I'm 37 weeks pregnant (my third baby) and the ultrasound result shows that Femur length is 10 weeks less than it should be. At my 33 weeks FL was 23 weeks Gestational age and at 37 it is 27 Gestational age. The Femur seems to grown normally and we are wondering what the problem is. All other diagnostic on head, abdomen, neck, spinal chord, placenta, and amniotic fluid show normal. Please advise me what this could be? Thanks
my baby seemed to have a fractured femur although it was not clear in any of the ultrasounds from 20 weeks up to 28 weeks. We were told she had ostegenisis imperfecta which is quite rare seeing that neither me or my spouse have it nor is it in our family history.
It has been 8 months since i had a therapeutic abortion, the worst and most horrible experience of my life and i am still wondering if we made the right choice :-(
We are having all the dna testing done but i feel deep down that someone isn't telling me the truth about how things went.
Her autopsy was perfect, there were no signs of anything.
The only factors we were ever given by all dr's were that she had short femur lengths (by 2\3 weeks) and one seemed to have been fractured and it had recalused.
I would suggest you get visited by more than one dr...it's tough but it's worth it.
No one cares as much as you do....get more opinions and investigate on your own.
Congratulations on your healthy baby! A little faith goes a long way!
Sawoin - That is how it was for me as well. the bones measured short but everything else measured normal. It is a soft marker for Down syndrome that becomes a hard marker when paired with another sign like an echogenic bowel...from what I understand. Like I said before our baby's short measurements just turned out to be genetics, having two short parents and a dad that is all torso, he also turned out to be a normal kid, but he might get the short end of the stick with height. It is so hard going through your pregnancy with such uncertainties and wish you all the best. Please let us know how your baby is after birth!
si_di - Again, I am so sorry for your loss what a hard thing you have had to go through. I wish you all the best and hope you get the answers you are looking for.
Thank you for sharing your story - it is helping me get through, what I am dealing with right now. I am 33 weeks, and my baby's femur bone is measuring short. So they did another scan to see if the lung bones are behind also. They are 2 weeks behind - while his head and stomach are measuring prefectly. At 19 weeks they found the short femur bone, and did a quad screening - but everything came back normal (negative - thank god) However now - the femur is still short - they said on the lower end of normal. The dr. said it could be anything to genectics, family history or just that he may be short - or it could be dwarfism. I go back for an ultrasound in 3 weeks, but he said there is no way of actually knowing until the baby is born and checked by a pediatrician.
I am hoping that it is just because he is short. His dad is 5' 7.5", and his dad is shorter. But his brothers are tall. I am 5' 9".
The negative thing is that the baby's dad left me at 18 weeks pregnant, and I can not get a hold of him about his family's history or medical information.
Hi there, i was wondering what the outcome was?
How's your baby doing?