You may remeber I have posted a couple times about IUGR and the detection of an Umbilical Vein Varix (dialation) a wee bit back.
I'm 31 2/7 weeks today and yesterday had my bi-weekly ultrasound to check growth and blood flow.
My last four ultrasounds left my Baby Girl in the 13th percentile, 17th, 17th and now 13th percentile again. However this time the amniotic fluid is low.
I've been put on bed rest, told to drink plenty of water and do kick counts twice a day. In addition I go Mondays and Thursdays for NST's and Weekly (the Thursday) Ultrasounds. As of yesterday the baby weighed 2lbs and 12 ozs. Which is up 9oz from March third. I'm going to a large teaching hospital so they have stepped up on the survelience, so to speak.
The Dr yesterday told me that she didn't think I would be making it to 37 weeks (I'm having another c-section, third in fact) and have multiple problems myself health wise since the delivery of my first in 1995.
My problem is the hospital is two hours away, Hubby needs to work, we don't live near family and two trips a week with a 10yr old and 5 year old in school is looking pretty difficult at best. DH has been amazing, I've been feeling unwell anyway and he has transported kids to and from school, food shopped (allthough not in a very healthy way), cleaned everything....etc etc Don't know where he finds the energy.
The Dr. yesterday said the IUGR was Asymmetrical which means in her words that baby won't be born with that extra fat belly. The nutrients and oxygen are going straight away to the brain and heart. Through all this no one has told me anything about the babies well being, so to speak, other than she is small.
Oh and she was in the pike position head down the entire time until yesterday's US she is now breech, which I don't think is a concern due the c-section. I also have a ventral hernia which will be repaired after the delivery as well as the tubes tied.
I don't know what I'm looking for here other than some experiences with IUGR, weights etc, and low amnio fluid...any thoughts are welcomed and prayers are more than appreciated.
Take Care and God Bless
Jessica (EDD May 18th, looking like any week now)