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Pregnant, tests showed hot spots on baby's heart and femur, have taken harmony test. Advise?

I turned 34 years old on August 11, and also happen to be 19 weeks pregnant. I see a perinatologist due to some medications that I have to be on which thus far has not affected my baby. However, I was blown away yesterday when I was told that my little boy has 2 hot spots on his heart as well as a femur that is measuring .01 millimeter short in comparison to the size of his head. Everything else on his anatomy screening was either above average or average to the day. This was a planned pregnancy. I agreed to take the new Harmony test after being more terrified than I have ever been in my entire life. PLEASE HELP
Asked On : Sun, 16 Sep 2012
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The harmony test is quite good with the ability to diagnose most of the trisomies accurately. Presence of hot spots on the heart is suggestive of cell collection, sometimes due to birth defects like Down's Syndrome. Considering your age, the risk of Down's Syndrome is less. The role of amniocentesis is reserved until the results of your harmony test arrive. I suggest you to followup with your doctors for management. Wish you a healthy pregnancy.
Answered: Tue, 18 Sep 2012
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