Re: a long and confusing one!!
That spot you are referring to is called an Echogenic intracardiac foci. I was at the OB for my 18-20 u/s on 9/11/06 and they called me 4 days later to tell me that our baby boy had this on his heart. They told me it was a soft marker for D/S, but not to worry. YEAH RIGHT! Right? They said since it doesn't run in either of DH or I's family's, that I am 22 and DH is 28, and that they had found no other markers that chances are the baby would be fine. They said I could go have a u/s with a genetic counselor so I did. She found no other markers either. They told me just to relax and enjoy the rest of my pg. I did not have my AFP done. I figure I am not having that or an amnio b/c whether this baby has D/S or not, I am not going to abort, therefore there is no reason for further tesing. Also, the rate of m/c in amnio is worse than ur odds of baby having D/S! Anyways, they say that this "calcium deposit" on the baby's heart has nothing to do with heart problems it is just that since we are only 18-20 wks along, baby's heart is rather small and beating rather fast. Therefore it can get a little calcium buildup in there. They say that as the baby grows and his heart get's bigger, and slows down, that spot dissapears. I hope nothing but the best for you, but understand that there are many of us going through this right now. Keep your head up and stress down for the baby. And keep me posted. I will keep you and the little bean in my prayers, but don't worry yet!! Good luck to you!