Originally Posted by doctorjen
After the meconium scare for myself, I talked with a couple different experienced ultrasonographers about this. Apparently, particulate meconium can make the fluid appear more, well, particulate, on ultrasound - but so can vernix, and vernix is far more likely. The head of MFM where I trained said he would never make such a diagnosis or suggest such a thing. Regardless, meconium is sort of a non-issue unless something else is going on.
|This resident made a big point of telling me the baby was "at least 8 1/2 lb" which at the time scared me - my previous biggest baby was 7 lbs 11 oz, and I pushed for 2 hours with him. I actually really enjoyed this labor once I got rid of the residents, but I spent a lot of time thinking about my meconium stained, giant baby in there while laboring.|