20 weeks for any pregnant woman is a big deal. This is the time your baby gets their anatomy scan, making sure that the little one is developing and is on track for their age. With our 20 week scan, we found out a couple things, some of which really changed things for us. But first, some cute images the ultrasound tech saved for us.
Usually this is the time that you find out the gender of your baby. I made a card for the ultrasound tech to mark if it was a boy or girl because we were doing a gender reveal party with our families. And I know that John would tell everyone that he knew if it would be a boy or girl, he's just that excited he wouldn't be able to wait an extra three days.
We found out a couple things during this ultrasound:
Peanut had choroid plexus cysts in the right and left ventricle
I had complete placenta previa
But what does that all mean???
Choroid Plexus Cysts
We went to the genetics counselor to see what chances we had of possibly having a baby with any abnormalities and did the standard blood tests. We found out that we scored very, very low for any chromosomal abnormalities. With that said, the finding of the choroid plexus cysts meant that it wasn't a big deal. Choroid plexus cysts are a normal finding on fetuses, but there is an association of it with aneuploid fetuses, particularly Trisomy 18, especially if there's other visible anomalies or aneuploid markers, which there wasn't for us. So, thankfully, due to our low risk, there's nothing to worry about.
Complete Placenta Previa
We found out that I had complete placenta previa. We were told that I had to have complete pelvic rest, yes that means no sex, and along with no ladders (even step ladders) and no lifting of anything over 20 pounds. After further research, I found this video that was very helpful with illustrating what complete placenta previa is: VIDEO. I also learned that many woman with this had bleeding and spotting, which is very bad. If I had any bleeding or spotting, I needed to call my OB and/or go to the ER and tell them that I had placenta previa. I've read that many woman have been put on hospital bed rest as treatment. Thankfully, I haven't had any bleeding or spotting.
And finally, a couple more images of our little peanut. Next will be the gender reveal party!
Hello, I'm Elizabeth.