Mbababy, I can't believe how insensitive the doc was That is horrible.... He is right though, most babies with RPUV are completely fine! However there is a small risk of cardiac, kidney or brain changes though, but these would have been picked up on the complete scan you have, other than mild heart changes which is likely why they want to see you again soon and monitor you closely. I'm sure it'll turn out to be nothing!!! During my first pregnancy, I also had an anomaly of the umbilical cord which in 1 out of 10 cases was associated with trisomy 18, so I know exactly how you feel right now
Thanks for the positive response, Junebug. I really appreciate it. My biggest concern right now is whether or not to have an amnio. The doctor said that the condition was not associated with chromosonal defects, but since I've been here and doing my own research, I've found info. on line to the contrary.
He asked me at the end of the appt. (when I was a blubbering idiot) whether or not I still wanted to opt out of the amnio. I asked him "Why would I opt for the amnio? Does this latest finding mean the baby is more at risk"? And he said "No...I'm just providing you with your options". It was weird. What was even more strange is that right before I left the appt., the receptionist shoved this paper in front of me and said "We need your signature here declining the amnio" and the form said something like "Even though you have been determined to be at increased risk...blah blah". I said to her "I'm at an increased risk now??? When did that happen?" and the doctor came over and said "No...you're still low risk...the form just says that...".
Normally I would have stayed and argued a bit more, but I was still upset and didn't feel like staying there in a room full of patients. I'm awaiting a call back from my ob...but still sitting here upset about the whole situation. Your post definitely did help though, Junebug. It certainly sounds like you've seen this diagnosis before, which makes me feel better for some reason.
Secondly, I am sorry that you have this worry now from what they've found. But please try not to worry, as Junebug says this sounds like all is usually fine. And at least they are going to be monitoring things for you and you are going to get to see your little guy regularly What a jerk that doctor was though Absolutely no need to speak to you like that
I have my scan at 9am on Friday - quite nervous, just hoping all is ok x
I am still baffled by the robotic response of some medical staff. He sounds like he has no bedside manner at all!! I would stay away from google if you can (easy for me to say I know!) I would let the professionals handle things, the fact that the condition is so normal must give you some relief. You are going to get another chance to see your little boy which is a bonus...Please keep us updated on what the OB says. You have a tough decision to make regarding the amnio - I think you need to follow your heart hun. X x
Definitely stay away from google as there is so much misinformation out there! And yes, i've seen this so far 3 times: moms did have amnios for reassurance, all good, and fetal echocardiograms, also all good
Congrats on team blue MbaBaby!! And big That Dr is so insensative! I'm sorry. It sounds like things will be fine, at least they have a great chance of being that way. Try concentrating on that and not on the 'what ifs'...I know, easier said than done.
Congrats on team blue mbababy, i was sure it would be a girl for some reason...I was wrong, lol.
What a dick that doctor was....hope you dont have to see him again! So glad we have junebug on this forum to shed light on things like this! Huge hugs chick!
Dorian - 7 and a half years was my gap between daughters 1 and 2....even though number 2 was a much wanted baby sometimes I struggled with the fact that there was such a huge age difference. Now they are 14 and 6 and its difficult some days but its well worth it!!
Thanks Kirst, I have a 6yr gap between child 2 and 3, they are great friends. So that is helpful. My oldest is 17, he is wondering if he and the new baby will be good friends, with such a large age gap. But I assure him that he just has to spend time with baby and play with him as he grows, and there shouldn't be any problems.
We are a close homeschooling family. So even with oldest going to be going off in the world and working/etc soon, he can still be close to the youngest, if he tries.
Congrats for team blue, mbababy! I’m so sorry you were upset about your babies condition. Hopefully everything will be fine. Doctors just don’t get it.
Nat0619, Good luck with your scan.
Dorian, My sister has a 16 year gap between her oldest son (17) and youngest daughter (1). They are so tight, he’s actually her favorite sibling. When she wakes up at night, he’s the one that puts her back to sleep.
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