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July 25th, 2013, 07:34 AM
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It's going to be okay.

My sister has lupus. She's 27 weeks. And she's doing okay. So is my nephew. As far as your complications, let me address them one by one.

Echogenic bowel - This simply means that there was a bright spot on the ultrasound. Sometimes this means there is a problems. Sometimes this means there isn't. Ultrasounds aren't a perfect science.

Heart calcifications - There is a wide range of severity of this. They can be relatively minor.

CMV - This is not fantastic news for your baby. However, do not give up hope. Here is what the CDC has to say about congenital CMV:

Most babies born with CMV (in other words, "congenital" CMV) never develop symptoms or disabilities. When babies do have symptoms, some can go away but others can be permanent.
Having a special needs baby: No one wants a child who has special needs. But I have enough friends with special needs children to know that they love their children and love being a parent to a special needs child. Yea, there are more doctors appointments. Yes, their children aren't the same as other children. You'll love your child just the same, and raising him/her will still be a joy.

Your husband- He is an *******. But it is better to find out now, before youre your baby is here. I know of a celebrity whose husband left her after their son was diagnosed with an autism-like disorder. Her son was 2. Two year olds will notice when a parent leaves.

I had two high risk pregnancies. I lost a baby to a freak situation. My next baby was desperately ill at birth and spent two weeks in the NICU. Things did not look good. Well that NICU baby, who the doctors didn't think was going to live is now 3 years old, sitting right next to me eating an apple and watching Sesame Street. He is perfectly healthy. You should prepare yourself to have a special needs baby. But you should also prepare yourself to learn that doctors are sometimes wrong.

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