Fetus Small For Age Very Worried

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Shelly - April 4

I had my first appointment the other day and I am supposed to be 8 wks., but my doctor said I was measuring 6 wks. and that the heartbeat wasn't as strong as he would have liked. Has this happened to anybody? I'm extremely nervous about this!!! He said that instead of seeing me in 4 wks., he wanted me to come in in a week to see how things are progressing. The waiting and worrying is driving me crazy!!! Help!

 

maria - April 4

what was the hb? i'm sorry for the stress you are going through-

 

Shelly - April 4

He didn't say. He did an internal ultrasound and said he would have liked to have "seen" a stonger hb.

 

Elizabeth - April 4

Shelly, I am sorry about the stress too! I went in at 6 weeks and was measuring a week behind...They had me come a week later too and it did grow, but stayed a week behind. I go back this Wednesday again. The doc seemed a bit worried at first, but once they saw progressive development, they were not as concerned. I know the waiting is horrible! I couldn't think of much else during that week and I must have been on 100 websites! What I found was that there are cases where the baby is just smaller for a while, but it catches up and also some cases where the baby stops growing all together and there were no clear signs as to which one it would be. Basically, not a lot of info about percentages---or statisitcs---or anything concrete. All very frustrating! I just had to wait the week out and tried not to fall apart (which can be super hard at times!). Hopefuly this week will fly by for you!!! Are you cramping/bleeding?

 

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