(Closed) morphology ultrasound questions

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would call your doctor/OB and ask them. I also think you should go to a different clinic for your next scan. So far as I know, once your placenta is established it doesn’t move. It’s attached to you with blood vessels, etc, it’s not free floating. Something about all of that doesn’t sit right with me. Trust your gut if you feel like the tech didn’t do a good job and seek a second opinion with another clinic.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@babybuzz:  

@araneidae:  Our doctor told us the placenta slowly shifts around throughout pregnancy.  When we had our anatomy scan at 18 weeks, mine was anterior/bordering on covering my cervix, but they said that they weren’t worried about it because it almost always moves around a good bit before you get to 40 weeks.  From what they explained, its not so much that it just floats around, but as your uterus stretches and grows, the placenta shifts with it and can end up in a completely different spot then where it started.  Our doctor compared it to putting a nail in a tree, and watching it move higher as the tree grows- your placenta is the nail, and your uterus grows in all directions not just up so the placenta can shift in any direction too.

As for not rescanning for a few weeks, I’d check with your doctor.  Because I also have the anterior placenta we had a hard time getting a few of the measurements, but our office was talking about rescheduling us for a second scan in a few days, not a few weeks.  Fortunately though we were able to get the needed images- a little time up walking around persuaded baby to shift enough to get the pictures needed.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@araneidae:  I’m surprised she gave up so quickly.  Ours mentioned that a sugary drink usually gets baby moving (like a soda or juice), or some physical activity like walking up and down the hall sitting down and standing up a few times etc.  But our office is good about not overbooking stuff (they book ultrasound slots in 4 hour blocks even though they only use 1 1/2-2hours for most), so if it took us an extra 20 minutes to convince baby to wiggle around a little, its no big deal.  If your office has a tighter schedule they may not be as willing to wait on baby to move, because they have a line of women coming in after you to get scans done.  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@araneidae:  You could always make it a surprise for you both even if your DH can’t be there.  Take an envelope and an index card that says Boy and one that says Girl to the appointment. Tell the tech to seal the approriate one in the envelope without telling you, and then you and DH can open it together when he gets home.  

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