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|Fri, 07-16-2010 - 5:23am|
so after my 3rd anatomy scan we were still unable to get a 4 chamber heart view. Since i was diagnosed early with gestational diabetes my OB gave me a script for a fetal echocardiogram to make sure the babys heart is working correctly but said it was up to me if i wanted to use it. Im very torn. in the beg. i took every chance i had to see this little person to reassure myself everything was ok for instance the down syndrome screen chances of a 24 yr old having a baby with downs isnt very high but hell it was another u/s to ease my mind. now however Im too the point that between u/s every month and non stress tests every week and OB appointments every 3 weeks and calling in my sugars to the high risk OB every week im finding this pregnancy to be a full time job... and am finding it hard to make a call to schedule yet another test.
However the nurse in me says i know im at an increased risk for heart defects due to the Gest. diabetes. there are many babies born with them who no one expected. and to make it worse someone i work with just found out their unborn grandchild has a severe abnormality and will need an infant heart transplant. Her daughter is only a few years older than me.
so ladies alas the end of my rant what side of my brain should i listen too?