The "Triary" 22 Weeks
They have names!
November 1, 1999
22nd Week (Late Second Trimester)
The Pregnancy: 22 Weeks
This visit's ultrasound Triplet A 21.5 (21 weeks 5 days in size) NEIL
Triplet B 22.1 EMILY
Triplet C 21.2 AMELIA
These readings indicate the three to be growing at approximately the same rate --no discordancy.
(Evaluated today by perinatologist, Dr. Gabrielle Pridjean, Tulane Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dept. of Maternal Fetal Medicine.)
Fundal Height is now the same size of a term single pregnancy. Ultrasound demonstrates that the cervix is closed.
Comment: Mom has now reached "critical mass," making pre-term labor a particular concern--so far so good. Cervix is still undilated and unsuspicious. Besides all of the hormonal interplay leading to labor, there's also a size constraint, after which the uterus tends to want to empty--by expelling the intrauterine contents. Translated: The uterus thinks, size-wise, that there's a term single pregnancy, and contractions may become likely. In fact, contractions have begun to some extent, but are less than 4/hour, which is considered accept