Clinically insignificant. He didn’t actually say that, but that’s the end result for now. They were looking at a “vertebral anomaly” at or near the base of the spine that may have been indicative of an occult spina bifida. The tech thought maybe she saw something “subtle” in the lumbar vertebrae, but the doctor didn’t see it. He said maybe something (a normal variant) in the sacral vertebrae. So basically, she clearly doesn’t have an open neural tube defect(we knew this going in); there is a chance she may have an occult spina bifida – or not. If she does, it’s minor enough that it shouldn’t have an impact on her life. Everything else looks grand.

He would, however, like to follow me due to the single umbilical artery. His recommendation is similar to my doctor’s, though not exactly the same. He prefers biophysical profiles to NSTs and would like them done weekly starting by 32 weeks. They both say growth scans monthly. I haven’t worked out yet where each of these things is going to happen – I’m guessing some split between my OB’s office and his. Which is fine. I knew that type of monitoring was coming. And I know there’s about 15% or so chance she’ll be small and need to come early, and I know there’s an increased chance of a cesarean section.

The peri’s office is literally next door to my RE, so I did pop in to say hello to the nurses. I will say it felt odd to be in that building again.

So thank you. Thank you for all the positive thoughts, prayers, comments, and well wishes. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


~ by Larisa on October 11, 2007.

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  1. Whew! I didn’t realize I’d been holding my breath for you. I think you should spend the rest of the afternoon sitting in that nursery, just enjoying it after the stress of the past few days.

  2. WHEW. I am so happy that all looks (mostly) good. What a huge relief. Sounds like you are in good hands with your two docs.

  3. BTW, I think we might have the same RE in Hopeville. My clinic has a peri next door too. 🙂

  4. Delurking to say how glad I am that you got the good news. My 2 year old had SUA and he was almost 9 lbs at birth. I now know a few people whose children had SUA and there wasn’t even one case where it was an issue. Good luck wih everything.

  5. Thats great news! What a relief. I also see the same peri as I had a kidney transplant 4 years ago and am considered high risk. He is fabulous and you will love seeing him throughout the rest of the pregnancy. Hang in there!!!

  6. Mrs. Hope,

    That is such great news. I am so happy that things are looking good.

  7. Big sigh of relief. Glad everything is okay.

  8. Thank goodness! Are you able to breathe again?

    Also, sounds like you and BabyHope are in good hands!

  9. Breathing a BIG sigh of relief….

  10. YAY!!! So sorry you had to be so worried for a few days. Glad the worry turned out to be for nothing. I understand the concern about her being small and c-section etc but as long as she is healthy coming out!

  11. Glad everything is a-okay! And, I think we have the same peri and RE as well! 😉

  12. Whew! So happy to hear that all is fine.
    Hoping and praying that there are no more shocks or worries or “clinically insignificant” ANYTHINGS from here on out…

  13. WHEW!

  14. Breathing a sigh of relief for you. Very glad to hear the good news!

  15. I am glad things are okay.

    Matt was watching the game this weekend and I asked him who they were playing, he said TX and I said a silent prayer for you and Sean at that moment. I remembered it was his anniversary this week.

    Many hugs for you today, many hugs.

  16. relief indeed, PHEWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!

  17. Thank goodness for that!
    The extra monitoring gives extra occasion for worry, but all in a good cause I suppose.

  18. What a relief! Have a great weekend 🙂

  19. What a relief! When pregnant with Norah, I saw both my OB and a perinatalogist regularly. I got to know them all well, in fact after I had her, I was sort of let down that I didn’t have three weekly doctor appts (it passed LOL). I think for former IF moms, it is a blessing to be checked all the time, cuz we worry so much.

  20. i’m so glad to hear that all is well.

  21. That’s great news!

  22. That’s good to hear, it just would have been better if you hadn’t had those two or three days of worrying about it.

    P.S. Are you officially in the third trimester now, or very very soon?

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