A friend of mine is 21wks pregnant and at her 18wk scan she was told that the baby has foetal ascities. This is excess fluid in the abdomen. The baby is anatomically fine...heart has 4 chambers, brain well formed, spine is complete and the baby is a good size with 4 limbs and 10 fingers and toes.
Has anyone ever been in this situation or know any more about foetal ascities?
Is there any reason why termination could be an option?
I can't imagine that this could be life threatening for her or the baby.
Please, if anyone can, help me to understand this condition and why she is being given the option of termination at 21wks.