They are having me come back for another U/S - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-20-2010, 12:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
earthmommy2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 532
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am 20 wks, and had my ultrasound yesterday. They said the kidneys, bladder everything looked very good and visible, but not the heart. They couldn't get a good eye on it...That has made me more nervous than I had been (very anxious this pregnancy.) Has anyone had this happen??

~Marla~
CoSleeping, BabyWearing, Breastfeeding, PT Cding

🐢🐢A new little turtle is about to join our crazy part of the ocean!!!🐢🐢
lactivist.gif
earthmommy2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-20-2010, 01:17 PM
 
Buzzer Beater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,176
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
earthmommy, this happens so often... it's probably no cause for worry, they just want to be sure. This happened to me when I had my first scan. The heart is difficult to visualize on u/s for some techs and they just want to be sure. My babe's heart is just fine, even when they first told me it maybe wasn't. When do you go for another?
Buzzer Beater is offline  
Old 01-20-2010, 01:37 PM
 
Tulafina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 947
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This happened with my 20 wk u/s too except they couldn't see his face properly. They just like to be sure and double check. I wouldn try not to be worried.
My Dr./MW ended up forgetting to schedule it again and I went without the follow-up u/s which was ok with me. I felt that he was fine. He was

Crunchy Mama to 3 boys bikenew.gif'06  and superhero.gif '08  h20homebirth.gif  and  moon.gif '10  uc.jpg

 

And a brand new baby  babygirl.gif born 4/12 uc.jpg

 

joy.gifOur family is now complete  chicken3.gif

Tulafina is offline  
Old 01-20-2010, 01:42 PM
 
mediumcrunch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 35 miles out of San Antonio
Posts: 490
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
of all the reasons they have women come back for second u/s, getting a better look at the heart is #1. according to my peri and pediatric cardiologist it is hard to get a good view of the heart until 26 weeks, which is when they schedule fetal echocardiograms.at 18-20 weeks the baby really needs to be in a perfect or close to perfect position to visualize all 4 chambers and the septums well not to mention other structures like the aortic arch, pulmonary vein etc...

Karen, homeschooling Catholic mom to 8. #9 due 6/10
mediumcrunch is offline  
Old 01-20-2010, 01:47 PM
 
tngirl11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 245
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This happened to me during my first pg with my twins. After several u/s they thought there was something wrong with my dd's heart, but it turned out to be perfect. Hope that all is well for you too.

Gayle, mom to Reagan and Ryan, 09/15/03, Cade, 12/08/05 and sweet Josiah, 05/23/10-07/16/10
tngirl11 is offline  
Old 01-20-2010, 01:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
earthmommy2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 532
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I go back on the 16th of Feb. I'm excited for another ultrasound but don't like the fear it gave me. Thank you all for settling me down a bit. Its hard when they say the heart looks good, then bring you back because they need to see the heart again...ummmm ok. I'm guessing the tech saw differently than the MD or the baby moved and made it hard. Keep ya informed

~Marla~
CoSleeping, BabyWearing, Breastfeeding, PT Cding

🐢🐢A new little turtle is about to join our crazy part of the ocean!!!🐢🐢
lactivist.gif
earthmommy2 is offline  
Old 01-20-2010, 02:20 PM
 
juleslane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 328
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This same thing happened to me twice with both of my first 2 pregnancies. I always had to come back for them to check on some vital organ, cause baby would not cooperate. No worries mama

: and 3 dd's (5, 4, 17 mos) and anticipating Michaela Skye (after my late daddy Michael.) May 26th 2010
juleslane is offline  
Old 01-20-2010, 03:35 PM
 
NicolleLynne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 545
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi Mama,

At my 20 week scan the perinatologist said my little girl's stomach bubble was very small. He told me not to worry but asked that I have a follow-up ultrasound a week later. I was worried too but the follow-up showed her stomach looking just fine.

Being a first-timer, all this is very new to me but I'm rapidly learning that ultrasound is not an exact science and our rapidly growing, moving kiddos don't always cooperate when it comes to getting good looks at their insides. I'm willing to bet your little one's heart is fine, they just need to catch him or her in a better position to see it. Please try not to worry. Best wishes!!!

Working mama to a wonderful baby girl. Married to a really sweet guy. Just trying to do my best.
     
NicolleLynne is offline  
Old 01-20-2010, 04:49 PM
 
pacificbliss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Neither here nor there
Posts: 1,376
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I am in exactly the asme boat. All looked fine but they good not get a good shot of the heart or palate and she would not budge. I go back early Feb. We can worry together...
pacificbliss is offline  
Old 01-20-2010, 09:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
earthmommy2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 532
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by pacificbliss View Post
I am in exactly the asme boat. All looked fine but they good not get a good shot of the heart or palate and she would not budge. I go back early Feb. We can worry together...
Sounds like a plan Pacifcbliss!!

~Marla~
CoSleeping, BabyWearing, Breastfeeding, PT Cding

🐢🐢A new little turtle is about to join our crazy part of the ocean!!!🐢🐢
lactivist.gif
earthmommy2 is offline  
Old 01-21-2010, 08:35 AM
 
CorasMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Standing on my head
Posts: 2,353
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
really, don't worry. They couldn't get a good look at my baby's heart, either, so they're going to look again in a few weeks. I figure, if they're even telling US not to worry, you really shouldn't!

scifi-convention runners Kate, DH Drew 11/07, DD Cora 12/97. We , ,
Welcome to baby Fiona with a giant omphalocele, 6/17/10!
CorasMama is offline  
Old 01-22-2010, 08:33 PM
 
Kathryn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,859
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We had the same issue at my ultrasound yesterday, so we'll go back in 4-6 weeks to check the heart out again. I'm not worried though, because I know the issue is the baby is just too small right now.

Mom to Dakota (6), Coy, (4), Max, (4), Lily (4), and Auri (June 19th 2010)!
Visit Lily's site at www.caringbridge.org/visit/lilymathis1
Kathryn is offline  
Old 01-24-2010, 05:45 AM
 
maranapanda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: San Fransisco Bay area, Northern California
Posts: 510
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
With my first they wanted a 2nd ultrasound to see her face more clearly. I was told not to worry that follow up ultrasounds are very routine. They just "need to rule out cleft pallet". So of course for two weeks I was obsessed with 'cleft pallet'. I cried and cried. My husband tried desperately to reassure me. Blah to worrying. She was fine, beautiful in fact.

With my sister's 4th she was told they couldn't find her babies right arm. She had to go to a specialist a few weeks later. My sister was told there was probably nothing to worry about. She tried to keep herself from worrying at the same time she read everything the internet offered on amniotic banding. Her follow up was clear, and her baby is perfectly healthy, fully intact.

When it comes down to it 'rational thinking' doesn't always go hand in hand with needing a follow up ultra sound. Give yourself lots of room to breath, relax, and if you need to worry a little bit. But remember that odds are on your side. In a few weeks you'll be able to see your precious little one again, and that is always a good thing!

Blessings to you and all other mamas that have to go through this!
maranapanda is online now  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off