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Doppler result not quite normal?

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forevermore Mon 27-Jul-09 15:17:25

I just has a 33 week scan and found out that my pulsitility index was 1.18 which is 'just above average range for dates'

i was there to check amniotic fluid levels because they were dangerously low a few weeks back but now normal.

I have plaventa previa and gestational diabetes and as one problem resolves another appears...what is oing on. the radiologist said this is just alittle above normal and try not to worry, growth will be measured next week. she also said that placenta is showing signs of maturityhmm...

any experiences welcome

TIA

whomovedmychocolate Mon 27-Jul-09 15:27:23

Sounds like you are going to have this baby sooner rather than later doesn't it. Look, you are past all the really dangerous bits. If your baby was delivered next week it wouldn't be too bad. But pack your bags for the unlikely event that you get admitted for the duration because you will need close monitoring from now on.

I was an inpatient for a month with ds - like you multiple issues and eventually they got fed up of day assessing me and because I had signs of preeclampsia -kept me till 38 weeks then did a cs.

What is important is that you and your baby are safe. Take each day as it comes and try to buy some decent books in case they suddenly admit you

forevermore Mon 27-Jul-09 15:38:05

i so want to have a full term baby i cannot take anymore dramasad...sorry feeling v.sorry for myself.

olivo Mon 27-Jul-09 16:16:59

oh forever, nothing i can say about the doppler thing but just wanted to let you know you i'm thinking of you. i know how worried you were about the fluid etc, it just seems to be one thing after the other. have they mentioned steroid injections? i was given them at 34 weeks as they thought this baby could appear at any time. i have hung on for another 10 days so far buti t is very disconcerting to hear ' we'll see you on whatever day, if you havent already had it'

good luck.

forevermore Mon 27-Jul-09 16:21:34

yes i had steriods at 30 weeks which is when fluids were really low. i have hung on another 14 days. i reall want to get past 35+5 which is when DD1 was born and we had a really tough time establishing feeding. although all children different, this is kind of my own personal emotional milestone if you likehmm

olivo Mon 27-Jul-09 16:27:13

every day will be a bonus and i can see why you need to get past then.
fingers crossed for you.

whomovedmychocolate Mon 27-Jul-09 16:35:03

Forevermore - oh dear - you've been here before as well

You poor thing. I think some of us are just not natural gestators! We are designed for some other more glamourous purpose than growing round and wobbly!

Well you know the routine then. Hang onto every day, enjoy the time you have left, and keep asking lots of questions so you manage your expectations.

Sorry you are going through this. Hang on to the fact that in four to seven weeks you'll have a lovely little baby to cuddle for your troubles!

bevlin Mon 27-Jul-09 17:21:40

forevermore your PG sounds like my last one, I know how anxious you must be.
I had Placenta previa, notching and reduced blood flow through pelvic artery's to placenta so growth scans were 2 weekly. High AFP level, high blood pressure, severe swelling and many other scares and worries I can't even remember all.
The fact they said Doppler was 'just above normal' is reassuring. Mine was far from normal!
I had a bouncing baby boy at 37 weeks after a very straight forward c-section. He was absolutely fine.
When I left the hospital they told me "oh and you were a group B Strep carrier so keep an eye on him" - of course I was, why wouldn't I be!!smile
Try to relax and just be reassured they are keeping a beedy eye on you and it all sounds so scary and unknown to us. Keep us updated on how you are both doing. x

forevermore Mon 27-Jul-09 18:04:33

bevlin thanks for your experiences it sound reassuring that you got to 37 weeks. i will keep posting as the sags continues. heres for holding on for another 4 weekssmile

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