My baby will most likely be born with a heart murmer. They found a small hole in her heart during an ultrasound in the 32nd week. There is a chance it will close before she is born, but if not, they will hear a slight murmer when she is born.
My midwife, doctor, pediatrician and pedatric cardiologist all have said that the chances are very very high that she wont be affected by it at all and that it will close within the first year.
My brother was born with one too but it closed by the time he was 2 months old.
Many children are diagnosed with the murmur but most of them grow out of it eventually so i wouldn't really worry about the murmur.
I would not worry about putting baby on the tummy FOR NAPS when you're available to check on the baby ever so often. As for putting the baby on tummy for the night, I wouldn't. DD hated to sleep on her tummy until she was about 6-7 mos.
My daughter was born with a small ventricular septal deffect, or heart murmur. It is 2 mm big and has not affected her at all. the dr's will monitor it closely, and it will be scary at first. But things will work out!
hi, my doctor discovered my babys heart murmur at the 6week check up, i was shocked. they then referred me back to the maternity hospital where i gave birth to her and then i was told she had a small vsd. they referred me then to the childrens hospital last tuesday where they then told me she has a 6mm vsd and theres a 50/50 chance she may need surgery when shes about 8or9 months, its pretty scary hearing that as i wasnt excpecting him to say that, he said if the hole doesnt close in the next three months then they will consider doing surgery so im assuming its serioius, but Ava is fine there is no indication she has a heart problem.. hope everything goes well with your baby xx
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