Wow Janey I didn't realise how quickly your measurements changed... seriously smacks of sonographer error!
Yes, I know exactly what you mean Tulip. The sonographer at the local hosp could only get the 10mm measurement once - she got 9mm, 10mm, and a 9.5mm in that order. She said that as she got the 10mm once she had to refer. When we went to Kings the equipment was so much more sophisticated - I could not believe the difference. And we were treated so well at Kings, lovely staff who are amazing at what they do. The local hosp had a grainy image and a tiny screen - I am surprised they could see anything!
I do hope all goes well for you today Mrs CP - please do post when you can x
Hello lovely ladies
I'm so pleased to tell you that the consultant discharged us! She called the sonographer in and asked her what problems she found as all she could see was a perfect baby
Measurement was 8.9
She explained that if some babies have their head tilted in a certain way, the fluid builds up which is why it's common for measurements to change.
I'm over the moon and happy to watch baby chewing and yawning! Soooo amazing to watch!
Thank you sooooooo much for all your support' I really mean it, I wouldn't have got though the past week with out your replies and reassurance.
You got the same measurement as we got when we were scanned by the Consultant. So pleased for you! I know you must have been through hell this past week but at least now you know you have a healthy baby that has been thoroughly checked. It does offer lots of reassurance. I bet your DH is so relieved too.
Now go and really enjoy your pregnancy with no more worries! Another positive story for those that come on here needing support x
Yippee!!!!!! Congratulations mrs p. fabulous news so happy for you. what a worrying time it is but at least you can look forward and enjoy the rest and on a positive it sounds like you got some lovely views of your baby.xxxx
Hi i had my 20 week scan yesterday at 21weeks+3days, and have been told that i need to see a fetal speicalist because something in the brain is measuring at 11mm on both sides which i have been told is borderline but its hard not to worry about this as i no nothing about it . i now have to wait untill 24th april to see the specialist because she is on holiday untill then !! surely if the specialist is on holiday they should have cover?? but i will have to wait. Im just hoping like the mojority of you ladies it will go down and all will be fine. they did tell me my baby is on the larger side so could just be because of that. fingers crossed its nothing to worry about. thanks to everyone who have posted so far it makes me think more positive about this situation and that the lady could of just miss-measured because of such an active baby. fingers crosses
Welcome aboard the rollercoaster, PW. As you say, bigger than average baby is very likely to equal bigger-than-average vents. feel free to vent and panic in here while you wait for your appointment - we all know how hard it is. I found it helpful to prepare a list of questions for the doc while I waited, based on all the stuff I'd read. I also had an idea of what I would and would not consider - yes to torch screen and MRI unless the MRI required sedating my very active baby, no to amnio if no other markers were present etc. It just felt like taking some control back
Excellent advice Tulip, couldn't put it better myself. I had to take some control back too, that's why I paid to see Prof Nicolaides at the Fetal Medicine Unit in Harley Street. Whatever gets you through this tough time it is worth it - whether that's preparing some questions, pushing to see a different consultant who is covering, paying for a private scan in London etc. I think it is the sitting and waiting feeling powerless that is the worst thing.
I would strongly advise against googling it though because often you read the worst case scenarios. The posts on here are much more typical of what happens. Also, you may want to consider whether knowing the gender of your lovely baby is worth asking about because as you have probably read, larger vents are most common in boys.
As Tulip says please do post on here if you are worried. This time last year I was a wreck worrying (I was about 23 weeks at the time), so I know how you feel.
Best of luck and please do keep let us know how you get on. Love to you and bump x
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