Baby Measuring Small And Need To Get Ante Partum Testing

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ca_pink - March 16

I'm 37 weeks but measuring small around 32/33. My doc is concerned and has ordered an ante partum testing (amniotic fluid level) and an emergency ultrasound. If my fluid level is low, the doc said they will have to induce because the baby does not have enough protection and could be lacking nutrition. Has anyone gone through this?

 

Annette - March 18

Yep. Exactly same case. When I was 35 weeks they found that my baby was measuring small, not gaining weight and my fluid was a bit low. I had ultrasounds and fetal movement monitoring 3 times a week until one day at 38.5 weeks my fluid was so low that I had to be induced then and there. He was born weighing 5 lbs 9 oz., skinny and small but perfectly healthy otherwise, and, girl, let me tell you I had the EASIEST delivery you can imagine. I felt so sad watching him in the hospital nursery together with all the 8 and 9 pounders and every (stupid) nurse commenting on how small he was. You should see him right now; he is 5 weeks old, healthy, chubby, happy and growing like the weed! It´s amazing how fast babies catch up, so relax and do whatever they tell you to. My advice: BREASTFEED if you can.

 

melanie - March 19

Hi, ca_pink. with my first son I had to have the antepartum testing 2 times a week along with the ultrasounds, they said my babys water was too low and ahd to be monitored, they said he was about 5lbs and that he wasn't growing. well at 38 weeks the said his water was too low to continue the pregnancy and he still had not gained a lb in 1 month, well I was induced and when he was born weighed 8lbs 1 oz, and everyone was amazed. I think ultrasound measuremtns can be off but if they say the water is too low then that is not good for the baby.

 

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