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Uncertain U/S

post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 
I had an ultrasound done today with the midwife I train under. It was not so good. Baby didn't move, couldn't even see a heartbeat until they zoomed way in. They were telling me the baby was gone or on his way out when they did the Doppler and got a strong HB at 160. Put the US back on and baby did move a little bit. He also measured at 16 1/2 to 18 1/2 weeks depending on the measure and I am at least 20 by dates. So I am feeling very sad and not at all reassured by baby moving at the end. The movement I have been feeling have been very light and infrequent even though I began to feel him at 13 weeks, I still only feel Him even 2-3 days--very unusual for me-part of why I wanted the US. At this point I am strongly feeling something is not well with this babe, yet have no choice but to wait and see what will happen. Just needing some hugs
post #2 of 30
I'm so sorry.
post #3 of 30
post #4 of 30
To be honest I would make an appt with an OB. Midwives are wonderful for normal healthy pregnancies, but IMO reasons like this are why OB's should be available. It could be something simple, it might not be. There may be something fixable going on that some prenatal testing would identify and be able to treat. I would not be able to just do nothing. I would get a second and third opinion if need be.
post #5 of 30
I'm sorry you're going through worry. I don't feel my baby move either. My mw said my placenta is in the front and I'm, umm, a lot more heavy than I was in previous pregnancies. My u/s was also very stressful. I'm sorry yours was as well. I've since gone from worry to nonworry back to worry. Will they do an u/s again? And my third baby measured really small for how many weeks I was. He was born and was 8 1/2 lbs. I hope the same for you. Keep us posted.
post #6 of 30
Please get another U/S done to ease your mind. I'm keeping you in my prayers and I will be waiting to hear your update.
post #7 of 30
I agree with those that suggested a second u/s. please keep us posted. hugs to you
post #8 of 30
Jen, Sending big hugs to you and your family. Let us know how everything pans out. I would get another opinion too. Thinking of you xxxx Jasmine
post #9 of 30
Jen,
Sending well wishes and prayers your way. I hope you find some peace! susan
post #10 of 30
Ah Jen, I know how stressful this waiting game is. Are there any plans in place as far as when you will be checking him again (oh and do you know it's a him??)
Keep us posted and we'll do all we can to help you through.
post #11 of 30
Thread Starter 
Talked with DH and we are going to get another ultrasound. I am torn with the decision. Yesterdays US was so bizarre. We were certain the baby was gone and then saw the movement, but yet so slow. We weren't able to visualize any organs but the heart and that not well, no real limbs etc. I've never seen an US like it and I've seen quite a few. I hesitate because I wirry about getting a label for a problem and then being unable to think about this baby, and only learning about the problem. It is entirely possible we will learn this baby will not live outside my womb, also possible that we will learn that he needs medical attention at birth to live, and most hopefully could learn that I am really having a baby mid-March (though I doubt it based on LMP and when I had a BFP) I am just trying to keep focused on sending love to the baby and keeping in mind that my body knows how to do this, if there is something different about this baby--it is so and nothing can be done. Sorry to sound so grim ladies--just knowing in my heart that that US was not what a 20 week US should look like.

No I don't know this baby is a boy.
post #12 of 30


For what it's worth, I feel that you are making good decisions w more prenatal testing. I hope that everything works out.
post #13 of 30
Good Luck in whatever you decide. But, I think it's a smart move to get a second opinion. A gal I used to work with had a prenatal diagnosis of her baby being ancephalic (without an brain) and wouldn't survive outside the womb. They are deeply religious and chose to carry the baby to term. They were able to go to a higher level facility to deliver the baby and be able to donate the baby's organs, since everything else was totally healthy. Knowing ahead of time, gave them the chance to make this plan and save or improve the lives of 9 other babies/children! It's hardly consolation for their loss, but at least gave them a little solace in their grief.

Knowing might also allow you to do research ahead of time and be able to make any decisions that need to be made.

for all the waiting and stressful times ahead.
post #14 of 30
Oh Weesj...I'm so sorry that you and your family have to go through this trying time. Sending peaceful thoughts your way -- my heart just goes out to you....
post #15 of 30
I'm so sorry that you are going through this. I've been there and I am here if you need to talk. It's hard for most people to know how this feels. Listen to your gut. It will tell you is this baby is ok. I'd go for more testing. It may not always lead to what you want to hear and yes sometimes is useless hindsight but knowing can be healing.
post #16 of 30
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
post #17 of 30
My thoughts and prayers are out to you while you go through this. I hope you find the support that you need. Get another look with the u/s.
post #18 of 30
I'm so sorry,i know those fears so well.Having a special child is an amazing journey.I thank the goddess everyday for my special lil girl and all she has taught me.Whether it is for a day or many years that we know these lil angels it is so good to know they chose us to be with them on their journey through life.
post #19 of 30
You and your little one are in my thoughts and prayers.
post #20 of 30
Oh mama. I'm so sorry you are playing the waiting game with this little one. As a mama with lots of complications(for me, baby is okay so far) and who was just put on bedrest I sympathize with you. Scary pregnancies consume your life. I definitely think more prenatal testing is the key even though getting a true diagnosis of a problem is likely to cause more worry. I am sorry I can only offer words of comfort when you probably need so much more. I will keep you and your little one in my thoughts for a healthy and safe pregnancy. Please keep us updated on your situation. I'll be worrying about you.
Meg
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