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25 week ultrasound/ 27 Percentile

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Sat Oct 20, 2012 07:32 am

by holly3372@msn.com (478 Posts), Sat Oct 20, 2012 07:32 am

Hi Girls. So I had my 25 week ultrasound which was the follow up from my 22 week one. At 22 weeks she was in the 30th percentile, doc was not worried because my pressures have been so good and I have been feeling good as well. Now, my 25 weeks ultrasound she is in the 27th percentile. Again, doc said, you are not going to have a big baby, ( I am 5'3 husbands 5'10) he said she's still within normal range. He also said again because your blood pressures have been so good so far I am happy with that and the fact that she did grow. The blood flow to placenta was also good. At 22 weeks she was almost a pound, now at 25 weeks she is 1lb 6 oz. This number freaked me out a bit because at almost 27 weeks that is what my son weighed at birth. I will go back for another ultrasound in 3 weeks so I'll be 28 weeks then. I'm glad as of now things are going well, but then again the fact that her percentile has gotten lower worries me. Any thoughts from anyone would be great, thanks :)
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

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Re: 25 week ultrasound/ 27 Percentile

Postby sam10 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 09:56 am

by sam10 (1436 Posts), Sat Oct 20, 2012 09:56 am

It is so hard, but when my doctors/nurses say not to worry, I try to follow their guidance and trust them. There can be some inaccuracy of measurement, depending on baby's position and the skills of the technician.
Fingers crossed for a growth spurt until your next growth scan.
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Re: 25 week ultrasound/ 27 Percentile

Postby princess purr » Sat Oct 20, 2012 01:08 pm

by princess purr (1092 Posts), Sat Oct 20, 2012 01:08 pm

She is already bigger then my Veronica was when she was born at 26.5 weeks, so I think that is good! Keep thinking positive!! I'm keeping you in my prayers and I know you are going to see good results at the 28 week ultrasound!! We also have to remind ourselves that we where the rare cases. Normally a baby born even as little as 26 weeks makes it and it sounds like you are on the road to making it past that :-) at 25 weeks I was already swelling and my pressure was going up, so you are doing great! Keep up the good work, and I know our little angels are cheering you on!!!
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Re: 25 week ultrasound/ 27 Percentile

Postby angieb » Sat Oct 20, 2012 09:41 pm

by angieb (1192 Posts), Sat Oct 20, 2012 09:41 pm

As long as they are doing blood flow studies, and they are normal, I guess that's really all you can do. My DH and I are about the same heights and neither of our rainbow babies have ever been that small, DS was in the 70th%ile and my current pregnancy the baby was above average too. But someone has to fall under the 50%ile and I'm sure in the large majority of cases it is fine. I don't blame you for being concerned though, I always watch our measurements like a hawk and if something is even one or two days behind (which has only happened once, with one measurement, though the rest of them were all nearly a week ahead), I would freak out after having a severely IUGR baby. Usually with IUGR, the blood flow will be somehow compromised, so if blood flow is good and they are watching it. I would also want them to start doing monitoring (NST's or BPP's) to make sure she's okay in there pretty early (28ish-30ish wks) unless her growth jumps up suddenly.
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Re: 25 week ultrasound/ 27 Percentile

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Sun Oct 21, 2012 08:26 am

by holly3372@msn.com (478 Posts), Sun Oct 21, 2012 08:26 am

Are Nst (non stress tests?) And what are Bpp?? Thanks :)
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Re: 25 week ultrasound/ 27 Percentile

Postby angieb » Sun Oct 21, 2012 09:23 am

by angieb (1192 Posts), Sun Oct 21, 2012 09:23 am

holly3372@msn.com wrote:Are Nst (non stress tests?) And what are Bpp?? Thanks :)


Yep, NST are nonstress tests. They are even more reassuring when combined with an amniotic fluid level check (AFI= amniotic fluid index), my MFM calls them "modified bpp's" because they only do the NST and a fluid check-but that's more than just an NST.

BPP's are biophysical profiles. They do an NST plus then watch the baby on ultrasound for a half hour. They want to see 30 seconds of practice breathing (which you typically may not see until 28+ wks), at least two big movements, muscle tone, and good fluid levels. Each thing is worth 0 or 2 points, so if they practice breathing but only for 15 seconds in a half hour, they still get 0, above an 8 is passing, below that is failing. So at my MFM clinic there is 10 possible points (NST, movement, breathing, muscle tone, fluid levels), I think some clinics don't include the NST as part of the 10 so in that case only 8 would be possible. They typically only do BPP's at our clinic if the baby doesn't have a reactive NST or there is some other concern like decelerations during an NST. I had a lot of BPP's with Luke because he liked keeping the NST's interesting, this new baby has passed all the NST's with flying colors so we haven't had to do any BPP's this time-though they do check my fluid levels every NST (2x weekly.)
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Re: 25 week ultrasound/ 27 Percentile

Postby olivejuice0806 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 07:50 pm

by olivejuice0806 (64 Posts), Sun Oct 21, 2012 07:50 pm

We have been doing BPP's weekly for the last 3 weeks, and will continue until I deliver. I have to say they are VERY reassuring!
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Re: 25 week ultrasound/ 27 Percentile

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Mon Oct 22, 2012 07:48 am

by holly3372@msn.com (478 Posts), Mon Oct 22, 2012 07:48 am

Oooooh yes ok I remember them doing those on me the week I was in the hospital before Benjamin was born. Just didn't put it together with the initials. Thank you girls!! ( my MFM did say that the amniotic fluid levels were good at this time)
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

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Re: 25 week ultrasound/ 27 Percentile

Postby princess purr » Wed Oct 31, 2012 08:59 pm

by princess purr (1092 Posts), Wed Oct 31, 2012 08:59 pm

How are you holding up?? Thinking of you!
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Re: 25 week ultrasound/ 27 Percentile

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:55 am

by holly3372@msn.com (478 Posts), Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:55 am

Hey!! Thank you for thinking of me! Wow, well so far so good my pressures are still good I am beyong grateful for that!! So, yesterday was a big day for me. Yesterday I was 26 weeks 5 days, that was when I ended up delivering our son Ben by emergency csection. So, today makes the longest I have ever been pregnant! It was Halloween and we have a big family with lots of kids in it and I am the fun aunt who always goes all out in costume etc. It was a great distraction for my husband and I to be with everyone. I only walked a block or two when it was trick or treating time though, sat the rest of the night outside with the family giving out candy with my feet up.. It was a beautiful night. Today I am thinking omg , I am still pregnant wow!! Its sad because I never allow myself to get too happy and excited after losing my boy. I am hopeful though! I have another growth scan next week the 9th and tomorrow I will be 27 weeks. Every day is a blessing and an emotional rollercoaster at the same time!! I will keep you posted !! Thank you again xo
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

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