Michaela - posted on 12/10/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
Has anyone had to get an amniocentesis to test for fetal lung maturity? I had one yesterday and I was scheduled for an induction last night (assuming the test would come back fine). They needed him to be at 50 or 55 and he was at a 25. The nurse just smiled and said "you're not going today." I don't mind waiting but I am wondering why his lungs are so immature? He is measuring 6.5lbs at 36 weeks (I don't have gestational diabetes but I am preeclamptic) so he is measuring about 37 weeks (which is what I have thought this whole pregnancy considering I knew when I got pregnant.) The perinatologist said,-prior to getting the results back-that the lungs gain about a point a day so they'll be able to tell me how long until I can be induced. If this is true then I will go past my due date trying to get to 50 alone. None of this makes sense and I feel so sad and scared to deliver now. My doctor is now going to see me twice a week until we can deliver. Anyone shed some light or have a similar experience? Thank you so much...