by taras mom (841 Posts), Thu Nov 06, 2003 07:42 am
Not silly questions at all! With that many risk factors, I think they should have paid close attention to your bp, especially if it didn't go down in the second trimester. And if they call no growth between 24 and 26 weeks "normal," it's a good thing you transferred![:(] It sounds as if maybe they were so worried about the GD that they missed everything else.
I had a similar experience with my precious Tara. At 23 weeks she looked about a week behind, but they attributed it to differences in the equipment and technicians since the last ultrasound (different parts of the hospital). Made sense at the time! At 26 weeks, however, she was still 22-week size--definitely IUGR. I know we couldn't have done anything about it, but it still bugs me that she was in trouble for so long and I didn't know.
To make matters worse, they SENT ME HOME after the last ultrasound. They didn't call my OB, didn't send me for observation, didn't even check my bp.[:(!] They didn't even advise me to rest; in fact, I was leaving for the gym when my OB called late the next day and told me to go to the hospital. I don't know where I'm going to go when I get pregnant, but I sure won't trust another ultrasound tech. I was hoping to give you some answers, but I guess I have the same question!
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