Post # 1
I’m not really sure what I’m looking for with this post. I just had my anatomy scan today at 18 weeks and the Dr said there was a very slight discrepancy in the size of the aortic and pulmonary valves. I guess one is supposed to be larger than the other but on our baby the opposite was the case in some of the photos. So the discrepancy was not showing at all angles. TBH I don’t really understand and was in shock so didn’t ask as many questions as I should have. He kinda of acted like ehh it’s probably nothing but you should get follow up testing to be sure. He referred us to get an echocardiogram, but I have to wait FOUR weeks as it’s better to wait until baby is more developed.
I know there is literally nothing I can do but wait until we can get the echo and the results, but the next four weeks are going to be tough. Anyone experience anything similar? how did you not go crazy waiting for results? On the bright side we’re having a little boy and everything else looks great! Trying to focus on all the positives, like our little girl getting a baby brother and how lucky we are to have access to great healthcare and an awesome children’s hospital if the need arises.
Post # 2
sunflowerw12 : I am so sorry you are going through this and you have to wait. I am 19 weeks pregnant and I KNOW how long each week feels. I really hope that everything checks out ok. Congratulations on your little boy!
Post # 3
I went through something similar not too long ago.. I had my anatomy scan at 20 weeks, but kept having to go back because this baby did not want to show his face/heart, so when we finally got a good look at his heart around 24 weeks, the dr saw what he thought was a gap between left and right ventricles to which he said if it doesn’t close up on it’s own, my child is at higher risk of having down syndrome and other wonderful issues. He referred us to get a echocardiogram and about 2 hours of the tech looking at the heart without saying a word, we finally got confirmation that everything is normal with his heart.
Best pieace of advice i have for you, stay off of google! it will only cause you more stress. If your dr didn’t seem concerned, then try not to be and I’m sure everything will turn out fine 🙂 Better to get extra testing now, then to be surprised once baby is born that there are issues.
Post # 4
Hi, something somewhat similar happened to me. At our 20 week anatomy scan, our baby presented with a heart issue and we were sent to another doctor for an echo. It wasn’t exactly the same scenario, but I do understand what you are going through. It’s the worst feeling to go to such an exciting appointment (to have a sonogram to find out the gender) and get potentially scary news and then have to wait for a different appointment to figure out what may be going on. So, I feel for you and am so sorry that you are going through this!! You seem to have a good outlook on the situation. I wish you the best. Try not to worry!! Try to trust the doctors and do not look to google to see what could go wrong.
hugs and love your way, bee. It will be ok! It’s a blessing to have good medical care and to have possibly caught whatever could be wrong now rather than later, even if it is super nerve wracking now.
Post # 5
I’m sorry, it’s awful to have anything besides perfect news at an anatomy scan. Hopefully the echo shows that everything is fine. And even if not…. This hasn’t happened to me, but I know several people whose kiddos have had to have open-heart surgery as newborns, and they are all doing super well and are healthy little babies/kids. Modern medicine is a wonder. Nonetheless, it’s a super scary possibility of course. Hugs!
Post # 6
Mrs_Beer : Thank you that means a lot!
mysterygal101 : Thank you for sharing your story. I’m so glad to hear everything looks great with your little one! But the waiting and not knowing is torture. you are so right about Google, I went down that black hole last night and I’m just staying off it until my appointment.
mrsknc : Thank you!! I hope everything worked out for you and your and baby. It really takes you by surprise, but I’m trying my best not to jump to conclusions until we know more.
KittyYogi : I keep telling myself that too. DH’s cousin’s baby was born with pretty severe heart defects and after some stressful surgies and great medical care he’s a thriving, active 7 year old. Modern medicine is truly amazing.
Post # 7
you got this! Best of of luck to you, I hope everything turns out ok for you and your baby.
Thank you! My baby is pretty much ok. She is on medication to manage her heart, but her particular problem usually resolves itself at birth or within the first year of life. If that doesn’t turn out to be the case for her, there is a procedure to correct it at about a year. The doctor doesn’t seem at all worried. We just need to monitor her for now. She will be one month old next week…I am so proud of my little trooper!