Thank you for your prayers!!! God is good! The heart looks great and all appears well!
5/25/12 12:15 P
Have you had the follow-up scan yet? I'm still praying for you and your LO.
5/3/12 8:54 P
Well, I'll give you some good news. I think...
WHen I went for the anatomy scan at 20 weeks, they couldn't get a picture of all 4 chambers due to baby's position. Went back a week later and same thing. I debated about whether to go in again or not, because with my insurance, each ultrasound was costing $80. I ended up getting a break on the cost later in the pregnancy, so opted to go again and everything was fine.
I think that there's two things they could be saying -- that there's literally not 4 chambers, which would be a bad thing, or that they can't see all 4 chambers due to position. It sounds to me like your situation is the latter. I'd call the doc to check what they meant.
5/3/12 1:53 P
Thanks for your honesty! I some with a friend from HS yesterday because her sisters son was born w/ a heart defect. His left ventricle never developed and he had to have a heart transplant. Hoping it is nothing but will take it one day at a time if it is....
5/2/12 5:02 P
I don't want to sound bad, but if they weren't all there, wouldn't the baby have miscarried? I know heart defects are a big reason for most miscarriages. You seem far enough along that that issue is not something to worry about. If the doctor was worried, I believe they would have stayed and kept trying for a better position. Like having you walk around for a while then trying again. I would try to stay relaxed about it, since there isn't much you can do. Try to be as stress free as you can for the baby. :)
We are very excited about adding onto our family.
5/2/12 4:38 P
So at my 18 week ultrasound they couldn't see four chambers in baby's heart, Dr. Said it was probably because he was still too young. Today at 25 weeks they still couldn't see 4 chambers and Dr. Said it was probably the position of baby... Has anyone else ever had this experience??? I keep telling myself not to worry but it's a little hard. Another ultrasound in three weeks to check again. I have had two friends whose babies had heart defects that they picked up in the ultrasounds and I am wondering if there is something more going on. Both of those babies were born one had to have a heart transplant and didn't make it. The other will have permanent issues. I know I have no control over it either way, it's probably the wondering that is bothering me more than anything. I'll love the baby no matter what!!
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