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    So glad for this thread! I know I'm digging up an old one but maybe that will help others.

    Just been to my 20 weeks scan and got sat down in their counselling room after it. Baby is measuring 12 days late - which didn't sound too bad to me - but got the docs quite concerned.

    They were suggesting doing an amniocentesis then but I declined... it seems too risky especially for a baby that's already struggling IYKWIM?!

    So they've done blood tests to rule out infections, they've checked blood flow to the uterus which is ok and I'm booked for a follow up scan in 2 weeks.
    Fingers crossed the baby will have grown a fair bit then.

    How can I find out baby's percentile? They have only talked in terms of weeks/days so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    So glad for this thread! I know I'm digging up an old one but maybe that will help others.

    Just been to my 20 weeks scan and got sat down in their counselling room after it. Baby is measuring 12 days late - which didn't sound too bad to me - but got the docs quite concerned.

    They were suggesting doing an amniocentesis then but I declined... it seems too risky especially for a baby that's already struggling IYKWIM?!

    So they've done blood tests to rule out infections, they've checked blood flow to the uterus which is ok and I'm booked for a follow up scan in 2 weeks.
    Fingers crossed the baby will have grown a fair bit then.

    How can I find out baby's percentile? They have only talked in terms of weeks/days so far.
    Don't worry yet. My DD2 was deemed small at the 20 week ultrasound (I had it early at 18/19 weeks). The sonographer didn't save any measurements and told me to come back in a week or so. Things were fine at the next ultrasound and I went on to have a 10lb baby.

    I think IUGR is anything below the 5th percentile. From memory DD3 was 3 weeks behind at the 20 week ultrasound and her measurements were all over the place - some were not on the growth charts, others were 1st percentile, others were sitting around the 5th.

    Did they check cord blood flow? Did they find any placental abnormalities? Did they mention any signs of soft signs for chromosomal disorders or structural abnormalities? If they found other issues besides just being small it could indicate a problem. It could also be a reflection on the skill of the sonographer and you may find things are okay in a couple of weeks.

    I hope everything is okay. Let me know how you go at the next ultrasound.

    ETA I said no to an amnio as well on the back of advice from a specialist who said that I would be more likely to miscarry with a baby who was already struggling.

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    I didn't think the smaller measurements were that worrying but being pulled into that counselling room and having 3 long talks with the head doc followed by another scan got us quite concerned...

    They checked cord flow and also uterine arteries, all ok.
    Placenta seems to be on the smaller side.

    Baby is perfect morphologically speaking - no signs or soft markers of any issues. He's measuring small from everywhere!

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    Normal cord blood flow and so soft signs for chromosomal disorders are both great signs.

    My DD turned out to have a chromosomal disorder in her placenta and because the placenta wasn't functioning properly she wasn't being nourished properly. It is very long and complicated but sometimes the baby and placenta can have a different chromosomal makeup. The paed thinks DD has a very low level chromosomal disorder.

    I agree about the horror of having to go to the counselling room. I can still remember the nightmare of being phoned at home and told to come into the hospital NOW for an emergency ultrasound after the ob read my report from the ultrasound place. They initially thought DD had anemia or a heart condition, but both of those things were okay. They then thought I had toxoplasmosis so I had to have blood tests to check for it. Slowly but surely they crossed things off the list and it turned out be chromosomal. My case was different though because the placenta was abnormal in the ultrasound and she had a few soft signs for chromosomal abnormalities.

    Good luck. I know it is easier said than done, but try and stay as calm as possible and not worry too much at this stage.

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    Thanks for your wise words @SSecret Squirrel
    Not much I can do but rest and eat/drink well anyway.

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    I had an SGA/IUGR baby, he was underweight i was induced 3 weeks early, the worst thing is having very little answers. When he was born he actually weighed more than the ultrasound assumed. He was perfectly normal.
    The only way to know what centile your bubs is on is by the ultrasound results ot has a graph which will state which centile everything is in.
    My son was under 3rd centile but as long as they grow even on there own line and dont stop growing then there is no need for concern. I had ultrasound twice a week since 30 weeks. Plus CTG twice a week. It was the most stressful time of my life, with this one itll be very unlikely ill listen, not because of there advice because i know both of my children so far have been smaller get two 2 then have a massive growth spurt.
    Im sorry youre going through this and i hope they give you as many answers as they can
    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    So glad for this thread! I know I'm digging up an old one but maybe that will help others.

    Just been to my 20 weeks scan and got sat down in their counselling room after it. Baby is measuring 12 days late - which didn't sound too bad to me - but got the docs quite concerned.

    They were suggesting doing an amniocentesis then but I declined... it seems too risky especially for a baby that's already struggling IYKWIM?!

    So they've done blood tests to rule out infections, they've checked blood flow to the uterus which is ok and I'm booked for a follow up scan in 2 weeks.
    Fingers crossed the baby will have grown a fair bit then.

    How can I find out baby's percentile? They have only talked in terms of weeks/days so far.

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    Thanks @Emma1217

    It's my 3rd pregnancy and the previous two have been "normal" sizes/slightly bigger.
    I'm not a small person either...

    About the percentile I actually noticed that it is written on the scan when the doc does the measurements - bottom right of the screen.

    Most of his measurements are between below 1% and 2%. Only head circumference is 12%. Which is probably good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    Thanks @Emma1217

    It's my 3rd pregnancy and the previous two have been "normal" sizes/slightly bigger.
    I'm not a small person either...

    About the percentile I actually noticed that it is written on the scan when the doc does the measurements - bottom right of the screen.

    Most of his measurements are between below 1% and 2%. Only head circumference is 12%. Which is probably good!
    I wouldnt worry too much at this stage. Bubs probably hasnt had its growth spurt. From what i know there are two different types of IUGR. Asymmetrical and symmetrical which is nor here nor there at the moment. Im hoping they will keep a closer eye on bubs for you, cause if youre anything like me youll stress in the weeks days before the next scan.

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    Is there growth spurt? The doctor didn't mention anything about that. Another question for him next time


 

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