We're expecting our 3rd child in July. We had an ultrasound preformed at 28 weeks and discovered he has anencephaly, a fatal birth defect. Here's our story and experiences
Friday, May 14, 2010
got some catching up to do
We had a Dr. appointment on wed, more detaisl to come, but up until now Sarah could always feel Jack move around, last night she mentioned that she didn't feel him as much ( I ask her all the time if he's moving). Now Fri morning, still he's not moving. It has us concerned, is he sleeping in? We know what the ultimate outcome is, but everytime we felt him move, we knew he was alive and well...now were starting to get worried... More details as we know it, gonna make a call to the Dr.
Anencephaly is the absence of a large part of the brain and the skull.
Anencephaly is one of the most common neural tube defects. Neural tube defects are birth defects that affect the tissue that grows into the spinal cord and brain.
Anencephaly occurs early in the development of an unborn baby. It results when the upper part of the neural tube fails to close. Why this happens is not known. Possible causes include environmental toxins and low intake of folic acid by the mother during pregnancy.
Anencephaly occurs in about 1 out of 10,000 births. The exact number is unknown, because many of these pregnancies result in miscarriage. Having one infant with this condition increases the risk of having another child with neural tube defects
We have recieved so many kind words, prayers, and stories from people that have reached out to us.