18 weeks pregnant, one twin has PUV, what is the prognisis
I'm hoping someone on here can give some advice.
The background is we are currently 18 weeks pregnant but this is different to most in the fact that it is a surrogate mother that is pregnant, and she is in another country.
She is pregnanct with non-identical twins and at the 16 week scan, heartbreakingly, one twin was shown to have PUV and the outlook therefore is very grim as there is no fluid in the amniotic sac to help develop the lungs.
Our main problem is it is the way of the doctors in the country where the surrogate lives to not give prognisis, but just to say "let's pray".
From research on Google we can see that maybe the twins will get to term but the sick one sadly may never take a breath, maybe the sick one will die in the womb, and this can then cause a full end to the pregnancy or maybe not.
So the question is can anyone give any prognosis as to likely outcomes in this situation, whether there are any milestones that should give us hope, or not (20 weeks, 24 weeks, 28 weeks, etc.) and any other advise?
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.