Does anyone have any experience of a baby with a cleft? I realise that as birth 'defects' go, it's not the end of the world, and the reconstructive surgery is now very sophisticated, BUT: I am worried sick about this. When I had my 12w scan (at 13w pregnant), one of the photos is of the baby looking directly at you - you know, the alien shot. You can see its eye sockets, nose bones, then where the roof of the mouth should be, there is a gap. A very obvious gap in the bright white bone. I have been worrying for the last few weeks (I didn't notice at the scan, or I would have asked). I googled, and apparently, the roof of the mouth etc should be all closed over by 11w. I am worried sick, and the other day I booked a 16w gender scan - I am desperate to find out the gender, but mainly because I want to check out baby's face. I will go out of my mind if I have to wait another month for my 20w scan. So my gender scan is tomorrow evening and I should know soon. I am mega worried, and would like to know if any of you ladies have experienced something like this? I'll try to add the scan pic in a min.