I have lots of questions in here :)
I am 24 weeks pregnant with my third child. At my 20 week ultrasound, an echogenic bowel was discovered. Cystic fibrosis was ruled out because we're not carriers. A TORCH panel was done. Also, there are no chromosomal abnormalities. I was scared into having an amnio done. So, while everything has come back normal, the fetal medicine doctor has labeled me "high risk" because of the "possibility" of fetal growth restriction.
Now I am on schedule to be monitored every 3 weeks with an ultrasound to look out for fetal growth restrictions. According to fundal measurements and u/s, my baby's growth is on target for where he needs to be. I am unconvinced that this is the right approach.
-Are there other ways to determine fetal growth restriction by methods other than ultrasound?
-Could something like raw milk, cultured dairy, and homemade kombucha contribute to fetal echogenic bowel? Maybe even a tick bite?
I really want to switch my prenatal care over to a birth center/midwife. How do midwives respond to echogenic bowels in a setting that is not managed by an OB?
Edited by ajanery - 3/25/13 at 11:43am