So, my daughter is 9 months old, and I think we finally figured out what her hypotonia was caused by. I mentioned before that she had a velamentous cord insertion, and more and more, I'm thinking there was intermittent cord compression during my labor. The last hour of my delivery, I spent with oxygen on my face because during each contraction, my daughter's heartrate would drop, only to come back up at the end of the contraction.
Her hypotonia is the extent of her special needs. She was developmentally delayed as a newborn, but is now right on track. My concern, though, is that that cord compression could cause problems down the road, and I would like to jump on that before an issue comes up. Is there any testing I can request our pediatrician do, or any resources I can look at?
on Dec. 2, 2011 at 12:52 PM