Fluid in brain at 8 weeks
My wife and I had an ultrasound yesterday, at just over eight weeks. Our physician decided that it would be a good idea to have one because we had had a miscarriage in the previous pregnancy. While at the office, our sonogram went very well and we were rewarded with a fantastic view of our fetus and got to hear and see the heart beating.
Unfortunately, that elation was short-lived as we later that afternoon received a telephone call informing us that upon inspection by the doctors at the practice, they had noted fluid in the brain of our fetus.
Of course, there is little good in that and we are both quite worried. We will go back to the doctor at 12 weeks for a second ultrasound exam, but in the mean time I cannot sit back and remain actionless.
From the Internet research I have been able to do, the most likely candidates for this fluid are spina bifida, Down's syndrome, and lymphatic disorders. Because the pregnancy is still so early, our physician has informed us that this may clear up on its own. She also said that we probably wouldn't know anything with certainty until the 20th week or so.
I don't want to sit and agonize over this for the next three months. Have any of you who visit this board had a similar experience, or know someone who has? I feel adrift with very little information right now, so I would sincerely appreciate anything you could share with me, even if it is just an idea of where I might look for more information.
Thank you all,