very scared and confused...

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by mummy2be..., May 31, 2011.

  1. mummy2be...

    mummy2be... Well-Known Member

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    so heres a story

    ive been having reduced movement from my LO and having regular monitoring at the hospital, yesterday i went in and they took over 15 mins to find the heartbeat, once found they had it consistantly..... they wanted me to go for a scan today to check everything again.

    so today i went for the scan and was told i have polyhydramnios and have to go back in 2 weeks and i could potentially give birth early- first panic

    since arriving home ive been looking at my scan sheet and have noticed that my femur length is only 55mm (im 31 weeks), using an online calculator ive discovered that the FL is only 9th percentile.... HC and AC are both around average. the FL has only grown 3mm in 3 weeks- does anyone have any advice on this as its really frightened me...............
     
  2. Ozzieshunni

    Ozzieshunni Guest

    I've been for a scan every week since 25 weeks for LO's heart condition. They haven't measured the femur length at all, just HC and AC. If you are concerned, I would phone your midwife and ask for a more detailed explanation.
     
  3. abc123x

    abc123x Well-Known Member

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    No advice hun, as I don't think there is anything you can do.

    But, sending lots of :hugs: and keeping you and baby in my thoughts!
     
  4. MajorBee

    MajorBee Well-Known Member

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    I'd speak to your midwife or consultant about baby's growth if you're concerned. Best wishes x
     
  5. LoraLoo

    LoraLoo Pregnant with a Rainbow

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    Not any advice really hun, sometimes it can be a little awkard to get accurate measurements though, especially when baby is curled up in there. My last babys head was always on the very small size (2nd centile) where as the rest was averge, I worried alot over that but she was/is fine. Massive :hugs:'s xxxx
     
  6. leahsbabybump

    leahsbabybump Mummy to 3

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    TBH dont quote me i could be wrong i dont think they get too worried about femur lengths i think its more abdo circumferance. My main reason for saying this is a sonographer said to me at my growth scan that my baby is very tall :-/ so the method i figured in the madness is wouldnt femur length be differential throughout differant people due to herreditory factors such as hight of parents etc :-/
    i may be going mad but :-/

    my babys femur length was 68mm at 34+1 and 72.9 at 36+1
    hope this helps as I dont know how far on you are but bear in mind the sonographer said these measurements were tall which figures as both me and fob are 5ft 10" :-/
     

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