When I was 19 weeks pregnant, routine tests turned up excess fluid in my daughter Alaina’s chest cavity, stomach and forehead.
I was a Doernbecher kid myself. I had open heart surgery here when I was eight years old. Because of my heart condition, when I was pregnant, my doctor suggested I go back to OHSU.
At my 18-week ultrasound for my son Ryker, I had an idea something was wrong when the Ultrasound tech continued to look at the baby’s heart instead of proceeding with ultrasound like normal.