I was told at 23 weeks that my baby has a two vessel cord instead of a three. They've been monitoring me with monthly ultrasounds since.
I'm 34 weeks now, and was told today that she's on the small side. Still within normal range, but lower normal. She's measuring (by ultrasound) about 4 lbs. The doctor said that if in two weeks (at 36 weeks) her growth hasn't picked up, they'll deliver me.
I'm scared to death. I know 36 weeks isn't too bad, but since she'll have a low birth weight, what complications does that mean she might have? Does it affect her lung development? Or even mental development?
Answer by kjrn79 at 8:53 PM on Jun. 3, 2010