View Full Version : Two-vessel cord discovery
06-24-2008, 04:51 PM
I am 18 weeks along with my first child. I recently went to my first ultrasound and found out that I am having a girl (yay!), but that I also have a two-vessel cord (opposite of yay). I was really surprised because I am 22 years old and I have only heard of older mothers getting these. I have another ultrasound and a counseling appointment scheduled and am very scared of what I could find out. Has this happened to anyone else? If so, how you did you deal with the scary facts that are associated with SUA? Any info or advice would be appreciated!
07-07-2008, 11:46 AM
I had more ultrasounds and then had an aminio. test and found out my baby has Turner's Syndrome. It also appears that there is a cyst in her brain. I have another ultrasound and genetics counseling meeting tomorrow and then an appointment with my normal OB/GYN on Wednesday. 95% of babies with Turner's syndrome do not survive pregnancy and the cyst in her brain may impair brain development. At least she'll never experience hate or pain in her short little life.
07-07-2008, 12:43 PM
I'm wondering where you got your information on Turner's Syndrome? Because everything that I have read on it says nothing about 95% of the babies not surviving pregnancy. And I have heard of cases where a parent was told that their baby had a tumor or cyst in or on their brain while in utero, but it was re-absorbed by the body before birth or was easily removed through surgery after delivery. Take heart. Don't let yourself fall into the pit of it's going to be horrible and my baby won't survive. Don't give up on your pregnancy or your child. Speak with doctors and really learn what your options are and all the possible good and bad outcomes. Good luck
This is the easiest to understand website that I've found related to Turner's Syndrome.
07-07-2008, 08:37 PM
Thank you for your strong and kind words, twiceblessed. However, my 95% stat was given by my genetic counselor. I am going back to my high-risk OB/GYN doctor and the genetic counselor tomorrow and I'm sure I will have more information after speaking with them. I've done some research via internet and found that several other stats give a 98% chance of the baby not surviving pregnancy. It takes some deep digging to find any information about pregnancy with a child with Turner's syndrome, but it is there and it is rather grim. I really appreciate your concern, twiceblessed, and I will find out all options.
07-07-2008, 10:19 PM
I will keep you in my prayers hon. If you feel up to it please keep us posted. And if there is anything that I can do please don't hesitate to let me know. ((hugs))
07-10-2008, 01:25 AM
So sorry, Sunny. It sounds like you are facing a really rough reality, but you are doing it clear headed and with your eyes wide open.
1st Time Mom - Again
07-24-2008, 03:42 PM
My prayers are with you.
11-05-2008, 10:24 AM
I just wanted to thank everyone for their kind words and support. We found out the my daughter not only had Turner's syndrome but the Dandy Walker cyst in her brain was actually a cavity where the brain did not develop. After speaking with several high-risk OB/GYN doctors and having many ultrasounds with specialists, we decided to terminate the pregnancy in July. I never thought I would have to do this and we wanted her so much. But our decision was confirmed, when one of our doctors almost broke down in front of us and told that last time she saw an ultrasound like this the child was born and couldn't function on his own. He tried to smile, but couldn't talk, walk, or do much of anything. However, the Dandy Walker cyst is not hereditary and the same couple that had that child found out that day that they were having a healthy child. We will have our family one day, most likely through natural birth and adoption. We will always miss our daughter, but I know she is in a better place. Thank you to everyone and I will be back on the forums next time we try to start a family.
11-05-2008, 10:58 AM
I am so sorry for your loss, and I wish you all the best in life. Don't lose hope. I will keep you in my prayers.
11-05-2008, 11:21 AM
I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. I wish you and your husband all the best in the future to come. Take heart that this is not hereditary and that your future still looks bright with beautiful, healthy children! Take care!
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