Claire b. 6/29/06 and Andrew b. 4/20/08 and #3 due 2/8/11!!
Keep us posted.
Wife to J, SAHM to W (03/06) at 32w4d, C (10/08) , and H (02/11)
Sorry for your stress, hopefully its nothing.
Although in our case it was enlarged kidneys, echogenic bowels, thickened nuchal fold, and some cysts on the brain. We went through the whole ordeal -- ending up with an amniocentesis and then they said, "Everything looks normal". We still kind of held our breath on the kidney issue, but I have a perfectly healthy 6 yr/old boy. It's a scary process, but my guess is that the same will happen for you.
If it were a concern for your health care provider, you can bet they'd have you in there for all kinds of expensive tests.
Hope you can relax and enjoy the rest of your pregnancy.
In the end I had a hospital birth, but I was successful in not getting the epi. But I had pitocin and the baby had to have fetal monitoring. They had induced me because 2 weeks before my due date the u/s showed little amniotic fluid, which occurs when the kidneys are not processing the way they should. So I was really upset by all the rushing and not getting my relaxed natural birth that I wanted.
In the end they ran tons of tests on her as soon as she was born, and nothing. Completely normal kidneys. I had to take her at 3mo old for them to double check, but she was fine. It was like it had never been a problem.
I think with u/s they can be good in some way and bad in others. They really wanted me to have an amnio, part of the reason we had to see a gentic counselor. I remember it was like 1 in a 800 that they baby could have downs and 1 in 100 that the baby could miscarry from the amnio. My husband and I had always agreed that we would not do any of the screens or tests for defects, because it didnt matter. Either way we were having the baby. And I told the genetic counselor my odds were higher to have a miscarriage than to actually have any genetic problems, so we passed on it. And I never regreted.
In the end, knowing it was never a big deal, doesnt change that I would have done it all the same again. You are a mom and you worry and you want to do what is best for your baby with all the info you have.
Hugs to you mama!
Then when I went for my follow-up with my midwife, she said it was no big deal at all and that everything else was fine and he probably just hadn't peed. I have an 8 week follow up ultrasound, I guess around end of December. I hope yours goes well and you can put the worry behind you!
thanks. i'm so glad that is over with now, was just trying to not think about it for the past 10 weeks. the dr was there too which was nice so then i could ask questions and actually be able to have them answered instead of them telling me i would have to wait to hear from my midwife. he said everything looks great and there is no need for any further u/s.
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