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January 16th, 2013, 03:24 PM
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I dealt with a high risk pregnancy last time around (preterm labor stuff), but this pregnancy, I feel like I'm in totally new and scary territory. I'm dealing with early onset IUGR (over 3 weeks behind and in less than 3rd percentile...suspecting placenta problems) and on my last ultrasound, the peri said it looks like he's missing the part of the brain called the corpus callosum. He's just going to keep watching him closely with weekly ultrasounds and he says when baby gets too far behind, I will go into the hospital. They will monitor baby's heart and if there are any signs of distress, perform a c-section. He said he'll wait to do brain tests until after birth. Has anyone dealt with either of these problems before??
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January 16th, 2013, 05:34 PM
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I have not dealt with this before but i can only imagine how scary it is. Im actually nervous about having IUGR, i.have lost almost 30lbs so far but the baby is in the 30% so were good for now.
Hopefully they are wrong about the missing part of the brain. I will keep you both in my prayers. Please keep us updated.
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January 16th, 2013, 06:38 PM
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I'm so sorry; I can only imagine how frightening this must be for you!! I don't really have any experience with either, but we have been dealing with slowed growth due to placental insufficiency late in this pregnancy (identified at 31 weeks). I'm not sure it will help, but it seems worth mentioning... my perinatologist has recommended that I increase my protein intake to try to force more through the placenta to the baby, and while I can't say for sure I think it might be helping somewhat. He has me drinking an Ensure everyday and eating a high-protein diet, and since the first growth issues were identified we haven't seen any further drop in the baby's rate of growth (though my placenta continues to look crummier it seems). I can't be certain the protein is what's helping, but it certainly doesn't hurt and so might be worth a shot.

I wish you the best of luck and hope that baby continues to stay healthy and doesn't have to be delivered too early. I hope all the brain tests come out ok after birth as well. Lots of hugs to you.

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