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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 17:41 PM   1
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Growth Ultrasound at 34 weeks??


So far I haven't had any problems in my pregnancy. My BP, Urine, and test results have all been normal. When the Dr. measures my fundal height I have measured small a couple times but only by a couple cm, which they have said is fine. Today at my appointment he measured and said the baby is measuring a bit small still and he had me make an appointment for a Growth Ultrasound to see how big she is. I almost feel like he wasn't telling me something so he wouldn't scare me. Before this, I was told I wouldn't be having anymore ultrasounds so I'm a little nervous and I have to wait until Monday for the scan.

Anyone else have to get a growth ultrasound this late in pregnancy?? And if so, what were the reasons you were given?



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 17:51 PM   2
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I just had one, it was 'optional' according to my doctor, and the reason is because she said I'm gaining too much weight and wanted to check the baby weight....I don't think there is something they aren't telling you, they probably just want to see how the baby is growing and make sure everything looks good..



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 17:51 PM   3
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Hey!

I'm sorry you are going through this, I know its stressful to having to wait to get some answers.

I'm in a similar position, only earlier! They noticed I measured small at 28 weeks and was then diagnosed with IUGR. My placenta is not working too well so baby is not getting everything she needs. They will monitor me weekly and if it stops growing I will have a c-section.

I wouldn't worry if I were you. They offer growth scans if they think you are small to make sure baby is growing within limits. Good news is that if they notice it doesn't they might have to deliver early so it will be safe! And 100% healthy. Since you are already 34 weeks and not too far behind you should be ok for a few weeks.

On a more positive note fundal height is not a very reliable method of measurement so its very likely that they will find that all is prefect!

Try and stay calm and if they do indicate there is a concern ask loads of questions! I always think of them once I'm at home!!

Do let us know how you get on!
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 17:55 PM   4
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Happyface82- I am a little worried it may be IUGR. I'm trying not to get too ahead of myself though. They have mentioned in the past that she is a tad bit small, but they never really seemed concerned about it until today, so I never got too concerned about it. Oh well, at least I get to see her on Monday! Thanks for the advice!!



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 18:04 PM   5
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I would say don't think about it too much! Only because fundal height measurement is not that accurate. Also, if you were always measuring a bit small then it might just be that you are having a smaller baby.

But, even if it were IUGR, trust me I've researched it a lot, its once of these conditions were you're 100% safe when they know about it and monitor you. It can be very bad when you don't know about it, or baby stops growing very early on. . . .

So since you are already at 34 weeks things are looking up!

Try and keep busy in the weekend to take your mind off things! :-)

And good luck! I have my next scan next Wednesday as well!



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 18:05 PM   6
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in US they give routine ultrasound at 34 weeks to see how baby is developing, nothing's wrong with it. I had mine at 34 weeks and it just makes all worries go away. Bump measuring is the most unreliable thing anyway, so it's good you'd get to see your LO again soon



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 18:08 PM   7
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Just noticed you're from US, that's very odd, they give ultrasounds to us all the time at 34 weeks without any reason. I am in CT, on the border of NYC.



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 18:12 PM   8
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lanaross- How strange... my Dr.'s office told me after my 22 wk scan, that I wouldn't be having anymore ultrasounds because everything was going perfect and I wouldn't need anymore. My sister never had an ultrasound in her 3rd trimester with either of her babies. I think it depends on the area. But anyways, since they told me no more ultrasounds that's one of the reasons I was kind of concerned.



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 18:13 PM   9
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I would say don't think about it too much! Only because fundal height measurement is not that accurate. Also, if you were always measuring a bit small then it might just be that you are having a smaller baby.

But, even if it were IUGR, trust me I've researched it a lot, its once of these conditions were you're 100% safe when they know about it and monitor you. It can be very bad when you don't know about it, or baby stops growing very early on. . . .

So since you are already at 34 weeks things are looking up!

Try and keep busy in the weekend to take your mind off things! :-)

And good luck! I have my next scan next Wednesday as well!
Yeah, and I keep reminding myself that fundal height isn't that accurate. My mom keeps telling me that she had small babies and my sister had small babies, so maybe its just in the family to have small babies. Thanks for the tips though, I feel better.



 
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