Intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR)
We speak of retardation of the intrauterine growth when a baby is not growing within the uterus at the normal speed. At birth, these babies have usually a low weight and it is probable that they need to remain more time than normal in the hospital. Nevertheless, they reach a normal size around 2 years of age. Generally, these babies have a low weight when being born. Most of the cases of IUGR are out of the mother’s control. However, the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs can trigger this slowed down growth. You better leave these habits.