Our expert says:
Often there is no obvious cause for IUGR. Smoking, hypertension and diet are the causes that we know of, but sometimes the placenta does not work properly and there is no known reason. I do not know the details of what happened during your labour and when the baby died. You should have had the heartbeat continually monitored during labour but without knowing all the details, I cannot comment on whether a caesarean would have been better.
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