I had my Level II scan yesterday. I got a 4d scan which was pretty cool Has confirmed for the 2nd time we are on team
Nasal Bone: Normal
Nucheal Fold: Normal
Femur and Humerus are short.
The scan changed my risk from 1:190 to 1:64. The doctor did say the femur and humerus may be short just because the baby will be short like his sister. I am trying not to worry but can't help it. The next step would be an amnio which I have declined. I see the perinatologist every 6 weeks now for measurements. My question is has anyone else measured with a short femur and humerus but things still turned out ok? Any input would be great. Thanks
I just read your post on my own thread and just wanted to say that i'm thinking of you too. Obviously I don't really have any answers for you either but just didn't want to read and run. Try not to worry too much xxx
I haven't had that scan yet, My nuchal measurement was 2.5 and they did bloods but they came back normal...I dont know why, but I think they are still going to do a check at the 20 week scan just to make sure they haven't missed something...but I really don't think short legs means much when all the other measurements are normal. If you're daughter is already short, then he's prob just not going to be a basketball player that's all! lol sorry I'm not an expert, but just wanted to cheer you up
While babies seen to have a short humerus and femur are placed at a greater risk of downs most of them are still born perfectly fine and it's thought that genetics/ancestry plays a LARGE role in bone length..... Ofcourse the fact that you had a positive screen in combo with this goes against you.... BUT the fact that you have short people in your family is DEFINITLY in your favor!
The doctor didn't tell me the measurements or how far behind the bones were. I had a regular level I scan 2 weeks ago and the femur measured fine then. The femur (long leg bone) and humerus (long arm bone) are both measuring short. I am 5'4", my hubby is 5'9" his mother and 2 sisters are shorter than me, and my youngest daughter is on the short side. I am praying it is just genetics. Would being short also make your humerus short?
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