Originally Posted by momileigh
You were measuring 38 weeks by ultrasound???
That's ridiculous. Healthy babies can be anywhere from about 5 to 12 pounds or so at term. What on earth makes this doctor think there's a real measurable difference between 38 and 40 weeks??? Unless you've been having serial ultrasounds that demonstrate a clear cessation of growth (and even that would be suspect as ultrasound is more and more unreliable for these measurements as baby gets bigger) there's no way that this means anything.
It is almost as ridiculous as saying, "You're 30 years old, but you're weighing in as a 25 year old."
He didn't even get the weight of the baby. Which was a shocker, but I was sure I was going to get the.. "OMG! Baby is HUGE!" card. I am guessing the attending was going to kick his butt for that later.
I've had a couple of ultrasounds. One at the beginning to rule out an etopic, and one to confirm placenta placement. I was measuring right on my dates.
So in part, it does kind of make me go *herm?*that I would be measuring on my dates, then behind my dates. But as we all know ultrasounds can be less accurate the more they go on. Not sure how that applies to measurement .
Fluid is good. Everything else is good, so.. yeah.
Originally Posted by kalisage
I'm so glad to hear things are ok. I am sorry that they tried what they could to scare you. It really would be nice to know that doctors are there for their patients and not the other way around...
This is what I was explaining to my husband.. I guess they are so used to being the authority and having people do as they wish, they stopped explaining things and use fear instead.
I really wish I could have had a conversation with the attending that went like.. "well, because we didn't see the baby breath in the BBP, we are concerned about this. Though your placenta does not showing aging, we feel this could be indicative of X. These are the kind of risks that we see.. blah blah"
The best part is, if they were so worried about the baby.. I offered to come back the next day for another BPP. To set up an appointment at their clinic. Right after I decide to leave AMA, they could care less. They never gave me the number to the clinic that they promised. Nice, huh?