Just a little nervous

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Just a little nervous
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Thu, 08-12-2010 - 8:40pm

So I have not really talked about it much, because the less I think about it the better. I had a first trimester screening done at about 12weeks, I will be 16 weeks on Friday. i just wanted it done for the ultrasound pictures. The ultrasound found that Nicholas had a very large bladder. But my OBGYN did not seem to concerned. She said that it is something that may clear up on its own. Then the blood test came back saying that I have an increased rick of Down syndrome. It's scary because I am only 25, will be 26 in a couple of days, with no history of DS in either side. So my OBGYN sent me to a Maternal Fetal Medicine doctor. The appointment went okay, it looked like the bladder went down. But there is a little fluid near Nicholas's kidneys. The doctor said it could be a weak indicator of DS. I need to go back in 4 weeks to see if the bladder went down. There is a little blockage that may clear itself.

I told the doctor we have a appointment on Monday Aug 16 with a Genetic Counselor. To talk about the results, and have a possible amniocentesis. I do not think that I am will to risk the babies lives for a simple test, but it does not hurt to talk to the doctor about it. DH is not happy, but I have to act like everything is okay because the babies do not need any stress, they are working hard enough.

Sorry for the long post, but thanks for listening.

Carrie


TTC since August 2008. Unknown infertility


IUI w/ Clomid #1 September 2009 , BFP with twins in October, miscarriage at 8 weeks 1 day and 8 weeks 3 days


IUI w/ Clomid #2 February 2010, no luck there.


IUI w/ Clomid #3 March 2010, BFN


IUI w/ Clomid #4 April 2010,BFP chemical pregnancy.


IUI w/ Injectables #1 May 2010, BFP with twins and very good beat numbers. Heart beats in the 160's


Due date 1/28/2011.

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Registered: 07-21-2010
Thu, 08-12-2010 - 8:57pm
Oh Carrie I am so sorry to hear the news was not what you had hoped. Fingers crossed it is just a scare and everything turns out ok.

Dixie


"Even miracles take a little time." ~ Fairy Godmother: Cinderella


M/C November 2009


Metformin December 2009


Clomid #1 50mg April 2010 = no O :-(


Clomid #2 100mg May 2010 = BFN


Clomid #3 150mg July 2010 = BFN


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Dixie


"Even miracles take a little time." ~ Fairy Godmother: Cinderella


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Fri, 08-13-2010 - 9:34am

Carrie,


I'm sure you must be nervous after hearing that. I guess until you know for sure you can just try to look at the positive. Nicholas' bladder went down & the doctor said it was a weak marker, not a strong one.


I will say a prayer that these findings are wrong, as they sometimes can be.


When I was PG for my son I had the quad screening BW done & it came back saying that there was a good chance that my son had trisomy 13. I researched it online (which I probably shouldn't have) and I found out that most children with T13 don't live past their 1st birthday. I was a wreck. My OB sent me in for

Pregnancy%20ticker
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Fri, 08-13-2010 - 3:58pm
Thanks so much. I need all the fingers crossed I can get.

Carrie


TTC since August 2008. Unknown infertility


IUI w/ Clomid #1 September 2009 , BFP with twins in October, miscarriage at 8 weeks 1 day and 8 weeks 3 days


IUI w/ Clomid #2 February 2010, no luck there.


IUI w/ Clomid #3 March 2010, BFN


IUI w/ Clomid #4 April 2010,BFP chemical pregnancy.


IUI w/ Injectables #1 May 2010, BFP with twins and very good beat numbers. Heart beats in the 160's


Due date 1/28/2011.

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Registered: 02-11-2008
Fri, 08-13-2010 - 8:53pm
Carrie, I'm sorry you have all of this extra stress.

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Sat, 08-14-2010 - 8:35am
Thank you for the support. I think the doc mentioned Trisomy 13, as a worse case possibility. You know docs they have to tell you everything. Thanks for the hugs.

Carrie


TTC since August 2008. Unknown infertility


IUI w/ Clomid #1 September 2009 , BFP with twins in October, miscarriage at 8 weeks 1 day and 8 weeks 3 days


IUI w/ Clomid #2 February 2010, no luck there.


IUI w/ Clomid #3 March 2010, BFN


IUI w/ Clomid #4 April 2010,BFP chemical pregnancy.


IUI w/ Injectables #1 May 2010, BFP with twins and very good beat numbers. Heart beats in the 160's


Due date 1/28/2011.

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Sat, 08-14-2010 - 8:37am
Thanks for the fingers crossed. I am a little nervous for the genetic counselor appointment on Monday. Thanks for all of the support.

Carrie


TTC since August 2008. Unknown infertility


IUI w/ Clomid #1 September 2009 , BFP with twins in October, miscarriage at 8 weeks 1 day and 8 weeks 3 days


IUI w/ Clomid #2 February 2010, no luck there.


IUI w/ Clomid #3 March 2010, BFN


IUI w/ Clomid #4 April 2010,BFP chemical pregnancy.


IUI w/ Injectables #1 May 2010, BFP with twins and very good beat numbers. Heart beats in the 160's


Due date 1/28/2011.

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Registered: 01-31-2008
Sat, 08-14-2010 - 11:29am
Carrie, I'm sorry you are going through this! I can see your hesitance in doing an amnio. Hopefully the genetic counselor will be able to shed some light on your real risk. P&PT's!
Kelly






Kelly


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Registered: 01-23-2006
Mon, 08-16-2010 - 9:05am

Carrie,


I hope that everything goes well at the appointment with the genetics counselor today.


Best of luck:)


Nat

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Mon, 08-16-2010 - 3:10pm

Thanks. I just got home and the appointment went well.

I also went there for Nicholas's "larger bladder". But in the doctors report he stated it was measuring on the large side of the normal range. It just looked large to the eye. She also said that the number could be off due to the fact that I am carrying twins.

Carrie


TTC since August 2008. Unknown infertility


IUI w/ Clomid #1 September 2009 , BFP with twins in October, miscarriage at 8 weeks 1 day and 8 weeks 3 days


IUI w/ Clomid #2 February 2010, no luck there.


IUI w/ Clomid #3 March 2010, BFN


IUI w/ Clomid #4 April 2010,BFP chemical pregnancy.


IUI w/ Injectables #1 May 2010, BFP with twins and very good beat numbers. Heart beats in the 160's


Due date 1/28/2011.

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Mon, 08-16-2010 - 5:07pm
(((HUGS))) Carrie.

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