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Views: 2477 Description: It sounds like you had an unofficial ultrasound at 16 weeks (not at your doctor's office) where they were going to tell you if you were having a boy or a girl, and you have some questions about a low-lying placenta after seeing that ultrasound. My recommendation to you is that you talk with your OB. And my guess is they're planning on doing a routine ultrasound at 20 weeks, which is commonly done to not only find out the gender of your baby, but most importantly, to look at the baby and all of the baby's vital organs to make sure that the baby is growing and developing properly. They also do check the placental location at that point. And before 20 weeks, it's hard to see the baby's vital organs, and that's why it's delayed until 20 weeks. And most placentas will appear low-lying because the uterus isn't very big yet.
So at 20 weeks, if the placenta is anywhere near the cervix, then they either deem it a low-lying placenta, or a placenta previa if the placenta is entirely covering the cervix. They usually schedule follow-up appointments where they do more ultrasounds to find out if the placenta is moving away from the cervix as the uterus grows. So again, my suggestion is that you talk with your doctor, and based on their knowledge of your situation, they'll be able to give you the best advice. And again, I'm guessing that this will probably happen around 20 weeks for you. If you have any other questions for me in the future, feel free to ask them on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/IntermountainMoms, and recommend us to your friends and family too.....
Username: IntermountainMoms Added On: 2014 November 21