Need Some Support Or Encouragement

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kathykitt - December 19

Hi everyone: Im new to this forum and am hoping that your experiences and personal stories could give me some hope and support through this scary time in my pregnancy. First of all, Im 37 , and am 20 weeks pregnant. I have had the tran nuch scan and it came out normal, I had the blood work done and have a 1/10000 risk for trisomoy 18 and a 1/2800 risk for trisomy 21. All my ultrasounds have been great. The baby is very active, and measuring exactly to date. I recently went for the level II scan and they said I was having a girl, and that every organ looked normal, structures looked normal, but they did find two small spots on both ventricles of the heart. They said it was echogenic foci. They said if I was 25 they would not have to tell me, however because Im 37 they needed to explain the increased risk, and suggested I have an amnio. Well as you all might know, my heart sank. Im feeling overwhelmed and so scared. It took me 3 years to have a viable pregnancy again, This is my second child (god willing) I have a 4 year old beautiful and healthy daughter. All I want more than anything is to have one more healthy child to love, and care for. I am so upset and worried. I thought everything was going so well. The doctors made me think that from the first set of test results everything was great, and my odds were in my favor. I opted out of the amnio at 16 weeks because of the results. Now I have to decide what to do? I look at the ultrasound pics of my daughter and see that her fingers are perfect, nasal bone present, limbs fine, I am really losing it! Shouldnt other structural markers show up? the nuch test show something wrong? blood work show something wrong? Please I need your help! The specialist said that gut feeling..he thinks the baby is fine, but an amnio is the only difinitive answer. ?


tryingx3 - December 19

Bless your heart. Hang in there. Pregnancy is scary - we all want the best for our child, even the little one we haven't "met" yet. I don't have any answers, but wanted to offer encouragement. Best wishes!


Bridget - February 4

I just came across your post and even though it's old, I figured I'd chime in and say that the spots on the heart you mention are mentioned on this site in other forums too and it seems like they are a very mild marker for any problems. I will only say that IF I were you and had all those other tests come back so perfect, I'd probably skip the amnio. How are you and baby doing now?



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