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Treating any underlying medical conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, is important, and helps to improve the baby's growth.
Your doctor may tell you rest in bed for some or all of the remainder of the pregnancy.
Problems with the placenta can affect the developing baby's growth. The baby cannot grow and develop normally in the womb if it does not get enough oxygen and nutrients.
In some cases, placenta insufficiency leads to an abnormally low weight in the baby, a condition called intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). This increases the chances of complications during pregnancy and delivery. For more information, see: IUGR
Pregnant women with placental insufficiency and IUGR have an increased risk for stillbirth.
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Grivell RM, Wong L, Bhatia V. Regimens of fetal surveillance for impaired fetal growth. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009;(1):CD007113.
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