Hi! Wondering if anyone else is expecting a baby with special needs?
We went to Fetal Foto at 18 weeks for a gender scan and the tech mentioned that our baby girls shins seemed shorter than normal and that her feet seemed to be positioned awkwardly. Then, at our 21 week anatomy scan they confirmed that legs were measuring short and feet seemed to be positioned strange and we were referred to Maternal Fetal Medicine.
We met with them at 22 weeks and we were hit wit news that was much more troubling than we had expected. Our baby girl's legs were measuring 4+ weeks behind and also appeared to be bowed, possibly fractured, along with seeing some lower vertebrae that were only partially formed, among a few other things.
At that point the Dr. told us that our daughter likely has a skeletal dysplasia, which is the umbrella term, and possibly (more specifically) osteogenesis imperfecta "OI" or brittle bone disease, though it causes issues with much more than just bones.
We chose not to do an amniocentesis to see if it is OI because you can't even determine what type from an amnio and it really doesn't make a difference to us. So, now we monitor things and see if anything changes or they can close in on a more firm diagnosis.
I'm happy to discuss more if anyone would like
and would love to know what anyone else is experiencing.