Anatomy scan!!!!

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Anatomy scan!!!!

its a boy!!!!!! Biggrin

we're so excited! I had a brief moment of disappointment, but truly, i'm thrilled! I'm so glad Luke will have a little brother to play with! Besides, it will give me extra time to plan a pink nursery for next time Wink

the heart rate was 103-112 through the whole scan. that did concern me a little. I asked the tech and all she said was "yeah that seems a little low." He was moving and kicking and ALL OVER THE PLACE. i was laying there for 90 minutes and they still couldn't get all the pictures they needed lol. I have to go back so they can try to get pics of the heart, but everything looked normal from what could be seen. My tummy is actually really sore. The radiologist came in and tried to get better pictures, all that pushing and probing! I was glad when it was done. And i get to go back and see the little critter again.

I'm just curious,,, has anyone else had such a low heart rate? he was NOT sleeping. He was all over the place. I have never felt him move so much!

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Awwww, another boy! Smile Congrats Carolyn! You have any names in mind yet?

Hmm, no experiences with a low HR. KUP! I want to hear what you find out!

My LO was also SO active during the U/S. The hardest kicks I had ever, and since, felt, and the highest in my belly too! Usually they are as low as you can go, and during the U/S you could actually SEE my belly moving right around the belly button.

Congrats again!

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Yay congratulations! Two boys will be so fun! Start saving now for all the groceries you will need when they are teens though lol.

No info on the low hr. Did you see your OB ( or MW) today too or just have the scan?

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just the scan! I see my midwife August 8th... perhaps I should call the office just to ask about it? I wouldn't have been surprised if they sent me for a NST today, but they didn't.

now that I think about it.... I think i will call tomorrow and ask if I should be re-checked to see if the heart rate came up at all.

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yea, that's what I would do. The u/s person usually can't say anything whether its fine or not and its going to be on your mind if you don't go ahead and call to ask. I am sure it is nothing, but its always nice to have your midwife reassure you.

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Congratulations on your little boy!

I don't have any info either - perhaps it was because he was so active that the reading wasn't accurate?!

My LO worries me because she rarely moves...even during the U/S it takes lots of probing and poking and prodding to get her to move even a little.

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Congratulations! Two boys will be so much fun! Glad you got to see him moving all over the place Smile

At one of my appts, my baby's HR was noticably lower than my other visits. Of course this worried me so i asked about it. My OB told me that if the baby is moving around a lot, sometimes it's hard to get an accurate reading. And the next time I went, HB was higher and back in the range it had previously been in.

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Congratulations Smile

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Congrats on baby boy #2!! I'm not sure about the low heart rate but I hope you can talk to your doctor to ease your worries. KUP!!

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"Carolyn85" wrote:

we're so excited! I had a brief moment of disappointment, but truly, i'm thrilled! I'm so glad Luke will have a little brother to play with! Besides, it will give me extra time to plan a pink nursery for next time Wink

I had the same thoughts when when we found out we were having another boy!

Hooray for brothers Dirol
Congrats!

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congrats on your baby boy!!! I would def. call about the heartrate just to make sure that your OB isn't concerned.

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Congrats on another boy!!

Like someone else mentioned, I would guess that it's low because baby was so squirmy!! It seems like that would make it hard to get an accurate reading. I'd probably call too, just to check up on it! Hopefully everything is fine, and I've always heard that an active baby is a happy baby (something about if they are truly in distress, they slow down to conserve energy). Will be thinking good thoughts for you though I'm sure it's fine!!

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Congrats on team BLUE!!

That would concern me a little. I guess there is a chance it couldn't be accurate if he was super squirmy, or this might sound stupid, but do you think it would pick up your heartbeat instead of baby's?!

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Congrats! Two boys will be so fun! Please let us know what your ob says when you call. (Not that you wouldn't but I know I for one will be watching the board to find out)

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Welcome to team blue!! Sorry that baby was so active that you couldn't get a clear shot of everything you needed. Hopefully you will get some answers about the low heart rate.

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I called this morning and asked... but I didn't get a very good answer.

I still have my OB/Gyn text book from when I was in school. It defines fetal bradycardia as less than 120 beats per minute and is a prime indicator of fetal distress.

The nurse said she didn't know what the parameters are for fetal heart rates in the 2nd trimester. She just said "if they see anything abnormal on the scan, someone will call you."

It's a good thing I'm not the worrying type! The baby was moving SO much, and I'm still getting alot of movement now. I'm sure everything is fine. I have an appointment August 8th. I do work tonight, so i might just run down to the ER and borrow a doppler and check it myself!

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I do work tonight, so i might just run down to the ER and borrow a doppler and check it myself!

One of the perks of working in healthcare! LOL

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"Carolyn85" wrote:

its a boy!!!!!! Biggrin

we're so excited! I had a brief moment of disappointment, but truly, i'm thrilled! I'm so glad Luke will have a little brother to play with! Besides, it will give me extra time to plan a pink nursery for next time Wink

the heart rate was 103-112 through the whole scan. that did concern me a little. I asked the tech and all she said was "yeah that seems a little low." He was moving and kicking and ALL OVER THE PLACE. i was laying there for 90 minutes and they still couldn't get all the pictures they needed lol. I have to go back so they can try to get pics of the heart, but everything looked normal from what could be seen. My tummy is actually really sore. The radiologist came in and tried to get better pictures, all that pushing and probing! I was glad when it was done. And i get to go back and see the little critter again.

I'm just curious,,, has anyone else had such a low heart rate? he was NOT sleeping. He was all over the place. I have never felt him move so much!

It's so funny reading this post, it is identical to how I feel and what happened. Except my LO's heart rate wasn't low (that I'm aware of at least) but he was squirming everywhere so we have to go back for more heart pictures. And I was there for about 90 mins too and left really sore with all the pushing and poking.. And again, agreed with the brief moment of dissapointment with the gender, and then you get over it once you think about how two little boys will be. Glad that it went well enough that you could see the gender though! congrats!
When is your next U/s?

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Congratulations on a squirmy boy! Biggrin

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"gaidinsgirl" wrote:

Start saving now for all the groceries you will need when they are teens though lol.

WOAH. I never considered this. You're RIGHT! I'm in all likelihood having two boys so this thought totally freaked me out!

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Congratulations on your little boy!! KUP!

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Congrats and welcome to team blue!! I haven't heard anything about HR being that low... did she not say anything other than what she did? I guess if she didn't seem too concerned about it you shouldn't be either... just wait until your next appt and ask your OB...