I went in for a routine ultrasound on Friday of last week and out of nowhere our doctor told us that there is something wrong. It turns out our baby has cysts growing around the neck area called cystic hygromas. We were referred to a high-risk pregnancy specialist who saw us today and said that our baby has developed hydops (fluid around the organs and swelling) and has no chance of survival. She said that the baby's heart will probably fail sometime in the next couple of weeks and there is nothing that can be done. She talked about inducing labor once the baby has passed away because it's possible for it to take several weeks otherwise. Have any of you suffered pregancy loss around 20 weeks and undergone induction? I would like to know what to expect so I can be at least somewhat prepared for it.View Thread
Thank you, Jordan. Your information was very helpful. We found out our baby's heart had stopped on Wednesday afteroon and went in to be induced Thursday morning. It took about 11 hours for me, and I'm glad I had an epidural. The combination of the induction drugs and epidural drugs had a bunch of unpleasant side effects for me, but most of them are gone now. It was a tough couple of days, but I got though it okay. Thanks again for information, and I'm sorry for your loss.View Thread
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