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Femur length growth worries after scan

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Blossominspring Wed 23-Nov-16 09:55:10

Hello everyone, I'm nearly 36 weeks pregnant with DS2 and have been having regular growth scans throughout my pregnancy and all has been fine with baby growing steadily on the 50th centile for everything. However, yesterday's scan showed that his femur growth had slowed right down and was now on the 5th centile whilst head and abdomen were still around 50th. Doctor didn't seem too concerned and I'm having a doppler/fluid check on Monday and another growth scan in a fortnight. But I can't help but worry and wondered if anyone else had any similar experiences they could share with me? Thanks so much!

Nikki2ol6 Wed 23-Nov-16 20:40:09

If the doctors arnt worried then don't worry yet! Trust me when a doctor doesn't say it's bad then be happy. I looked at my scan report with one of my kids and his femur length was way down the line and I panicked and rang up where I had my scan and she said it is small but we are talking mm's here. He was born a hefty baby and now a Helahty 6year old and does not have short legs

Blossominspring Wed 23-Nov-16 21:54:49

Thanks Nikki. I'm trying not to worry too much but this has been a difficult pregnancy (stitch and bedrest) and so it all feels a bit more of a fret. Take care and wishing your little one a safe arrival. X

Sassypants82 Wed 23-Nov-16 22:07:11

5th centile is still within the 'normal' range (my 2.5 yr old son was always on the 9th for everything and seems to be very average in comparison to his peers) so no need to worry. Best of luck!

QueenMortoficado Wed 23-Nov-16 22:09:01

Femur length is only an issue at around the 20 week scan.

If it was normal then and tailing off now then that's not considered to be an issue. Especially when there's no other signs of any syndromes.

SparrowSG Thu 24-Nov-16 09:36:34

I had this but it was because the scan I had previously the lady had recorded an incorrect measurement for the femur (too long) so then on the next scan it looked way down on the range chart. The next scan lady measured it three times so I know that one was correct and she said they must have made a mistake on the previous one.

Blossominspring Thu 24-Nov-16 10:41:06

Thanks everyone, so nice to hear these reassuring experiences x

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