Can someone tell me why some people who have pre-e end up having their babies develop IUGR and others don't? I have noticed that sometimes it does not even seem to have much to do with the severity of pre-e as I have encountered others with pretty severe pre-e, but yet their babies still did not develop IUGR. Does anyone know? Does it have to do with how early you develop pre-e?
My first cousin developed HELLP (not sure on spelling) but still her little one was normal size. My little guy, on the other side, actually was losing ground by 26-28 weeks. He was in the 3rd percentile (down from measuring ahead at 20 weeks!) by the time I was 32-33 weeks. He was actually diagnosed with IUGR before I was even diagnosed with pre-e...although, I was symptomatic and had elevated BP long before I was diagnosed with pre-e as my OB never had me do a 24 hour urine catch. And I have also talked to women who had a lot more protein in their urine than I ever did and even some with higher BP, but yet still did not have little one's who were basically starving in utero. Frankly, the most traumatic experience of the entire pre-e pregnancy for me was the effects that it was having on my LO--he was so skinny and would never move.