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Pregnant, ultrasound showed long baby's bones short. History of preclampsia leading to early delivery during 1st pregnancy. Worrisome?

I had my ultrasound today at 27 weeks 5 days. The baby measured 2 lbs 3 oz which is a little small (15th percentile). I was also informed that the baby s long bones were measuring short but I was informed that this could be due to the fact that I am short (5 3 1/2 in) and not to worry yet. Everything else measured okay....brian, stomach, blood pressure, amniotic fluid levels, and blood flow through the placenta were all good. They want to start doing biophysical profiles everyweek just to make sure the baby is doing okay. I do have a prior hx of severe preeclampsia when I was 34 and delievered at 23 weeks and 6 days (1st pregnancy) and am now 37 and this will be my second pregnancy. So my question is how worried should I REALLY be?
Asked On : Fri, 17 Aug 2012
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Till now, the ultrasound findings are normal and nothing is worrisome. As long as your blood pressure records are normal, the baby's growth is also likely to be fine. You can go for weekly BPP for monitoring.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Mon, 20 Aug 2012
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