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My wife is in her 2nd trimester and we had an ultrasound the

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My wife is in her 2nd trimester and we had an ultrasound the baby was told to us that its healthy and normal..she got a blood test the doc requested one...they said she has fragile eggs and wants me her husband to come in also im worried what does this mean for us and our baby
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Caplan replied 19 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr Caplan replied 19 days ago.

Do you have any more information about what the scan might have shown?

Expert:  Dr Caplan replied 19 days ago.

I can only imagine the stress you must be feeling. I'm so sorry for the predicament!

Expert:  Dr Caplan replied 19 days ago.

If I were in your shoes, I'd be feeling terrified.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
No doc just what my wife to over the phone and we dont jave any history of this...we were told everything was fine in the baby..a few yrs ago she had a fetus in her tube she had a surgery for that
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Expert:  Dr Caplan replied 19 days ago.

I see. How has the pregnancy been until now?

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Great to be honest with you...the normal throwing up and alot of eating and tiredness but besides that i think shes doing a great job doc...
Expert:  Dr Caplan replied 19 days ago.

so, then it's unlikely you have much to worry about. It's common for us to meet with the family to talk about "what ifs" around the 2nd trimester ultrasound.

Expert:  Dr Caplan replied 19 days ago.

it's the time we look into the risk of abnormalities, now that we can start to see shapes and parts... and it's a time to talk...just talk... about the "what if" scary scenarios. the invitation does not necessarily mean something bad has happened.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
But from what i told you what does this mean for my baby...is the baby going to be healthy? Down syndrome? Handicap?
Expert:  Dr Caplan replied 19 days ago.

there's no reason to assume anything now. the meeting will likely be to go over the risk for downs or other illness... but for now, it's just theoretical risk... which every single (normal) baby has too... risk is just theory. it's important to think about the "what ifs" now, in case you wanted to be able to make changes or adjustments.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
But in the first ultrasound or 2nd that i went with her the nurse said the baby looks normal no signs of down syndrome healthy heartbeat arms legs normal she is 15 wkks sooo we dont understand this fragile eggs talk...does it mean we cant have any more kids
Expert:  Dr Caplan replied 19 days ago.

I don't understand that term either. it's not a medical term. I don't think you have any cause for concern, based on what you've told me so far.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Thank you for your time
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Customer: replied 19 days ago.
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Expert:  Dr Caplan replied 19 days ago.

Thank you