How is fetal growth restriction treated?
If you have an underlying condition that is affecting your baby’s growth, such as high blood pressure, managing the condition may improve your baby’s growth.
Your provider may ask that you limit tiring activities to improve blood flow from the placenta to the baby. It’s also important to stay hydrated to supply more fluid to the uterus and placenta. In severe cases of FGR, you may need to stay in the hospital for rest and continuous monitoring.
If your baby stops growing or isn’t getting enough nourishment through the placenta, you may need to deliver before your due date. Babies born with fetal growth restriction may not be fully developed at birth and often require care in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Neonatologists, neonatal nurses and other specialists help these babies gain weight and get healthy enough to go home.
Why choose us for treatment of fetal growth restriction?
Our maternal fetal medicine specialists are experts at caring for mothers-to-be with high-risk pregnancies. Our team includes specially trained fetal radiologists and sonographers experienced in spotting FGR using ultrasound and other fetal imaging techniques.
Our maternal and fetal medicine researchers are continuously studying causes and treatments for fetal growth restriction. Their discoveries continue to improve what we know about the condition — and improve outcomes for babies with FGR.
Babies who stay in our NICU have one of the most experienced teams of neonatal experts in the U.S. caring for them. From doctors to lactation specialists to therapists and more, your baby will have a whole team to help them be as healthy as they can be.