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Old 12-01-2012, 01:17 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by me_just_me
First off, congratulations on you sweet little baby! Glad they were able to see that she wasn't getting nutrients and were able to get her out in time!

I would just say exactly what you said in your post. She is small due to placental failure. She isn't a preemie, just small from not getting quite enough nutrients. I think most people would understand that.

I think that condition is called IUGR (Intrauterine Growth Restriction) so if you want a term, you could use that to explain to people.

She was born at term and suffered from IUGR.

Any baby born from 38-42 weeks weighing less than 6 pounds 1 ounce is technically IuGR.

Congrats on your sweet baby!!
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