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Old Apr 21st, 2017, 22:41 PM   31
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From what I have been reading, there is still a good chance that your baby will be completely healthy! It sounds like the tests you took was just a screen, correct? And not diagnostic?



 
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Old Apr 21st, 2017, 22:42 PM   32
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This link looked encouraging! Full of success stories!

https://www.babycenter.com/400_abnor...1447319_229.bc



 
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Old Apr 21st, 2017, 22:56 PM   33
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I hope margeandmom is right and it's just a screen. My fingers are crossed for you hun



 
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Old Apr 23rd, 2017, 00:56 AM   34
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I've got everything crossed for you hun



 
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Old Apr 23rd, 2017, 12:09 PM   35
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Thank you all. The nurse did not tell me the name of the blood draw I had or my odds but I have been doing a lot of reading online and have seen so many women in the same position whose babies were perfectly healthy as well as many women who turn down these blood draws due to results that would scare them when there more than likely was not a problem. Me and my husband are staying positive and have told ourselves everything will be fine with the baby and we will possibly get to find out the gender sooner than expected. Either way though we love this baby with all our hearts. Problems or not we will remain strong and do everything we can to take care of our little angel. Thank you all for the well wishes. I will update when I know something. I am guessing they will call tomorrow to set up my appointment which I am hoping will be within the week. My husband had an accident cutting a tree and a pretty large branch fell and hit his back. He is having a hard time walking and is in quite a bit of pain. Though nothing was broken or fractured he is pretty swollen on the sides of his spine. I am hoping by my appointment he will be well enough to accompany me.



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Old Apr 23rd, 2017, 12:30 PM   36
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I got to hear the heartbeat again last week. Dr. said it sounded girly. I also had a blood draw to check for any possible problems/defects. I received a call this morning telling me that my results came back abnormal for neural tube defects They said I will receive a call in a few days to schedule me an appointment with a specialist to check everything. I am currently 16 weeks and I can't stop crying. I am so worried. Me and my husband have wanted a child for so long. We have been so excited. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
They can be quite inaccurate, please don't worry, they get it wrong a lot!



 
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Old May 4th, 2017, 17:17 PM   37
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I had my appointment today and found out we are having a boy. We also received some upsetting news. A few problems were found. One leg was measuring longer than the other and the doctors said it could be possible clubfoot. The baby was also missing 3 fingers one hand. A heart defect was also detected as well as some fluid around the brain. They are not sure what kind of heart defect. They drew blood for more testing and I am to go back for another us in 4 weeks. The Dr. said here in my state i am too far along for an abortion but I can go to another state to do so. He said he had to mention the option. I told him none of the problems sound life threatening and that was not an option for me. We love this little guy so much no matter what. A few missing fingers and possible limp will not change that. I also have a nephew who was born with a heart defect and fluid around his brain. He is doing great though he does require a surgery every now and then. I guess we will just have to stay positive and wait for more results and figure out where to go from there with any surgeries that may be needed. I have been doing some reading online and found an article about VACTERL with hydrocephalus. My brother did confirm to me this is what my nephew had. He had the heart defect and fluid around his brain as well as a missing urethral opening at the end of his boy parts. The missing urethral opening was in the article I read as being one of the defects caused by the hydrocephalus. There are many defects caused by it and it differs by child. Limb abnormalities were listed as defects caused by it as well. I am guessing my little guy has the same thing as my nephew only with different defects caused by it. I am only 18 weeks and worried that more defects could show up by the time he arrives. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.



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Old May 8th, 2017, 15:19 PM   38
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Massive congratulation on having a boy!! So sorry your having to go through this, stay strong!. You're one brave mama and your little boy is one lucky boy to have you for his mummy!. I wish you all the luck in the world hunny xx



 
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Old May 8th, 2017, 15:53 PM   39
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I'm so sorry to hear that you are having to deal with these issues! But you truly are a wonderful mom and your son is so blessed to have someone like you, who loves him despite possible defects keeping you in my prayers hon.



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2017, 14:30 PM   40
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Received devastating news today. Our baby boy had no heartbeat. I would be 22 weeks 1 day today. The doctor thinks it may have happened within the last 10 days and could have been due to his heart defect. Me and my husband are trying to stay as positive as we can. It is very heartbreaking but I want to think that he is in a better place and maybe god took him so he did not have to suffer. We are not sure at this point if we want to try again. If we do decide to later down the road (I want to wait a while) the doctor mentioned a chromosome test which me and my husband want to take to rule out any problems between the two of us. I am currently waiting to get an appointment to be induced into labor to deliver our little angel. Thank you ladies for all the support and best wishes to all you mommies and mommies to be.



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