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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 06:19 AM   1
Noodles
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Did anyone have to have regular growth scans when pregnant?


I've got another growth scan tomorrow (I'm now having them every 2 weeks).

I've been told to discount the last sonographers measurements as they were so far off my other scans so they still think that my baby is small (4th percentile by my last proper growth scan).

I had my fundal height measured yesterday by the midwife at the hospital (I don't know why) and I'm still measuring at 29 weeks (I'll be 34 weeks tomorrow) so my bump hasn't grown in 4 weeks (I was 1 week behind at 30 weeks). Now I know that fundal height is just a best guess and a lot of it depends on water and position but I know that my water levels are normal and the baby is still in the same position so I'm concerned that he won't have grown in 2 weeks. He is still very active so I'm not concerned about that I just really don't want to have to have him this early because of static growth.

Did anyone else had anything like this? Where you induced early or admitted to hospital?



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 06:40 AM   2
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hi hun, dd#1 was growth restricted. my dr found she wasnt growing at the normal rate around 32 weeks. i had 2x weekly growth scans and 3xweekly ctg's. with us the main concern was blood flow through the cord. i remember it being a v stressful time and feeling even more stressed that my stressing was making the situation worse. my drs aim was to get us to 38 weeks and then induce, which he did. she was in perfect health, just small weighng in at 5lb 3oz (2nd centile) at 3 and a half she is now between the 25th and 50th centile for weight and length. babies come in every size and for babies to be born in the 100th centile there has to be those at the other end of the scale. i hope everything goes well with you and your LO. im sure your drs are just erring on the side of caution, good luck x



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 06:43 AM   3
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Thanks hun. Reading that helped!



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 06:48 AM   4
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I had to have growth scans every week, CTG monitoring twice a week and also doppler scans to check blood flow to placenta. Sapphira completely stopped growing from 34 weeks. In the end I was induced at 39+4 weeks, ended up having to have emergency c-section due to distress.



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 06:53 AM   5
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I had weekly growth scans due to Eloise having Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR). She had hardly grown between 28 weeks to 34 weeks. I was told I would be induced between 37-38 weeks but after a heavy bleed I had an emergency induction at 36+6. Eloise was 4lb 10 at birth, she required no special care ans we were home 2 days later x



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 07:25 AM   6
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i only had mine cos i was diabetic but yeh its normal to growth scans been told



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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 07:30 AM   7
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I had growth scans because of GD....
According to my scans, my LO's femur length and head circumference actually got smaller on 2 occasions, then grew a little bit, then shrunk again!!!

My LO was born at term and all in proportion!

I'm sure they are just covering all bases and being cautious. Hope everything turns out ok xxxxxx



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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 07:45 AM   8
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I had to have growth scans every few days from 25 weeks until Sophie was delivered at 27 weeks - they were also checking the blood flow/placenta function etc because I had pre eclampsia. Sophie was 1lb 9oz on the scan six days before she was born, and she was 1lb 13oz when she was born.

She has been on the 9th percentile all along and is now 13 and a half months and 17lbs but perfect in every way - just dainty!



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 08:24 AM   9
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We had scans twice weekly with growth scans every two weeks (the others were to monitor the placenta and the... fluid stuff, why can't I remember what it's called?! The stuff babies float around in! Anyway, Carmen seemed to be measuring small and my belly always measured a couple of weeks behind, but she was born at 40 weeks exactly at a petite but perfectly healthy 6 lbs. 1 oz.



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 08:33 AM   10
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i had NSTs and growth scans each week from 31 weeks on.
My baby was finished (or rather stopped) growing at 37 weeks and I was induced at 37+2.
He was just fine...no NICU time. Perfect
HTH



 
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