The Bump: 20 Week Scan

This week we've reached the halfway point and had our 20 week anatomy scan where we found out we were having another girl! We announced it with a mini photoshoot with Isabelle.


We had a trainee doing the scan but then had it all checked again by a fully trained sonographer, I think we were in there for close to an hour! They picked up that I have a fundal placenta with anterior and posterior lobes, which appear joined at the fundus by vessels suggestive of a succenturiate lobe. At the time I didn't ask many questions as I didn't really understand what it meant but when I got home I googled it (which is never a good thing to do!). It basically means I have a placenta with blood vessels coming off it leading to another piece of placenta. Once the baby is delivered the midwife needs to ensure ALL of the placenta is removed as this type of placenta can increase the incidence of postpartum haemorrhage due to retained placental tissue. 

I haven't been advised I will have any further scans so i'm guessing it's quite common and not that serious?! But this still doesn't stop me from worrying, I need to remember to ask my midwife about this in more detail! I would love to hear if anyone else has had this before?

This week she weighs about 10.5 ounce, is about 10 inches from head to heel and is about the size of a banana.
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