So I went in today for my 34 week appointment and follow-up ultrasound. At my 20 week u/s, the baby had "dilated" ureters (tube from kidney to bladder), which is apparently super common (65%) in little boys. Typically they resolve themselves by 3rd tri/birth, but it's something they've been monitoring on him. It's nothing serious, and worst case scenario, he'd need a cath inserted after birth to "straighten" them out. But beyond that, it's nothing major. Okay, so here is the rundown of my u/s:
- Right ureter looks totally normal! Left one is still a little on the large side, but nothing concerning.
- He's head down and facing my spine! Yay!
- Cervix is still measuring long (over 4cm!) and thick! No preterm labor issues this time around.
- Cord is around his neck. (!!!)
I saw my doctor (the one I love!) after my u/s for my regular appointment, and asked her about the cord. She said they were going to do a repeat u/s in 2 weeks to check on it. I then asked her what happens if it WAS still there, to which she replied, "we'll schedule a repeat c-section". Blah, my heart sank. This is the doctor who has been so supportive of my VBAC and not once uttered the word "repeat".
So, now I'm not sure what to do! I've done just a bit of research, and from what I have gathered so far, it doesn't seem like cord around the neck = automatic c/s in most cases. I of course ran across some horror stories of people losing their babies in utero and/or during birth due to cord accidents, so of course now I've got myself scared. I obviously don't want to put his life at risk. This is NOT how I want things to go down! But now I'm totally unsure of what to do and what my options are.
Any words of wisdom? :confused: