Possible anencephaly

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Possible anencephaly

Postby Southerngirl419 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:00 am

My husband and I just found out our baby is a little boy!! But it seems the ultrasound tech saw some other stuff on the ultrasound and our dr referred us to a specialist. At the specialist he saw some fluid around the babies chest and its causing his heart to be more pushed to the middle. They also looked at the back of his neck, they were concerned bc they said he had a thicker neck area, which could mean downs possibly. But bc of where the baby was located they were having a very hard time finding a complete circle for his skull, and he is concerned that it could be anencephany, I had never heard of this word before but once he explained to me that it means your babies skull isn't all the way formed and that thick neck could really mean his brain is growing outside of his skull I lost it. He explained to me this is fatal and wanted to do an amino to find out more. We had the amino on Tuesday morning and are hoping to start getting some of the results in today, the most important testing the skull issue will come in about 7 days.

We are absolutely heart broken and pray these test come back with good news. my amino fluid was clear with a slight yellow tent, which the dr said was good. I have read that if a baby does have anencephaly then it's fairly obvious by the amino color, but I can't seem to find what that color is, does anyone know anything more about this??
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Re: Possible anencephaly

Postby tdarrow » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:35 am

hey,

I posted on your other thread about this too but I wanted to say again that I'm thinking of you and praying that your baby is happy and healthy and you get the answers you need very soon. I can only imagine the worry and pain you are going through. Try to stay positive. Please keep us posted.God Bless!!
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Re: Possible anencephaly

Postby mrobyn22 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:24 am

I've tried to find some information online about the color of amniotic fluid and what it could mean. So far the only thing I've been able to find is:

Green-tinged indicates that meconium, the fetus's first stool, has been released.
Yellow to amber may indicate bilirubin in the fluid.
Red-tinged indicates blood from the mother or the fetus.

Normal amniotic fluid is supposed to be clear or tinted yellow. I'm praying for some good results!
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Re: Possible anencephaly

Postby Southerngirl419 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:07 pm

Thanks y'all, we got the fish results back, all negative. Thankful for the good news! Still waiting on the skull and spine results to come in hopefully early next week. Just praying there is no brain matter in the fluid!
Andrea (Me): 28 PCOS, IC
Husband: 27 Normal

TTC since Jan 2013 ALL BFN on Clomid
TAC Surgery April 10 2014-TAC placed
May 5 2014 HSG- Tubes Clear
May 2014 menopur 75/150. 1 follie 22x20 Trigger May 9. Progesterone suppositories after cd21
May 23 2014. :bfp: 12DPO beta 37.1 15DPO beta 143
7 week 2 day :hb: 142 9 week 4 day :hb: 188 13 weeks 4 days :hb: 143
Gender Scan Aug 18th ITS A :future baby boy:

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Re: Possible anencephaly

Postby sunmaid » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:57 am

Whay a terrible thing to go through! I pray you have good news ans that it wasnt a good ultrasound. I cant umagine what you are going through. I am praying for stength during rhis time for you. Please keep everyone updated.
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Re: Possible anencephaly

Postby tryingnumber3 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:28 pm

Any updates? I'm wondering what happened.
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