I have been measuring small the last few appts and had a 32 week growth scan today to check on the baby. The baby's head circumference and femur length were in the 50% range, but the circumference of the abdomen was in the 5th percentile range. I was told that the baby is getting the nutrients to the most important area (head/brain), but is not gaining weight in other areas which is causing the very small abdomen. I have been put on modified bedrest and have an appt with a neonatal specialist on Monday. The Dr. thinks it might be due to poor cord blood flow or that the placenta is not functioning properly.
Anyone else have experience with this? I couldn't get a feel for how concerned I should be. I have gained 20lbs so far, so she doesn't think it is a problem with not eating enough and I don't feel like I could eat much more anyway. TIA!