So far every single test I've had has come back normal, MaterniT21, amnio, no GD...
Because of advanced maternal age, I had an u/s to check for growth at 29 weeks. While the tech was doing the test she was telling me everything looked normal, but she had problems seeing one of the feet. Then the Dr. came in and told me that one of the feet may be slightly clubbed. Or it could be the position of the baby. I'm just transferring to a midwife practice from an OB group - thinking they'd be more relaxed, but I'm wondering if I'm making a big mistake. The OB group sent me to a specialist to do ultrasounds and not only did the u/s tech do the scan, but the perinatologist too. That was at 20 weeks. Could a club foot develop after my 20 week u/s, or that the specialist didn't notice anything at the 20 week u/s or the 16 week u/s (during the amnio scan)?
Now I'm looking at my complete 29 week u/s result and they have put "suboptimal" for Upper extremities, Lower extremities, etc...really just about everything. The conclusion was: All visualized anatomy was normal, however the upper and lower extremities, face, spine, and cord insertion were significantly limited by gestational age and fetal position. Recommend return in 2 weeks to reevaluate right fetal foot, which may be clubbed
What does that mean, that they couldn't see anything because the baby is too old already? Why the heck are they doing u/s at that age then? Seriously, is the u/s tech maybe not very good? They also have a recommendation to induce by 40 weeks on the u/s...I'm seriously thinking to go back to my OB group - I'm upset that the u/s tech was telling me everything looked good when there's a suspected club foot and then the report is full of "suboptimals". I'm afraid they're going to "medically" convince me to get an induction (the midwife had already mentioned that they offer it at 39 weeks due to my old age) based on their lack of abilities to do a proper u/s.