Symmetrical intrauterine growth restriction is a type of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) where all fetal biometric parameters tend to be less than expected (below the 10th percentile) for the given gestational age. Both length and weight parameters are reduced.
Herein, can IUGR babies be normal?
In general, however, the majority of fetuses who are diagnosed with IUGR are also born SGA, but not all babies born SGA experienced IUGR. The good news is that most IUGR/SGA babies experience immediate catch-up growth after birth, with the vast majority achieving full catch-up growth by age 2 years.
Subsequently, question is, does IUGR affect the brain?
IUGR, compared to appropriate for gestational babies, may lead to a small head size which is associated with a 5 – 10 times risk of neurological complications. Not all babies born with a small size will experience brain damage and develop cerebral palsy, but it is an increased possible risk.
Why do IUGR babies have hypoglycemia?
The infants with a neurological handicap had severe IUGR and intractable hypoglycemia in the early neonatal period, probably due to low storage of glucose in the liver and fetal hypoxia.
Can IUGR go away?
In some cases, IUGR can be treated and reversed, if caught early enough. Before treatment starts however, your physician will usually perform several ultrasounds to check for normal organ development and normal movement.