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Old 08-31-2008, 07:43 PM   #1
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How do we know?

I'm just curious if there is any way of telling if the baby is growing along with schedule as far as weight gain and lung development. Do I have to have another ultrasound for this?

 
Old 09-01-2008, 06:39 AM   #2
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Re: How do we know?

Hi crossing as far as I know the only way to tell is with an u/s. I had a 4D scan on friday and my baby measured at 1.5kg/3.3 pounds. All the organs were working correctly as well. I am sure you baby is fine but if you are worried I would call your Dr and ask for an u/s. I hope this helps.

 
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:30 AM   #3
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Re: How do we know?

Hi Crossing! Hope all is well! I agree with Charlene... I'm quite sure that the only way you can tell this for sure is thru an ultrasound. I don't recall... did you have a level II u/s (I think sometimes called the anatomy scan)? I'm quite sure this u/s gives a good indication of growth and development.

 
Old 09-01-2008, 08:47 AM   #4
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Re: How do we know?

yes i did have the anatomy scan at 20wks but my doctor doesn't give a second ultrasound unless there is a serious problem. I'm so frustrated with that.

 
Old 09-01-2008, 02:25 PM   #5
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Re: How do we know?

As far as growing on schedule, a good way to check to see if there MAY be an issue is when they measure you at your appointments. For example, I went in at 34 weeks for my regular appointment and when the doctor measured my stomach, I was only measuring at 32 weeks. This doesn't say for SURE how big or small the baby is, but it does show that there might be a problem and that further investigation is needed. So my doctor sent me for an ultrasound, and sure enough, our baby was about a half a pound smaller than normal, but still doing just fine. The only way to know for sure if the baby is growing and developing at the right pace though is ultrasound. And even these can be inaccurate from time to time. A lot of doctors do not do regular ultrasounds unless there is a reason behind them, example high risk pregnancy etc. If they feel that you are growing normally and everything seems ok, sometimes they just do one.
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