Anyways, I am livid with the lack of care provided by my OB's office post the VCI finding. A sonographer found it on Wednesday and no one has since called me from my OB's office to talk to me about it. A lady called me yesterday (Monday) from Magee's Women's Hospital of Pittsburgh to schedule a high resolution sonogram actually in Pittsburgh for 7/15. Still haven't spoken with a single doctor, other than the one that confirmed the VCI in the labor and delivery last Wednesday (which wasn't my OB nor my MFM). On the one hand, I'm mad to have so little communication about it. On the other hand, maybe no one thinks it's a big deal to need to call me? If that is the case, then I supposed I'm glad for not being called?
21 weeks. Some hospitals/NICU's offer life saving services to babies born this early. Some won't even attempt to offer help until 24 weeks. I am not sure what my local hospital's (UPMC Hamot) cut off it, but they ARE a level 3 NICU which they probably could handle micro-premies. Not that I want to have my babies this early, but God forbid, especially now with the VCI, that something happens, I just pray they will attempt to save them. I've heard of women lying and saying they are further along to actually get help. I WILL be one of those women, though the hospital is connected to my OB's office and I bet they'd see I'm lying pretty quickly.
Babies this week:
- At 10.5 inches and about 12.7 ounces, baby's big enough now that you've probably been feeling his or her movements.
- As baby's digestive system preps for the outside world, he or she's manufacturing meconium-the tarry black substance you'll find in the first dirty diaper!
- If it's a girl, she's already got a lifetime's supply of eggs in her womb-about six million of them.
- Having a boy? His testes are still located in his abdomen but will drop in the coming weeks once the scrotum finishes developing.
Good words of wisdom with the VCI
issue making me worry: