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1 year ago

2nd growth scan at 36 weeks. Anxiety through the roof.

Everything seemed to be fine in the first growth scan at 32 weeks, had my 2nd growth scan at 36 weeks and now they are saying baby’s femur is measuring a little on the short side. It was on the 45 percentile and now it’s just above 5 percentile. Head and abdomen seem ok but overall baby has dropped from 72nd percentile to 36th percentile. Now I am so anxious something is wrong. After relaying my concerns regarding the drop in overall growth to my midwife she called me back today and said after speaking with her manager they have booked me into MAFU tomorrow to discuss scan and put a plan in place, apparently the doctor shouldn’t of let me out of the hospital without having a plan when I had scan last week. Now I feel petrified something’s wrong and it was missed but because I’ve brought it up they’ve re-looked at the scan and have called me in tomorrow because they’ve found something. Has anyone else had something similar?
2nd growth scan at 36 weeks. Anxiety through the roof.

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1 year ago

You cannot accurately measure a baby by an ultrasound. I wish OB's would stop unnecessarily scaring mamas.. Im sure everything is fine and I'm sorry you are feeling so scared :(

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1 year ago

You're third trimester. Everything I've read and been told by my doc is 3rd trimester scans are insanely inaccurate and they go off of 2nd trimester. My babies head measured 3% at 32 and 36 weeks and he is perfect now at 2 months past delivery. Nothing is wrong! Those scans really suck. Hang in there mama and breathe <3

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1 year ago

Your a lot further on then me so I can’t help with things but try not to worry easier said then done! And maybe right down questions and worries you have before you go in so you get everything out you want to say and get answers to so it puts your mind at rest and hopefully it’s nothing to worry about! And maybe by plan it’s something as simple as an eating or dietary plan fingers crossed all goes well! Xx

San Antonio, Texas, US
1 year ago

I have not but I’m definitely sending you love and hugs!!! Preparing for a baby is hard enough but hearing something is wrong ans baby isn’t even here yet must be harder!!! Prayers and positive vibes 🙏🏼❤️

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