Poor fetal growth and miscarriageMost women have an ultrasound early in pregnancy where they look at the growth of the fetus. This may be where they are able to detect a problem if there is one. On a number of my miscarriages, the growth was not where it should have been or the heartbeat was too slow. There could be a number of reasons why a fetus does not grow the way it should including poor blood flow to the uterus. Read more:
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From the article:
For each embryo, the distance from top of the embryo's head to the bottom of its buttocks (the crown-rump length), was measured once during the first trimester using an ultrasound scan.
The pregnancy was then monitored until birth.
Using the measurements, the researchers discovered that poor growth in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy was a good predictor of miscarriage.
They calculated that 77.8% of single embryo pregnancies that miscarried were growth restricted, while 98.1% of single embryo pregnancies that did not miscarry were not growth restricted.