|I accompanied my wife to an ultrasound to discover our pregnancy is in serious jeopardy. At 19 weeks, our baby is equivalent in size to one at 16 weeks. The ultrasound ruled out any physical birth defects and we passed the genetic screening without any cause for concern. Our perinotologist believes a placental problem is the root cause of the growth retardation and doesn’t believe the baby will survive. Factors that led her to this conclusion are: an enlarged placenta, low amniotic fluid level (5.9 and 5.6 AFI over the past 2 weeks), and a 2 vessel umbilical cord.
The doctor has a “wait and see” attitude but my wife and I would like to be proactive. We're in the process of getting a second opinion, but in the mean time, is there anything we can do that might help increase our odds in rescuing this pregnancy?