We got our 19 week ultrasound and Doc says our little girl has an "echogenic focus", which is another way of saying there's a white spot on her heart. It might be a glitch of the ultrasound, it might be the scan picking up a tendon... but it is also a "soft marker" for down syndrome.
EVERYTHING else on the scan was perfect - no other markers what-so-ever.
From the research I've done, it seems that these show up in a LOT of ultrasounds and always amount to nothing. If she had ANY OTHER marker, I might be concerned, but, right now I just feel like the doc wants me to run a whole bunch of bloodtests and other nonsense that aren't going to give us a difinitive answer, and whatever it is or isn't will most likely be gone by the next ultrasound.
I don't feel the need to test, as there is no family history of down syndrome, and I'm only 29. My doc is not supportive of natural birth (we're in the process of finding a better fit), and I feel like she's just trying to spook us.
Is anyone else going through this or been through this with past pregnancies?