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Though I would get good news, but got even worse news!! Aiden&Jensen's Mommy Due November 23; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 209 posts
17th Sep '13

So I am 36weeks (9months) today.. and I had my regular OB visit for 36weeks.. They did the Group B Strep test (which I was positive for with my first DS). The doctor checked me for dilation and I am 1cm dilated never said anything about effacement. Well... then he listened to my son's heart beat it was good he said and then he checked my stomach growth and asked when we had last done and ultrasound.. I said 31weeks. He said okay well we need to do another one because you are once again just like with your first measuring small for dates. I'm use to that and I said okay. They got me right in today and I thought I was going to hear good news about his growth and weight since you know I've gained 9lbs in a month and a half.... NOPE!! She measured him and every single time she redid it he was measuring 32weeks. So he is a month behind what he is supposed too be. And is UNDER the 10th percentile. He was breathing good on his own, but his heart rate was in the 190's resting.. and he is normally 160 resting and 170 active. So I had to get moved directly to the Non Stress Test monitoring room. Got all hooked up there and then the whole time his heart rate never dropped below 190.. It was over 200 when active... He made the machines go off and were beeping nonstop because his heart rate was high for so long with no break.. I am beyond worried right now. He only weighs 4lbs 9oz when at 31weeks he weighed 3lbs. Her and the doctor said he should be over 6lbs right now... so he is quite behind there as well... I have to get 2 Non Stress Tests a week, 1 ultrasound a week, and see him 2 times a week.. Even the nurses think that it is best for him to come out because he failed his Non Stress Test, he's below the 10th percentile, his weight, his heart rate, and everything else. They believe he would thrive more outside of me.. I agree completely!!!! My first son didn't thrive inside me either.. But the doctor rushed me out because it hit 5pm and he wanted to go home. AHHHHH!!!!! I am trying to stay calm as much as I can, but this is beyond stressful...this is the second time I have been through this and the second time he has chose to ignore all the facts that are right in front of him!! I just want my son healthy is that too much to ask for and to have a doctor that wants the same thing?!?!?!?!?! UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Trying so hard not to break down and cry!!! :(

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6858 posts
17th Sep '13

That would make me really nervous too. When my youngest son's heartrate was in the 200's consistently, they gave me an emergency c-section. It was a good thing too because we had an infection and my placenta abrupted right before they got him out.

Aiden&Jensen's Mommy Due November 23; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 209 posts
17th Sep '13
Quoting Summerfrost:" That would make me really nervous too. When my youngest son's heartrate was in the 200's consistently, ... [snip!] ... c-section. It was a good thing too because we had an infection and my placenta abrupted right before they got him out. "


Yeah I am beyond nervous because his heart rate has NEVER been that high!! And when I had a contraction it got even higher.... and I have contractions off and on so all I can think in my head is are these hurting him or causing damage to him?! UGH!!!!! I am trying not to freak out but right now that is very very hard!! It's my son's life. I know if something happens they get to just go home and act like nothing is wrong... but I don't! He's apart of me... and I can't think of what I would do if something happened to him and they did nothing when they knew something was wrong!!

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
17th Sep '13

:( sorry Hun. Maybe he wants you to wait til 37 weeks to be safe? Idk why he wouldn't be concerned and would rush you out :(

Aiden&Jensen's Mommy Due November 23; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 209 posts
17th Sep '13

Waiting til 37weeks is not going to matter.... My son is not going to be "full term" weight or growth at 37weeks... The nurses say that he will gain more weight being outside of me where he had the room and resources to do so. I am eating and drinking, resting, and doing everything I'm supposed to do and he is still not growing like he is supposed too or gaining weight.. I'm only 5'0" there is not much room in me..... This same thing happened with my son and he didn't thrive in me either and he was not below the 10th percentile... This son is UNDER the 10th percentile for growth and weight.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
17th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Aiden&Jensen's Mommy:</b>" Waiting til 37weeks is not going to matter.... My son is not going to be "full term" weight or growth ... [snip!] ... thrive in me either and he was not below the 10th percentile... This son is UNDER the 10th percentile for growth and weight."</blockquote>



Not for growth purposes but other things like regulating body temp, lung development, and regulating blood sugar.

Aiden&Jensen's Mommy Due November 23; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 209 posts
17th Sep '13

They are more concerned about his growth than all that. If he can't gain weight inside me and continues to have a high heart rate of 190 and over then it can seriously hurt him.. and He was breathing a lot more than most babies do the U/S Tech said. He had the shots to help mature his lungs over 2 months.. And if he gains no weight from now til then, then he may also have the same problems he would being born now... He's been measuring small my whole pregnancy but now it's the worst it's ever been.. He's 2more weeks behind than he ever has been. They've even changed my due date because of his growth already and he's now 4 more weeks behind..... So he's not growing..

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
17th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Aiden&Jensen's Mommy:</b>" They are more concerned about his growth than all that. If he can't gain weight inside me and continues ... [snip!] ... They've even changed my due date because of his growth already and he's now 4 more weeks behind..... So he's not growing.."</blockquote>




I'm not trying to negate the fact that he's in danger from not growing and a high HR. just trying to get inside the drs head and figure out why he'd let your preg continue and not get him out now.

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4672 posts
17th Sep '13

I'm so sorry. So basically he is being diagnosed with IUGR? That's what it sounds like to me. I had two IUGR babies as well. I know how stressful it can be. And wow, I cannot believe they didn't do anything with his heart rate being so high! That is nutty. My middle child was almost still born due to my placenta not nourishing her and I kept losing amniotic fluid rapidly. By the time they took her out, she had almost no fluid left around her and had to be hospitalized. She still suffers a lot. :/ PM me anytime if you want someone to talk to that understands your situation. Hope you get some kind of solution soon and hope he comes out healthy. <3 Hugs

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6858 posts
17th Sep '13

My middle son was IUGR and they sent me in for constant monitoring with NST's a couple of times a week and growth scans every 2 weeks to see if he was growing. His size kept dropping off the scale until he was under the 10% which is when they induced me. In my situation, they said as soon as he got below that range, it was an automatic induction which is what happened at the end of my 36th weeks. Basically if the placenta isn't working right, the baby is probably not getting enough oxygen or nutrients. Oxygen is pretty important.



At this point where OP is 36 weeks and the baby is IUGR and has an unusually high heartrate, my dr would have absolutely induced me or sent me for a c-section.



Going full term is great and all, but there are times when the risks outweigh the benefits.

Aiden&Jensen's Mommy Due November 23; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 209 posts
17th Sep '13
Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:" I'm so sorry. So basically he is being diagnosed with IUGR? That's what it sounds like to me. I had two ... [snip!] ... to talk to that understands your situation. Hope you get some kind of solution soon and hope he comes out healthy. <3 Hugs"


Thank you! Yes he has IUGR my first DS (who is 15months old) had it as well.. but he has it worse than his brother ever had it and my first DS never was under the 10th percentile and never had the high heart rate. I was worried with my first DS.. I thought his was bad, but I would rather go through that again than this. Honestly I feel like any time I get pregnant it is going to get worse and worse and threaten the lives of any child I have. So even though I'm almost 23 I really think I'm done having kids. Not just because of my health, but for the children I already have and I don't want any children to have problems because I was selfish and got pregnant knowing ALL the problems I have during pregnancy.

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6858 posts
17th Sep '13
Quoting Aiden&Jensen's Mommy:" Thank you! Yes he has IUGR my first DS (who is 15months old) had it as well.. but he has it worse than ... [snip!] ... want any children to have problems because I was selfish and got pregnant knowing ALL the problems I have during pregnancy."


I know you mean this, but I remember saying this right after I had my 2nd baby and still managed to end up with my youngest. :D



Good luck OP! I hope everything works out. :) My pregnancies are also rough, but you might be surprised about your feelings about having more kids after you LO is born. ;)

Aiden&Jensen's Mommy Due November 23; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 209 posts
17th Sep '13
Quoting Summerfrost:" My middle son was IUGR and they sent me in for constant monitoring with NST's a couple of times a week ... [snip!] ... me or sent me for a c-section. Going full term is great and all, but there are times when the risks outweigh the benefits. "


He should induce me because I have been falling father and farther behind and they have even changed my due date before hoping that it would allow him extra time to grow, but it's doing nothing and he is just falling even more below on the growth and weight chart to the point they believe he is below 8% on the chart... and the nurses and ultrasound tech believe that my son would benefit and thrive more outside of me where his nutrition, space, oxygen, and everything is not questionable.

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6858 posts
17th Sep '13
Quoting Aiden&Jensen's Mommy:" He should induce me because I have been falling father and farther behind and they have even changed ... [snip!] ... that my son would benefit and thrive more outside of me where his nutrition, space, oxygen, and everything is not questionable."


The only thing you can do at this point is either go to L&D and ask to be monitored or pay real close attention to his movements. If I really thought my baby was at risk for dying like tonight for example, i would probably plop my rear in L&D and hope I got a dr that wasn't the one who sent me home in the first place.



My best advice is to listen to yourself and your gut instincts. If you truly feel that something is wrong, be a pain in the butt. :) It's all about being the squeaky wheel and all of that. Even if it just makes you feel better knowing the baby is ok, it would be worth it.

Aiden&Jensen's Mommy Due November 23; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 209 posts
17th Sep '13

Well yes I believe something is wrong. Because I had a missed call from my OB's office and I just got the voicemail....... Uhm my son is in the 4th percentile for his gestational age but they didn't say anything else other than that.... I am devastated right now.. I can't stop crying. I just want him to induce me and allow my son to get healthier outside of me... AHHH!!!!