Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Sep 29th, 2017, 20:44 PM   1
amurray
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 156

baby measuring small at 34 weeks


Hello, I'm trying not to panic so wondering if anyone else has experienced this. I had a growth scan done at 34w2d which measured about 10 days behind based on femur length. Still within 'normal' range. Today I got a call from the doctor with radiology results expressing concern as baby is only measuring 9th percentile. Had to go in today for non stress test and BPP to measure blood flow from placenta to baby. Stress test was fine. BPP showed blood flow in one of umbilical arteries on 'low side of normal.' Because of this i have to have 2 non stress tests a week from here on out as well as weekly BPP to make sure blood flow does not decrease.

Needless to say I am not thrilled about all the testing and am stressing pretty bad. Any thoughts or input would be appreciated



Status: Offline
 
Old Sep 29th, 2017, 21:42 PM   2
sevenofnine
Mum (Mom)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,683
My dd was always on the small side... born at 0 percentile... so pretty much not on the charts. She was measuring the same at 34 weeks, very small. She's actually gone up to 30th percentile at 4.5 years now, and has always been extremely healthy and ahead developmentally. Don't stress too much- I know it's hard (I did), but many times it's nothing!



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Sep 29th, 2017, 22:51 PM   3
cheluzal
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: FL
Posts: 153
They're stressing you with all the stress tests!
Listen, some of us are tall, some are short...your kid is probably a tiny thing that will be just fine.
My bestie was like that, but she's way short, and her perfect child is just dainty and normal now. Sometimes modern medicine thinks they know too much, ya know?



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Sep 30th, 2017, 07:15 AM   4
Koifish
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 472
No experience on decreased blood flow but it's good they are watching it! With my twins they measured great then one started falling further behind. He dropped to 0 percent and the other in the 20/30s a bit before they were born. The one has basically been in the 0 percentile for almost everything and off the charts. I was super stressed but my pediatrician told me to stop worrying about it because he's a happy healthy little man that just happens to be small. They we're 33 weeks and just under 4lbs/just at 4lbs. Don't stress about it to much they can catch up eventually it's more important that baby's healthy!



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Sep 30th, 2017, 07:48 AM   5
becsboo
Trying to conceive (TTC)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 4,656
my tia was iugr baby i had scans every week 1 week was to check blood flow and the next week growth scans here is her measurements

12 weeks crl - 76.5
20 weeks pvd -7 hc-161 ac-145 fl-28
31 weeks 2lb 12 hc-272 ac-241 fl-56 efw 1296g
33 weeks 3lb 8 hc-288 ac-252 fl-62 efw-1605
35 weeks 4lb 3 hc-307 ac-275 fl-65 efw-1973
36 week admitted to hospital
36 week induction

placenta and cord abnormalities



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Sep 30th, 2017, 09:29 AM   6
kitty_el
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 601
Both my daughters had IUGR, they were born at 37/38 weeks weighing 5lb. They were around 0.4% percentile. My youngest had dropped from 70th centile.
I was in every week for NST, growth scans and Doppler scans. Eventually both babies were induced due to reduced movement and low fluid.

I don't mean to scare you and in most cases everything is perfectly fine & baby is just small but there is an increased risk of still birth associated with IUGR & the Doctors are just doing everything they can to make sure baby is fine.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Sep 30th, 2017, 19:36 PM   7
mrscupcake
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 749
This was me 2 weeks ago! Baby measuring on the 9th centile at 33 weeks! So I ate loads of protein and pretty much ate what I wanted as I’d been holding back in fear of putting on too much weight! Had the follow up scan 2 weeks later and now baby is on the 25th So no more scans needed as they have no further concerns. Scan measurements aren’t always accurate either. Fingers crossed for you xxx



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Oct 1st, 2017, 01:06 AM   8
becsboo
Trying to conceive (TTC)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 4,656
Just wanted to add that yes some baby's are small but if it's iugr that can kill don't want to scare anyone but the testing is important
We almost lost tia because of it hope the scans go well



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Oct 1st, 2017, 02:18 AM   9
LoraLoo
Pregnant (Expecting)
BnB Elite
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Cumbria
Posts: 15,960
I had iugr with a couple of nibe coupled with low fluid. Thankfully they were born healthy but it was drummed into me to report any reduction in movement asap. Hope the next few weeks go quickly for you its such a worry x



 
Status: Offline
 

SEO by vBSEO