Hello ladies, I need some advice from mamas that have already had their babies.
I am 21 wks 2 days.. At my 20 wk. ultrasound the doctor said that my baby's abdomen measured larger than her head. (her head measuring in the 60th percentile and her abdomen n the 91st). I am curious to know if anyone else has experienced this and if so what was the outcome? I do know that our baby was drinking amniotic fluid during the ultrasound because we even have a short clip of it! But I cannot seem to settle my nerves because there could be soo many possibilities.. ANYONE, please give me advice!
Have any of your babies measured larger in the tummy? I have not had big babies in the past.. My first was 5 lbs 10 oz. And my second was 7 lbs 10 oz. I am only 5'2 and weighed 105 at conception, her father is 5'6 and 140. So I am not convinced that she is just a big baby. Especially because her other measurements were in the 50-60 percentile!
I do not get another ultrasound for another SEVEN WEEKS, and I am worrying myself sick! So any advice is much appreciated!!!!
If the doctors were concerned, you'd not be waiting 7 weeks for another ultrasound lovey.. I'm sure all is fine.. my son's stomach measurements were always a bit bigger then his head circ.. he just has a big belly lol
The doctor did say she was worried though.. She said that the ultrasound may be in 4 weeks but the sonographer recommended 28, so we will see. My eldest daughter has CF (but has a different father) so I know that I am at least a carrier. She has recommended us going back to the genetic counselor to get my husband tested to rule it out.. Which worries me. I do not think I can wait THAT LONG! grrr
With us they picked up at 30 weeks that Eva's head was measuring significantly bigger than her abdomen, as well as her being generally small. I was monitored ever week and every time they threatened to induce me. Well, she was born naturally at 37 weeks, small but perfectly formed. Although sometimes they do pick up genuine problems, I reckon they quite often just scare parents unnecessarily. Try not to worry too much, though I know that's very hard to do!
I'm sorry hun- big hugs it's hard not to worry, even when there is nothing to worry about. Personally, I would try to get the appt moved up if at all possible. Maybe just voice your concerns and push??? Or see if the genetic place does ultrasounds and can fit you in sooner? Sorry I've no great advise... but I also know how hard it is not to worry. Most likely everything is just fine. But I completely understand wanting that confirmation.
i remember being told at my daughters 20 week scan there was large discrepencies with her thigh measurements. all the measurement were bob on for 20 weeks but the thigh measurement were weeks behind. i was petrified but i was brought back in a week or 2 later and one of the specialist said there was a difference but not as severe as first made out. she is still a shortie now at 9 lol.
i think its a little unfair though that they are making you wait so long. if i was you i would ring up and say the stress of worrying is not doing you any good and you would like an earlier rescan
im sure everything will be fine x
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