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Intrauterine Growth Restriction: What Are The Risks? - Dr. Ahdoot

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Dr. Ahdoot recalls the risks for women with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR).

Dr. Ahdoot:
They need to know that depending on how good of physical health they are, their risks for intrauterine growth retardation can be different. If they have multiple gestations, that’s one of the things we monitor for. Advanced maternal age or hypertension or diabetes, that’s one of the things we monitor for.

Every time you see your doctor for prenatal care they measure your abdomen to see if the growth is normal. If there’s a question, we get an ultrasound to see if the growth is normal. If you have decreased fetal movement or if you feel like your subsequent pregnancies the growth is just not the same as your last pregnancy, please share that with your physician.

About Dr. David Ahdoot, M.D.:
David Ahdoot specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California. He attended medical school at the University of California San Diego Medical Center. Later he went on to do his internship and residency at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. With more than 16 years experience, Dr. Ahdoot is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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