This is pregnancy number 5.... I first became pregnant 4 years ago which resulted in a miscarriage (chemical). A month later we were pregnant again. This resulted in a rough but successful pregnancy and healthy DD. We started trying for baby number 2 - year and a half ago. It took 5 months for first BFP. Because of some spotting, I had a early ultrasound. My OB suspected molar pregnancy and had a D&C the next day. They followed my HCG to zero but was told we could try again next cycle because pathology came back normal. We did and got pregnant again. Another early ultrasound showed reoccurring molar and we were referred to oncologist. The oncologist did not see molar but a yolk sac. He let the pregnancy progress but a baby never developed. D&C #2. Pathology showed no molar tissue but we followed my HCG to zero and waited 3 months to be safe.
After receiving the green light from oncologist, we moved to a fertility specialist. We did all the standard testing along with karyotyping. All normal. Pregnancy #3 for this year came. We were hopeful. I had some spotting early that was from a moderate SCH. They watched closely. Baby seemed to be growing right on track. Devastation hit at 12 week NT scan. A large omphalocele was detected along with other chromosomal defect markers. After consulting with a genetic counselor and another ultrasound to confirm, we are faced with terminating or carrying a baby that will not survive. My heart is broke and I'm so confused as to how this could happen and keep happening. Anyone else been faced with this horrible decision?