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Homoeopathic treatment for Intrauterine Growth Restriction(IUGR)

Fetal Growth Restriction , formerly called Intrauterine Growth Restriction(IUGR), refers to a condition in which an unborn baby is smaller than it should be because it is not growing at a normal rate inside the womb.

Delayed growth puts the baby at risk of certain health problems during pregnancy, delivery, and after birth. They include:

  • Low birth weight
  • Difficulty handling the stresses of vaginal delivery
  • Decreased oxygen levels
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Low resistance to infection
  • Low Apgar scores (a test given immediately after birth to evaluate the newborn's physical condition and determine need for special medical care)
  • Meconium aspiration (inhalation of stools passed while in the uterus), which can lead to breathing problems
  • Trouble maintaining body temperature
  • Abnormally high red blood cell count

 

Causes 

IUGR has many possible causes. A common cause is a problem with the placenta. The placenta is the tissue that joins the mother and fetus, carrying oxygen and nutrients to the baby and permitting the release of waste products from the baby.

The condition can also occur as the result of certain health problems in the mother, such as:

  • Advanced diabetes
  • High blood pressure or heart disease
  • Infections such as rubella, cytomegalovirus, toxoplasmosis, and syphilis
  • Kidney disease or lung disease
  • Malnutrition or anemia
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Smoking, drinking alcohol, or abusing drugs

Other possible fetal causes include chromosomal defects in the baby or multiple gestation (twins, triplets, or more).

 Symptoms

The main symptom of IUGR is a baby that is small for his or her gestational age. Specifically, the baby's estimated weight is below the 10th percentile or less than that of 90% of babies of the same gestational age.

Depending on the cause of IUGR, the baby may be small all over or look malnourished. They may be thin and pale and have loose, dry skin. The umbilical cord is often thin and dull instead of thick and shiny.

HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT

CARBO VEGETABILIS
OPIUM 
ARNICA
MERCURIUS and SILICEA
NATRUM SULFURICUM 
HYPERICUM
ACONITUM NAPELLUS 
CAUSTICUM
NAJA 
CICUTA VIROSA 
AURUM METALLICUM 
BOVISTA  
CALCAREA FLUORICA 
ARGENTUM NITRICUM ,e.t.c