At 18 weeks pregnant, Candace Schwartz of Leander looked forward to a Feb. 25 ultrasound that would reveal her baby’s gender. That’s when she and her husband, Justin, heard the words expectant parents dread: Something’s wrong.
“The doctor said, ‘We’re seeing a little extra fluid and we want you to see a specialist,’” Schwartz recalled. She was nervous, but “I definitely didn’t get on the Internet and see what it meant.”
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Mary Ann Roser has provided in-depth coverage of Central Texas health and medical issues since 2000. Her training includes national fellowships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Library of Medicine. Her awards include a first place for 2011 specialty reporting from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors.