BBL188: IUGR Pregnancy Diet – What You Need to Know to Get Baby Growing

Did you know that IUGR and pregnancy diet can be related?  Hearing that your baby has fetal growth restriction is really scary, and you probably wonder if there's anything you can do. The good news is you can absolutely help your baby catch up and grow better. In today's episode, I talk about what evidence says about small for gestational-age babies, prenatal nutrition, and what you can do to make a BIG difference for your little one.

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Fetal growth restrictions what you can do

Topics I Cover in This Podcast:

  • What we know about the causes of fetal growth restriction
  • This common pregnancy advice can cause intrauterine growth restriction
  • Truth - you CAN get your baby growing!
  • This time in pregnancy is when babies grow the most
  • How the placenta plays a role in fetal growth and growth restriction
  • What the research says about small babies and what targeted intervention can do for them (even if you get started trying to change things late in pregnancy)
  • What to do if you have a “bad placenta?”
  • This is what happens to your blood volume during pregnancy - and this is why it’s so important to getting your baby growing
  • Healthy fats - how they impact your little one How to tell if you’re eating enough for your pregnancy
  • The role stress plays in intrauterine growth retardation
  • Can baby aspirin help with fetal growth restriction?
  • How to talk with your doctor if you want to try natural methods to get baby gaining weight
How you can help your IUGR baby catch up

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