Pregnant after a Loss

17 weeks, measuring small

Hi PAL, 

Please forgive my old ticker (if it is even still there) as it has been a really long time since I have posted.  I spent a lot of time on this board when pregnant with my son in 2010 following three losses.  I have MTHFR Compound Hetero and PAI and take Lovenox when pregnant, which seems to work as my son was born two years ago!

When I was pregnant with my son, I measured small (the baby's limbs) starting around 20 or 24 weeks and was followed closely because of this. I was always about 1-2 wks behind and he was in the 15-30percentile.  Griffin was born at 6lbs, 11oz and he does have short legs but so does his dad and paternal grandpa!  It was a long and anxiety-filled pregnancy that, in my opinion, turned out fine...

I am pregnant again and at my 16 week u/s last week my peri said she had concerns because the limbs AND jaw are measuring small (1 wk and 2 wks behind).  They recommended an amnio to rule in/out syndromes or chromosomal issues.  My NT scan results were in the normal range.  I find out tomorrow about the first round of results and then next week I will find out more about the less common syndromes.  The doctors and genetic counselors are scaring the crap out of me and I have barely slept since.

Has anyone had this experience and everything turned out ok?  Any words of comfort or advice?  Thank you all - sorry for just dropping in but I remember what an amazing source of support this board was for me. 

Re: 17 weeks, measuring small

  • I'm sorry that your md has you so worried. I would think they would be less concerned because you had similar findings with your last pregnancy and you ds is fine. I will be thinking of you and wishing for the best.
    BFP #4 11/21/12 - EDD 8/2/12 BFP#3 Missed m/c 9 wk 3 days. D & c 4/27/12. :( BFP #2 8/10/09 - DD Born April 2010 BFP #1 Suspected Ectopic 4/09 - Methotrexate
  • imagemkc5869:
    I have no advice but I wanted to say I'm sorry you are going through this. I hope everything turns out fine.

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