I had my first appt. for Biophysical u/s and non stress test last Monday, and the tech (same one who was really insensitive about the lost twin. And, no, she has never had a baby - I asked her straight out) said that she wanted to explain to me what was going on, because the dr was going to say something about it, and she didn't want me to be blown away by it in front of him. I have to say, that was very sweet of her.
Anyway, she said that the pressure in the cord was quite a bit too high in 2 of the 3 places that they measure it - baby's abdomen, and in the middle. She showed me how if it goes below the baseline, its an ambulance ride and immediate delivery. It wasn't quite that low in the dips, but it wasn't very far from it.
I googled it and tried to research it, but I literally could find nothing. Does anyone here have and knowledge of this? The tech told me that basically, my placenta is failing, and that the baby gets less and less blood and oxygen the higher the pressure goes. When it hits that baseline, the baby is getting nothing until my heart kicks back in and "overrides" the placenta...basically.
I'm already at almost 100 units of insulin per day, and high doses of 2 bp meds everyday...