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Re: good 18 week appt

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:47 am
by jean
yay!! :)

Re: good 18 week appt

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 02:31 pm
by caryn
You're already watching for recurrent PE so a screening wouldn't be worth much in that regard. If we had a *good* test for PE I'd holler at you to take it, but the ones we have now mostly tell you that you are at higher risk, and you already know you're at higher risk because of your history...

Re: good 18 week appt

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 06:05 am
by holly3372@msn.com
congrats sounds great so far!!!!! keep it going! :)

Re: good 18 week appt

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 08:42 pm
by cmccaffrey
OMG! a girl! So exciting... I am so glad that everything is going well.

Re: good 18 week appt

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 08:37 pm
by aajatwins
Congrats on a good appt & on the baby girl!!
I never get the screenings done... Nothing can prepare you for something going not-perfectly (with you OR baby) and it would just be another thing to worry over if something showed up. And some things that can show up turn out to be nothing - so wasted worry!!
Just enjoy the perfectness of this moment :)

good 18 week appt

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 03:27 pm
by danielsmom
Everything looks perfect. What a relief! I asked if we could do any growth measurements this time, and my OB measured the abdomen, head, and long bones. Everything measured right on and the head measured a week ahead! I think growth restriction doesn't really hit until a little later, but it was great to know that right now, in this day, everything is fine. The fluid looked perfect too.

Also, the doctor was right, we have a little girl in there. He called it at 12 weeks and we couldn't see anything at 15 weeks, but today he said "he doesn't think, he KNOWS it's a girl".

I didn't do the second trimester screening... should I regret that? I did the 1st trimester screening with the nuchal fold measurement and the blood test and everything came out great. For this reason, my OB felt that we were fine and didn't need it. It's not a big predictor of pre-e is it? I think I read that somewhere. Maybe it's one more thing not to worry about. They are going to be monitoring me closely for pre-e anyway.

Now I just have to keep my head until our 21 week appointment.