have been told that i will be getting a fetal echo to check my babys heart at 20weeks due to my epilepsy medication, has anybody ever had one or know what it involves??
No idea im sorry. Must just be a precaution due to your medication. If they thought there was any risk to baby though they would have swapped it before. Xx
yeah i think some of the epilepsy drugs are pretty brutal during pregnancy and the one i am on is apparently the best one to be on during pregnancy, i think its just a precautionary thing but not really sure what goes on!
my local hospital is NDDH in barnstaple and they said that the fetal echo would be in bristol, i don't know whether that means the tests etc will be done in NDDH and sent off to bristol for results or i will need to go to bristol for the tests....i just don't know, i guess i'll have to ask at my next mw appt....
sorry hun I'm no use as never heard of it before. Hope u find out more when u next see ur midwife xx
2 weeks until my mw appt, so i'll just wait it out i guess should have asked at the time but i just didnt think to...pretty annoyed at myself actually, seems like an obvious question to ask but i just didnt! silly me!! think it involves a very indepth ultrosound scan which looks specifically at the babies heart in detail. still not sure whether i will need to go up to bristol or not though!! confused much!? xx