make: whether to take the risk or “reduce” her pregnancy. ... read more »

Neonatal Complications: What is Very Low Birth Weight?

A subset of the low birth weight group includes infants born weighing less than 1,500 grams or 3.3 lbs. Infants born weighing less than 3.3 lbs are considered very low birth weight. ... read more »

Smoking and the Fetus

Smoking does harm the fetus. Women who smoke during pregnancy have a higher rate of premature birth, miscarriage and low birth weight. ... read more »

High-Risk - Fetal Conditions

Fetal conditions for a high-risk pregnancy. ... read more »

Cocaine and Pregnancy

What does it do? ... read more »