May have to deliver at 32w. **update pg2-arrived at 29+4**
Basically the flow from placenta is showing signs of change. Still lots if movement and good heart. Bubs measuring a little small, currently at 800g at 26+2. If slows or stops I'm going on steroids and goal is to get to 32w and be delivered. I'm so scared. It was just a routine growth scan as I'm diabetic (pre-preg).
I'm sure your baby will be fine. The steroids work wonders x keep calm for baby :-) she will sense mummy is worried x
My lo was delivered at 33 week measuring small, he was just perfectly small. Spent 16 days in hospital and then came home small and vulnerable but healthy and well we just had to protect him a little more.
My LO was born at 27 weeks and is absolutely fine now. I remember being exactly where you are now, I got told at 25 weeks that they'd try to get me to 30 weeks, and I was absolutely terrified and devastated. But then I found all the ladies on here and I wouldn't have got through it without them!
By 32 weeks your LO will have had a few more weeks to develop inside you, and the steroids really do work wonders for their lungs. I know it's a scary scary time for you, especially just not knowing what's going to happen or when but the ladies on here are such a fantastic support xxx
Thanks ladies. Currently admitted as fluid level down to 8cm which is pretty bizarre to me as 5 days earlier there was plenty and I've not been leaking. Now they're umming & ahhing over my ctg as apparently not variable enough. Seen 5 consultants and all told me different things I'm so confused scared and angry at the sane time. I don't know who to listen to
Ella was born at 33 weeks - nearly 29 but they managed to keep her inside me for 4 weeks. I spent 4 weeks in Wishaw before she was born. She was 3lb 15oz and in hospital for 4 weeks. She's a fit and healthy 5 months old now, weighing about 11lb and absolutely perfect in every way.
I see you're in Carfin - are you in Wishaw too? I found the care to be excellent but yes when the shifts change you can be dealing with a new consultant with a totally different approach. We were all set to go to theatre 5 times between 29 weeks and 33 weeks - then a shift change would mean someone new coming in and saying - hey let's just wait and see for now. Just don't be afraid to ask lots of questions. I was under the care of Dr McMurray who is very good. I also know Dr Kellison very well as she's family and if you have her looking after you you'll be in excellent hands.
Thanks Laura. Yes I'm at Wishaw under Dr McLellan as I'm diabetic. I was admitted again on Saturday due to a high BP but not dangerously high. Had a weird time of it with lots of differing information from 6 different consultants/registrars. My latest update (copy n paste from my 3rd tri thread)
Right, saw another consultant (6th one!) today who said there's nothing there to say they have to intervene right now but there are some markers and we have to be prepared which is what Dr Mc had said 3 weeks ago. Dr Mc also came round and said my BP hadn't increased although a couple of readings were borderline but she was putting it down to all the conflicting info I'd been given ( she read through notes I didn't have to mention it) she took me off the BP meds as it caused one reading to drop to 113/73 which bordered on low which can cause issues with flow in placenta where I have issues anyway plus my bottom number wasn't over 100 before which is the marker she'd left in my notes to introduce the meds. She said we can plod along and go back to being an out patient 3x a week for scans and ctg's. my ctg's are ok for my gestation but the midwives were comparing it to 30-odd weeks and were worried at not enough variability, but the felt plenty of movement and was picked up on ctg. still have 2 ++ of protein but has been from the start. So she said make sure my bag is ready get to 32w then when flow stops or really deteriorates, I'm in, on steroids then delivery. So although 32w is very early, it's better than 28/9. And I'm home but resting. So sofa and entire series of Angel for me. DH to step up and be a housekeeper
It's super-scary to be anticipating such an early arrival but the best thing you can do right now is try and relax, find a peaceful head-space... it's best for you and baby. You are passed the magic 28 week marker so your little one should do just fine It is absolutely amazing what medical science can do these days... my 23 weeker is living smiling proof. Keep us updated, I will be thinking of you.
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