Thursday, March 6, 2014

Thanks and another update

Thank you guys for your nice comments, they mean a lot.  I did a lot of googling last night and you know how that goes - lots of bad and good stories.  I read a few scientific studies about the yolk sac and the newest ones show mixed results for a viable pregnancy, just as the doctor said. I made a lot of calls this morning and won't be able to get into MFM till late next week at the soonest.  MFM only schedules patients with a referral from the OB. I just switched OBs and they can't order MFM tests until they have seen me, they moved my appointment up from the 17th to the 13th. My RE can't send me to MFM because they are not considered to be OBs. (damned insurance companies) All the doctors agree I should get that newfangled "cell free" DNA testing done, where they take fetal DNA from the mother's blood and test it for chromosomal issues and gender. Neither my RE nor my OB does it, so I'll do it through a private lab and pay out of pocket. That way, if the results come up normal I can opt out of CVS.  If they're abnormal, I'll have time to do the CVS or other testing. It will be done around 10 weeks, then I'll go from there. I have an ultrasound next Wednesday to see what's going on with the yolk sac.  I'm going to try and put it out of my mind until then.


  1. I know it's hard not to worry. It sounds like you are taking a sensible and logical approach and doing everything you can to investigate this issue.

    Here's hoping you get some answers soon. Uncertainty is hard to handle, I know.

  2. Oh I am so sorry you have to deal with this not fun. When I was little over 5 weeks pregnant I had an ultrasound that showed an enlarged yolk sac and it turned out to be nothing. The next time I had an ultrasound it was bad to normal? Not sure what happened there, I think seeing a specialist will make you feel better. I hope all goes well! Hang in there!