My daughter-in-law is 22wks, IDDM showing signs of pre-eclampsia (severe swelling,proteinuria) and fetal echo showed mild-mod hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Hba1c was 10 at time of conception, now at 7+. Additionally mom is Rh neg; dad Rh pos
Dad (my son) is in Afghanistan not due to return until August.
I (paternal grandmother) had one child born with dTGA,ASD,VSD,Pulmonary stenosis...he went into full cardio-respiratory arrest 13 hours post PA banding at the age of 3 months 3+ weeks. He suffered significant brain damage. He passed away August 2005 at the age of 17 years 10 months.
Concern is focused on mom, but there is question of fetal morbidity/viability in the event of forced delivery.
As I understand it, any baby delivered <24 weeks is not considered viable. What are the morbidity rates given this set of circumstances if delivered between 24-34 weeks?
I want my son and daughter-in-law to make an informed decision. We (my son and I) know disabilities does not equal a life without value however, we also know the trials attached.