I'm almost 22 weeks pregnant and we suspect that our baby has x linked ichthyosis. I'm pretty much positive actually, but we are awaiting the amnio results which could take another week.
I have a few questions. First, for the past week we have been in a holding pattern just waiting to get results. My doctors know nothing about ichthyosis. They are waiting to see my results and also to send me to a specialist that deals with higher risk pregnancies.
I'm wondering if I should be having anything done now (ultrasounds, measuring amniotic fluid, etc?). Is it okay to wait a couple of weeks, get the diagnosis, meet the doctors, and come up with a plan for me? I feel our son kick all of the time and just want that to continue. I worry about him in there!
Also, if I don't need anything differently done now, will there come a time when I will need more ultrasounds or non stress tests or what? At what point should that happen? Finally, can the doctors measure for amniotic fluid by ultrasound, or is there a better way?
Thanks everybody. If it weren't for all of you and knowing I could get advice I think I'd lose my mind this week.