Need reassurance please! Does this look like cleft lip or normal?

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  1. ex0tica

    ex0tica Well-Known Member

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    I had my 19 week scan 6 days ago, I was told by the tech (even though they dont usually say, but she was very sweet) and the doctor that there are No problems with my little baby girl, and all is well.

    Ive been look at the pix for days. Whats really been bugging me is on the ultrasound, There are shadowy parts (somewhat) On the pics of the lip. But being the over anxious person i am, Im affraid they missed something (which happens). I was up at 5 am examining them today and i realized i finally need some opinions. They got a few really shots, of the side, the top and the directs area of the lip and nose.

    In this first picture, the white area where the arrow is pointing looks like the area of skin between the upper lip and nose where a cleft would be, and the dark part (that look like lips) are her lips. Now her upper lip looks really shadowy on both sides of the top, and go upwards into the skin. It looks like on the left side there is a little "tick" or line in the shadow. If you copy and paste the links it will show. It wont allow me to post the whole url.

    i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i427/babygirll5/page0003.jpg

    Heres her side
    i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i427/babygirll5/page0002.jpg

    Top view of skull
    i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i427/babygirll5/IMG_0266.jpg

    if I can get as many answers as I can it would me out help alot. Does my baby look ok? Is there sign of cleft lip? or are they normal. Thanks so much all.
     
  2. jenniferttc1

    jenniferttc1 mommy of 1 baking #2

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    I'm not very experienced with cleft lip, but she looks healthy to me.
     
  3. littlecupcake

    littlecupcake Well-Known Member

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    To me I think they look fine. I know when I had my scan at 19 + 5 she looked very closely for signs of cleft lip with LO making it difficult having it's hands in the way, so she zoomed in and got a tongue stuck out at her instead. If they had any doubts i'm sure they would have said but understand why you might worry as they can always miss things. Look perfect to me though :) x
     
  4. lalitas charm

    lalitas charm Mummy to Bethan & Piplet

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    She looks perfect to me, they would have told you if they had seen any problems like that. There are always areas on a scan which look a bit unclear as they wriggle and jiggle so much, perhaps the tech got the image in mid wriggle.

    Try not to worry and just enjoy her wriggles without worrying :)
     
  5. Onemoretime5

    Onemoretime5 Mother of 6 and loving it

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    They would have told you if there was something wrong, these pics never look right you cannot tell whats going on in the pics thats why the have techs that go to school to learn how to make sense of all the confusion, Im sure your baby is fine, enjoy your pregnancy and dont stress :)
     
  6. sparkle83

    sparkle83 XLTTC: 10 yrs & counting!

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    they do check throughly for cleft lip, I have to go back for a rescan because they couldnt see his face enough to rule it out. 60-75% of cases are found at 20wk u/s. For the majority of cases, it is very easy to fix, so even on the off chance, it's not a huge issue. It's about 1 in 700 babies who have it, so the chance is tiny. It all looks fine to me, and they would have said if there were any concerns.
     
  7. VintageEnvy

    VintageEnvy Well-Known Member

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    I don't see even a hint of a cleft lip. Cleft lips are pretty obvious and they more then likely would've been able to pic it up with that lip shot, those lips look completely perfect to me.
     
  8. xAmiixLouisex

    xAmiixLouisex Mommy! <3

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    They are usually pretty good with spotting cleft lip, they told my mom at her 20 week scan. I think everything looks fine. :)
     
  9. DollPosse

    DollPosse Well-Known Member

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    These are things thta if they saw they would tell you for sure.
     
  10. amygwen

    amygwen Mom to Kenny & Gwendoline

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    Hello :hugs:

    My son was born w/ a cleft lip & I found out at my 20 week ultrasound that he would have a cleft when he was born. It is VERY obvious. Your ultrasound technician would've noticed it had your LO had a cleft lip. Also - from the ultrasound photos you've attached I see nothing at all that would look like a cleft, especially in the first photo that shows you the mouth and nose, there is no line that shows a cleft lip whatsoever.

    Here is an ultrasound picture I have, it's a lot like the first one you shared of your LO, but you can clearly see the line where my LO has his cleft:
    https://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/27080_1392089843159_1259542930_1108906_360375_n.jpg

    Don't worry about it though, you will be fine :hugs:
     

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