I wondered if anyone is in the same situation or can offer some sound advice. I am 28 weeks pregnant and we were told we would have to go for extra scans as our baby is small. At the scan last week they discovered the baby has what is called 'short long bones. Its head and torso are 'normal' sized however its arms and legs are tiny and much to short for what they should be for its age. We were told to wait another 4 weeks until the next scan and to not search the internet for info. Which of course i did straight away. All related material for short long bones points at Downs syndrome but I had an amnio whihc came back clear. Also they talk ablut dwarfism which is terrifying us. It might not be that at all but there's a chance it could be. The doctor didn't mention either DS or Dwarfism in the appointment, just indicated that there's nothing they could find out until the baby is born and it might just be a small baby.
We did find this slightly reassuring but having looked at my doctors notes and the diagrams of the size of each limb I was shocked to see just how small they are compared to what they shoudl be for the age. some limbs are even off the scale. I'm petrified to say the least.
Can anybody offer and advice?
Thank you x
Cant offer much advice, but im at increased risk of downs due to an increased nuchal fold measurement at 20 weeks (which did decrease at 24 weeks), they told me that another sign of downs is a short femur bone which is about 2 weeks behind gestational age, and my little girl has always been ahead.
Seeing as you had an amnio that came back clear, i think you can relax, your baby might just be small, are you and your OH short? Remember measurements are not always accurate and baby can go through a growth spurt anytime.
Easier said than done but try not to worry, (says me who is on Google everyday)!!!
My baby has short long bones and IUGR linked to placenta insufficiency.
Was your placenta checked? Did they check the oxygen and blood flow?
Hopefully everything will be ok at your next scan and i'm sure you've been told this but try not to worry.
I am currently going through almost the exact same thing. I'm 27 weeks pregnant and have just been told our baby's bones arent growing properly. There has been lots of talk about dwarfism, but I turned down the Amnio. Now that your post is over a year old, can you please send an update on how the rest of your pregnancy went and how your little one is doing?
I've just come across this when googling. I've posted on this site but here's my story:
We've had our 20 week scan today and baby looks fine with good heart beat, head and face look fine, all torso and organs look good....but all 4 limbs are measuring 3-4 weeks short. Consultant has referred me to foetal medicine for further diagnosis but it's likely to be dwarfism. I can't get my head around it. Nothing prepares you for the possibility of something going wrong and right now I'm devastated. No matter what....I love this baby more than anything, but so hard to comprehend!!
plea feel free to pm me...might help to see how each other is progressing.
Aliens 236 if you have an update on how baby is that would also be great! Xx
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