Referral to fetal echocardiogram after anatomy scan

posted 2 weeks ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
8729 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

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
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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
2390 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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 # 7
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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!

sunflowerw12 :  

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