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A little bummed - had 3D/4D U/S ...

We had our 3d/4d ultrasound today, and I have to say - it was not at all what I expected.

ESPECIALLY when the u/s tech showed us that our baby was chewing on her umbilical cord. Now I'm a nervous wreck - thinking it will fall down to her neck and strangle her.

If I could do it all over again .... I wouldn't have gotten it.

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  • I'm sorry it wasn't such a good experience :(
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  • I'm sorry!  I think it's adorable she was chewing on the cord, but completely scary!!  Cute, but scary.

    I'm sorry :-(
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  • I'm sorry you had a horrible experience.
     
    I am wondering though - do all babies chew on their cords?

    Is it normal?
  • It won't strangle her sweetie!  Remember - babies in utero don't breathe anyway!  So it doesn't matter if it's around their neck unless the cord itself gets smooshed.  The danger with a cord is compression - not strangling  and your healthcare providers are looking out for you to make sure that doesn't happen.  She's fine!! 

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  • And an interesting tidbit - some studies have shown that babies grab their cords and squeeze them - giving themselves a little "rush" because they deplete their oxygen for a few seconds!  And the theory is that they do it on purpose - getting high in the womb!!  Crazy!! 

    So she's normal.  And she's only gumming it and is so tiny.  Just looking for a thrill ... ;-) 

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  • oh my gosh Lucy is that true?!?! hilarious!!
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  • I know, crazy huh?  Who knows if it's actually true .. I read it on the internet so it must be - hahahaha!  ;-)  Interesting theory though!!

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  • Sorry it wasn't so great.

    LOL at Lucy's tidbits.  That is totally funny about the "high".  Trouble makers already.

     

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  • I'm sorry. I felt the exact same way. I wish we never had it done. I will not do it for our next child. Dh worried there was something wrong with our baby the dr missed because our babys face looked distorted in ours.
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  • I'm sorry it was a letdown.  And wow -- I didn't know babies chewed on their chords!  Lucy, that is so interesting! 
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  • I'm sorry it was disappointing!  Lucy you're such a wealth of knowledge - great info!!  I was thinking too that they are just all gums and those jaw muscles probably aren't strong enough to cause any damage.  Don't worry!!
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