Hi hun you know, like Sherri I too had soft markers seen with my first born who is now 3. Like Sherri my son had a choroid plexus cyst in the brain and a very strong marker of an enlarged ventricles which indicates hydrocephalus. He is a perfectly healthy three year old. Have faith hun- everyday women go through this hardships and most thentime everything is okay.
Just stay strong And I am here to talk!
Ok so here is where I am at, I am updating in hopes that it will help someone else on this journey one day. I met with the high risk ob today who is also a genetic counsellor. He was not impressed with the ultrasound quality so I will have another one on the 31st where I should get more answers. He said that most "normal babies have some type of echogenicity that shows up on ultrasound so not to worry to much. It matters what else is going on as well. For me, my baby is measuring a couple weeks behind so that would e the concern for now. He will give me another ultrasound next week (3 weeks from other ultrasound) to see how the growth of baby is progressing. He will also then get a better look at the bowels to see if there is any obstructions. He made me feel very good, he settle my nerves and assured me that I would be followed to make sure baby is ok. So for now I just have to trust that things are going to be ok until I get the next scan then i'll go from there.
They may say it cannot be performed until 24 weeks (I have heard this before), but be strong and saying you were expecting them to say that and so have done research and a doppler scan is reliable from 16 to 18 weeks gestation.
I am okay, thank you. How are you? Good luck tomorrow sweetie.
Hi Lovelost I'm going through the same thing as well. I had problems with the first 20 week scan which they sent me an appointment for when I was 19 weeks - they sent me away saying they couldn't see the bowel or heart chambers and I went back last week when I was 20+4 but they still couldn't see what they needed so we went back today and I've been told the baby has echogenic bowels and that there is a risk of downs, cystic fibrosis or viruses which could cause it. My husband and I have had blood tests for CF and me for the viruses but have declined the amnio as it wont make any difference to us if our baby is downs so why have the test! I'm very scared as this is my first (and only) baby at 42 and really dont want to spend the next 5 months worrying. Have tried googling it but keep making things worse by reading stuff. The only good thing is the consultant and mw both said there were no other indications of any problems and that everything else seemed ok which usually means this is something which shows up on an anomaly scan but is not an indication of a problem. I've read other stories where people have had scans and there are other things wrong as well as the echogenic bowel but this isn't the case with my baby - has anyone else had this sort of worry?? Paula
Hey Paula you case sounds much like mine, I wish I had more answers the only thing I can do is update you as I get more info. DONT google it's the worse thing and makes you feel terrible, and the added anxiety isn't good for you or baby. I have talked to several women now that have had the same issue and all their babies are happy and healthy so let go with that for now. We also declined the amnio because it makes no difference to us. I work with children who have special needs for a living and they are beautiful gifts in their own way.
Tasha- I am good besides the anxiety this has been causing me, but I am trying to stay positive, its hard after so much loss. I know you understand that more than anyone. Are you ttc again?
Thanks - my husband keeps telling me to stay positive and not to worry as its harmful to the baby as well so I am trying - we have another scan in 2 weeks time but my measurements are all on target and everything else came back as normal so fingers crossed and will keep you updated on here x
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