Monday, 12 March 2018

Anatomy Scan Follow Up

Today, first thing in the morning, I had my follow up anatomy scan followed by an appointment with my OB. Needless to say, I was worrying about nothing before when I was panicked baby didn't have a nose. All of baby's scans were great and my OB told me that they had already seen the nose on my NT scan.

During my last scan, it looked like the placenta was low lying and may have been covering the cervix a bit, but my OB thought maybe I was having a contraction when they took the picture and that's what caused it to appear that way. Well, today they also looked at the placenta and the placenta is fully covering my cervix. So, I am panicked a bit. The last thing I wanted was a csection and now it looks like that may happen; I was told not to get excited about a vaginal delivery. I have another ultrasound followed by an OB appointment in 4 weeks. They will do a growth scan on the baby and also do a vaginal ultrasound to get a better look at the placenta. My OB told me they give the placenta until 35 weeks to move up and if it doesn't then it is for sure csection. She also told me that if I need a csection that the OB team and a general surgery team would be in the operating room. I will also sit down with the general surgery team to discuss whether they would have to use the scar I already have which runs from my belly button down or if they could do the cut below the bikini line. Because of all of my previous surgeries I have a lot of scar tissue so a standard csection would be a few hours long for me and a bit more complicated.

And for now, I really need to stop reading about placenta previa. It's a scary thing that has a lot of risks for both baby and mom.

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