Had my 20 week ultrasound today. After being happy just to see a live, active baby the MFM doc told me the heart didn't look good. My primary OB doesn't have ultrasound in the office so I went to the hospital they referred me to.
He told me the artery and vein from the heart looked like it might be a single vessel. That along with the baby measuring 2 weeks smaller than gestational age makes him think there is a chromosomal abnormality. As the pregnancy was dated with a very early ultrasound it's unlikely that the due date is off.
We will be seeing a pediatric cardiologist on Tuesday who can say how bad the defect may be, if there truly is a major problem or if the development is abnormal. I am not sure, I can barely remember what the coordinating nurse was telling me.
After that we will decide if we want an amnio or to do the panorama genetic test. I wish that it (genetic screening) was covered for everyone, then I would have done this earlier and would know already what the problem was (if there is a problem). As it is the nurse told me that my insurance won't cover it, but the company would discount it dramatically for me (from her talking to reps).
The best outcome is that my earlier bleeding issues is why the baby is small and that the heart defect is actually a developmental abnormality that only looked like a defect(I think the doc mentioned this, but maybe my mind is making this up so I don't go crazy). Or that the heart defect is an isolated problem, not related to chromosomes or genes. I just wish I knew more, I can't stand not knowing what the problem is. Also I am scared and I can't stop crying when I think about it.