2nd Trimester

Echogenic Focus

I’m pregnant with my first and today, little one is 19 weeks along. I’m 31 with no health issues and no family history of any health problems. I had a quad screen done in the first trimester and all results were negative. And even though the maternal/fetal specialist and my OB said a single echogenic focus in the presence of no other abnormalities is probably normal, my husband is still really worried and upset about the possibility of increased risk of the baby being born with Down’s Syndrome. Has anyone else had this abnormality show up on ultrasound before?

Re: Echogenic Focus

  • Yes. I had an EIF with DS in the absence of other abnormalities. It went away in the 3rd trimester. He's completely healthy. They also found an EIF with my current pregnancy but again, all my screens were normal for other abnormalities (NIPT, NT scan, A/S all normal/low risk). I'm not worried. 
    Me: 35 I DH: 38
    *TW loss and children mentioned*
    DD:2006 | Dx: Unexplained Secondary Infertility | DS: 2011

    TFAS since 2012

    Oct 16: Spontaneous BFP | m/c @ 9w1d (massive SCH) | D&C
    Apr 17: IUI #1 = BFN
    May 17: IUI #2 = BFN
    Jun 17: IUI #3 = Late BFP (18 DPO) | NMC 17Jul17 @ ~6w
    Aug 17: IUI #4 = Cancelled due to premature ovulation | TI = BFN
    Sep 17: IUI #5 = Cancelled due to overstimulation (10+ follies)
    Nov 17: IVF #1 = Cancelled due to non-IF related health issue | TI = BFN
    Dec 17: IVF #1 = Puregon 200, Menopur 75, Orgalutran, Suprefact trigger due to OHSS risk | 22R, 18M, 16F, 10B frozen  
    Feb 18: FET #1 (medicated) = BFN
    Mar 18: FET #2 (natural cycle) = CP (beta 1: 54; beta 2: 0)
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = cancelled due to missed ovulation
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = BFP! Beta 1: 201  Beta 2: 585 Beta 3: 3254 Beta 4: 9715 U/S 19May - one bean measuring on track with a HB of 125!
    EDD: 07Jan2019 Team Green
    My Rainbow Baby Boy born 03Jan2019 <3 

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