Help - Prayers Needed- heart defect

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Registered: 10-29-2006
Help - Prayers Needed- heart defect
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Sat, 05-16-2009 - 10:28pm

Went to the high risk ob for the sonogram on Friday. The doctor said their is a possible heart defect and is sending me to a cardiologist to verify. I hate doctors. They want me to do an Amnio at 22 weeks on Tuesday I'm so bummed out right. i hate it because they sent me to a gentics counselor and actually talked about terminating the pregnancy. My personal faith doesn't allow for termination but I'm so bummed right now.

i hate taking the time off work for another doctor's appointment, I'm afraid i'm going to get fired. I'm just so stressed right now, I don't know what to do.

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Registered: 09-08-2008
Sat, 05-16-2009 - 10:48pm
I will pray for you and your baby.
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Registered: 05-31-2004
Sun, 05-17-2009 - 2:08am
I am so sorry, that is so difficult. I don't understand why they are always so quick to offer termination when things are exactly perfect, I find that so frustrating. Why do they want to do an amnio? If you want to do it then go ahead, but if you aren't sure, don't let them pressure you. I will pray for you, I know it must be a hard time. ((((Hugs))))

Michelle


Loving Mom to three

Michelle


Loving Mom to three rambunctious 

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Registered: 03-05-2008
Sun, 05-17-2009 - 8:15am

Hello.

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Registered: 02-04-2008
Sun, 05-17-2009 - 11:41am

Hey Girl, I am right there with ya!!


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Registered: 04-21-2008
Mon, 05-18-2009 - 12:49pm

Big ((HUGS))!

You might visit our Heart Defects board for some advice, incite and support. It's a wonderful group of women- http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-ppheartdfcts

I wish you lots of luck with the amnio.

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Registered: 10-29-2006
Tue, 05-19-2009 - 9:16am
I'm having the amnio this afternoon. I am ready to have the test results back and see exactly what we're dealing. We do have a heart defect called Tetrology of Fallot which is treatable. Of course, heart defects increase as you get holder are higher in down syndrome babies. so, I'm really anxious to get those test results. Our heart cardiologist said we definately did not have to "terminate". Sometimes, I really hate doctors.
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Registered: 10-25-2008
Sat, 05-23-2009 - 8:53am

I just wanted to say that I totally understand your frustrations.

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Registered: 05-28-2009
Thu, 05-28-2009 - 1:35am
Hi kittydog. I am so sorry to hear about the possible heart defect. I hate doctors too. I am choosing NO genetic testing. Your body is just that - YOUR body! If you do not want the amino don't do it; they can't force you. If you have a strong faith stand on it! Trust God to take care of the baby & you no matter what. Don't let the doctors put unnecessary stress on you. Be strong & take a stand for what you know is right. Find your strength in your faith & God.