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Does anyone know about midline defects?

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2boysnamedR Fri 30-Aug-13 13:20:17

Some of you might know my middle son has dyspraxia. I also have a 18m baby. When the baby was born he had a very deep dimple by his bum. My middle son has this two and I was told its a form of spina bifida. I said I had taken tons of frolic acid even before getting a bfp. I was told it can be genetic. Found out my sh has these dimples and this week mil told dh she has them. The baby had a tongue tie, I then found out so does ds2. I read up on midline defects then. Now I know my ds2 two sides of the brain can't communicate normally and mid line defects keep popping back to my mind. Just interested as I guess it makes little difference - but could this be a genetic thing? Faulty gene somewhere?

2boysnamedR Fri 30-Aug-13 13:21:19

Frolic acid! Rofl! Folic acid. This phone is nuts

2boysnamedR Fri 30-Aug-13 13:26:18

Oh yes - all boys had enlarged ventricles. I though this was a heart thing - maybe they mean brain? I have a biology degree but it could mean either? I questioned this at the scan - my gp and midwife said don't worry if it wasn't talked about at the scan. So bigger than normal but not bad enough to investigate?

bridgetgirl Wed 15-Jan-14 08:47:56

Hi I know this is a late reply but might still b useful. My daughter was born with mid line defects no anus, heart, kidney, thyroid, eyes probs and hypermobility. The imperforate anus that she has is associated with dimples on bum and spina bifida. In our case it is genetic. She has partial trisomy 22 which is cat eye syndrome. How your boys now?

2boysnamedR Wed 15-Jan-14 09:57:47

Thanks for replying. Gosh how is your daughter doing? Did you find this out before birth? Both my boys are ticking along. My baby starts portage assessment this week, he still isn't talking but he's happy enought.

His neuro pead has talked about genetic testing but that's not going to be for a few more months. Is your dd condition hereditary? I guess not for t21? Is it mosaic form?

I would like another baby and was thinking of cvs - but without knowing if my boys have a genetic issue it's a debate if they don't find something obvious if its worth it

Thanks for replying

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