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November 18th, 2013, 08:55 PM
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I am 38 and 12 weeks pregnant. I had an ultrasound today that showed that the baby's neck is too large (6.4 mm), chin is too small, with a possible heart defect. I had a CVS performed right after the ultrasound and am waiting for the test results. My cell-free DNA test came back normal (no Down Syndrome, etc.), so the doctor thinks that the baby may have some rarer syndrome. I'm just reaching out to see if anyone out there had abnormal findings on their ultrasounds, which later resolved? Anyone have a story of having a scary ultrasound but ended up delivering a normal baby?

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November 18th, 2013, 09:53 PM
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I have a friend who had an ultrasound and was told her child had abnormalities that would effect him his whole life (sorry, can't remember what the diagnosis was!). Anyway, she spent the rest of her pregnancy worried and anticipating this "issue" - when he was born there wasn't a single thing wrong with him. He is now 13 and still there is no sign of the "abnormalities" they told her he would have.

Ultrasounds are not as reliable as people have been led to believe. Do some research on it (from reliable sources) and you will find a ton of studies showing the problems that ultrasounds can cause - from misdiagnosis to just plain causing stress to the mother.

Congratulations on your Pregnancy!!
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November 19th, 2013, 07:22 AM
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I haven't myself, but have known people who had 'abnormal' u/s and went on to have perfectly happy, normal babies.
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When I was about 18 weeks with my son the u/s tech found a "bright spot" on his heart which is a marker for down syndrome. He was born perfectly healthy and now I tell people that that was his way of showing us his inner spark!
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