High-Risk Pregnancy

Fluid in babys abdomen at 20 Week U/S

Hi.  We just got some terrifying news that there was fluid in the babys abdomen (isolated fetal ascites) at our routine 20 week ultrasound.  Everything seemed to be going so smoothly, finally after 2 recent miscarriages.  We are just distraught with fear.

Doc recommended an amnio to help determine the cause so we did that on Friday and are awaiting results and praying to rule out chromosomal abnormalities.  Then they are sending us to CHOP in philly for further testing (namely an MRI) on Thursday.  This is all so harrowing and I'm curious if anyone else has had this happen to them. Sad

Any advice is so appreciated. Prayers are of course always welcome too!  Thank you!!!!

Re: Fluid in babys abdomen at 20 Week U/S

  • I've no personal experience but I'm so sorry! Hopefully the amnio will yield more answers/information. From what I've heard, CHOP is a fantastic institution. Sending prayers your way, please keep us updated!
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  • Sorry, prayers are with you and little one.. Please keep us posted
  • Sending many positive thoughts and prayers your way.

  • I'm so sorry about your news. I don't have any advice on your particular situation, but I will say that CHOP is an amazing place and you can not only plan on finding more answers there, but you will find hope! We are going to our second visit to CHOP on Wednesday (Baby A has a heart defect). So far they have been amazing, I think you will find a similar experience there. Just from walking around we found that we are not alone, there are so many amazing kids and doctors there that have been through it all and it gave us so much hope for our little girls. Please keep us posted, we will be thinking of you and your little one!

    1.12 Started TTC • 10.12 M/C • 1.13 Conceived through IUI - Triplets • TTTS diagnosis and both Identical girls diagnosed with congenital heart defecs • 8.13 girls born at 31 weeks - Loss of our Baby girl "B" Addison • 10.13 L goes through open heart surgery for a complete repair of tetralogy of fallot and does great!


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  • Thank you everyone for the prayers and support! Wallace223 - that is good to hear about CHOP and I hope we find the same hope that you have there. I hope your little girl(s) are OK. Its all so terrifying to hear anything might be wrong with your baby. Having lost 2 already I am praying something can be done and that I have a little fighter in here. Thanks again and I hope to have better news by weeks end.
  • Hi. I'm so sorry for your news. We found out my baby has an issue also. We get an MRI Wednesday.
    I hope your babys issue is minor and easily treatable. Hugs.

    After 2 losses and secondary infertility our family is now complete!


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    Thank you everyone for the prayers and support! Wallace223 - that is good to hear about CHOP and I hope we find the same hope that you have there. I hope your little girl(s) are OK. Its all so terrifying to hear anything might be wrong with your baby. Having lost 2 already I am praying something can be done and that I have a little fighter in here. Thanks again and I hope to have better news by weeks end.

    We have lost two as well. One before this pregnancy, and then one of our triplets at 18 weeks this pregnancy, every step has been pretty terrifying, i totally agree. Please keep us posted on how things go, i will be thinking of you and your family! Maybe one day we will be at CHOP at the same time and we can say hello to one another : )

    1.12 Started TTC • 10.12 M/C • 1.13 Conceived through IUI - Triplets • TTTS diagnosis and both Identical girls diagnosed with congenital heart defecs • 8.13 girls born at 31 weeks - Loss of our Baby girl "B" Addison • 10.13 L goes through open heart surgery for a complete repair of tetralogy of fallot and does great!


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