Question:I am 38th week pregnant.scan says "Umbilical artery shows mildly reduced PI.left uterine artery shows increased RI,increased S/D ratio and early diastolic notching" is it any problem
Answer: This signals an growth restriction.
There is no treatment for intrauterine growth restriction because if the restriction is from the placental side it is more common because of infection because of genetic factors. although there is always a second plan about delivery and about the management.
Your gynaecologist will check you and monitors scans every week too check your growth you are on the risk but do not worry because fetal morbidity is reported when the iugr syndrome is identified at later stages.
in the early identification, it will help your gynaecologist to prepare a plan for your pregnancy.
assembling all your sonography reports and blood reports make sure you eat properly and drink 3lt properly take your supplements and bed rest because it has been documented that resting improves your P I .
also, your doctor might prescribe you baby aspirin if there is some major obstruction with your uterine p i do not worry it is manageable.
Hope it helps!
Question:My s/d ratio is mildly raised its 3.46,, what should I do, m bit tensed
Answer: S/D ratio is systolic/diastolic ratio in the umbilical artery.
A number over 3 is a concern because it shows that there is some resistance in the cord flow, but it doesn't mean you need to get tensed about
Your doctor must have given you some medicines like Aspirin or heparin to for the dilation of blood vessel so that blood flow to the uterus increase
Continue those medicines
All you need to do is take care of your diet increase protein in your diet increase the growth of the foetus as protein is the building block of human body
So include egg cheese paneer curd Soya beans lentils kidney beans pulses and non veg egg chicken fish
get plenty of rest and try to sleep in left lateral position
Restrict the salt intake
drink more water include coconut water buttermilk uses at cetera
Go for a walk or yoga
Don't worry and follow up your doctor regularly to monitor the growth of baby