Assisted reproduction: After trying on your own and with fertility medications, the next step is choosing either intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilization.
If bilirubin levels are elevated, indicating impending intrauterine death, the fetus can be given intrauterine transfusions at ten-day to two-week intervals, generally until 32 to 34 weeks gestation, when delivery should be performed.
The study hypothesizes that women who have a history of intrauterine device expulsion are likely to have "unfavorable uterine conditions," which may include poor positioning, small size, and subtle malformation.
The force of the contractions can be measured with an intrauterine pressure catheter (IUPC), which is a catheter that can be placed through the cervix into the uterus to measure uterine pressure during labor.
The term intrauterine growth retardation (also known as intrauterine growth restriction)(IUGR) is generically defined as a fetus who is at or below the tenth percentile in weight for its gestational age.