Term: Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)
Last Updated: 2012-11-05
"The occurrence of poor fetal growth which may happen through a number of mechanisms" (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2008, page 130). IUGR is different than Small-for-Gestational-Age (SGA) as SGA refers to size after a baby is born.
For more information, please read the section on Small-for-Gestational-Age Rate in the Canadian Perinatal Health Report, 2008 Edition available on the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Web Site - accessed August 8, 2011.