I'm 34 weeks pregnant. I'm having a baby boy, but there are some complications with my pregnancy. My son is only at 19% growth rate and he has large amounts of fluid in his kidneys. My doctor thinks I have gest. diabetes but we can't get a clear test result. I also have low amniotic fluid, but that problem is still very minor according to my doc. So I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if my son is going to be ok, and how I can deal with at least one of these problems.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:15 PM on Nov. 12, 2009 in Pregnancy
Answer by mompam at 3:16 PM on Nov. 12, 2009
Answer by MommaRox4683 at 3:23 PM on Nov. 12, 2009
I'm sorry to pester you with questions but. . .Is your doc a high risk specialist? does the hospital you are going to to deliver at have a Neonatal ICU? Have they discussed anything like inducing early because of failure to grow? Done an amnio to check lung development? steroid shots to mature the lungs? Do that have a reason for low weight besides low fluid? have they checked the sized of your placenta? The number of blood vessels in the umbilical cord?
I ask all this because my daughter was induced 4 weeks early at 2lb13oz. Through my whole pregnancy she was behind on growth/weight and I had low fluid levels. I was sent to a high risk specialist at a hospital that had like a level 3 NICU They induced early and gave me steroids to mature her lungs. She spent about 2 weeks in the NICU and was sent home on a monitor (very typical). Now she is a very active an bright 13 year old.
Answer by chrissmom734 at 4:56 PM on Nov. 12, 2009
Answer by Wshngstr1976 at 4:52 AM on Nov. 13, 2009