Huhhhhhh...my midwife just called to tell me that my 2nd trimester us showed a single umbilical artery instead of the usual two. I am so worried. Even the least scary websites cite a 20% chance of birth defects, mainly related to the baby's heart. There's nothing anyone can do about it and I almost wish I didn't know. :-(
We are planning a home birth and the midwife says she's very willing to proceed as planned and I don't have to do anything if I don't want to. BUT, now that I know there might be something wrong, I really feel like I need to know if there is. If the baby has a defect that can be operated on right away, I really want to give birth in the bigger city with the pediatric hospital that's about 45 minutes from me. I don't want any emergency transports from home.
This sucks. I just want my baby to be healthy. I know the odds are good that there won't be a problem, but sheesh, I can't imagine worrying about this for 4 more months. Sigh.
Edited by Ruby2 - 3/7/12 at 3:25pm