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I was sick when I carried him in the womb. How could they not diagnose his heart problem then?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

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Your question is confusing.
Any illness u had during pregnancy may or may not influence the formation of the heart (essentially complete by 8 wks).An ultrasound may pick up a heart problem if it is done with sensitive enough equipment & if done as a screening for delivery date it may not. Many fetal heart issues are not picked up until baby becomes an air breather & changes the work of the heart.

In brief: ? related or not ?

Your question is confusing.
Any illness u had during pregnancy may or may not influence the formation of the heart (essentially complete by 8 wks).An ultrasound may pick up a heart problem if it is done with sensitive enough equipment & if done as a screening for delivery date it may not. Many fetal heart issues are not picked up until baby becomes an air breather & changes the work of the heart.
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