My doc has been doing NSTs at my weekly appts for the past 3 weeks after a growth scan showed that LO was measuring 2 weeks behind symmetrically. Baby is moving and looking good. Today at my appt they did another growth scan to see if LO is still measuring 2 weeks behind or if she had fallen behind anymore. Right away we saw that she had finally flipped head down and is in the ideal position to be born vaginally! Yay! But following that bit of good news we found out that she is still measuring 2 weeks behind everywhere but her belly, which is now 3 weeks behind. My Doc was out of town today, but the nurse practioner said that 3 weeks is right at the brink of a serious problem and that my doc might want to induce early. I am meeting with him tomorrow to see what is going on, what he thinks, and what we will do now.
At this point (37 weeks) it's better to induce bc for some reason (placenta or cord) she isn't getting adequate nourishment on the inside and will gain more weight on the outside. It just depends on where my Doc stands in this situation.
I am 2 centimeters dilated and "really thin" as of today so it wouldn't be too hard to induce hopefully. I really don't want to end up with a c section after laboring.
Hopefully I will get some info tomorrow and be able to prepare myself a little.