Well, I had my Level II anatomy scan at MFM and good wonderful news first: Everything is looking great with the LO's!! Everything measured well (in fact Baby B was measuring a week ahead! and Baby A--right on schedule. I guess its normal to have one larger?) It is amazing the level of detail they are able to see--heart, kidneys, etc. They said their weights were on target too--7oz and 9 oz.:)
And....we now have genders confirmed: One of each flavor!! Boy/Girl combo. Just perfect.
I did get a bit sick/dizzy feeling laying back that long, though. Yuck.
The not-so-great-news is that my hematoma is still there.:( Although I haven't been bleeding much--only occasional spotting, so I had been hoping it was gone. I got very contradictory information from the perinatologist and my OB which is frustrating. According to the peri , he "doesn't worry about hematomas" (HUH?!) In fact, he refused to measure it for us (which my OB had specifically asked us to make sure he did).
We had appt afterwards with OB. He was glad that I haven't had any bleeds in 2 weeks, but still wanted to proceed cautiously since the hematoma is still there. He seemed perplexed that the peri wouldn't measure the hematoma for us. He wants me on continued modified bed rest--but wants me to increase my activity level at a slow pace, continue pelvic rest, and see how I am in 2 weeks. If still no bleeding--and I guess his u/s tech will check my hematoma then--then 2 more weeks at home with more activity before I can go back to work.
How on earth can they give such different advice? Normally I would think the peri would know more, but this was my first visit with this one (they rotate you) and he was clearly not familiar with my history.
I am on a support board for women with SCH (subchorionic hematomas). TWICE this week, women (one at 14, one at 20 weeks) both gave similar stories---they thought theirs was resolving, only to then lose their baby. These losses seem to happen at LEAST twice a week. It is heartbreaking (sometimes I wonder if the board is good--or too much of a stressor). I cannot risk losing these LO's. I love them so much already....but could a peri really be that blase about something that is a risk? Or I am being a giant worry-wart.
Sorry ladies, it has just been so hard for me these weeks--now 11 on bed rest, I guess now house arrest. I am trying to celebrate and enjoy my pregnancy, but I feel like there is a giant anvil that might drop on me. Any advice appreciated.