Hi girls!! How is everyone? Work has been crazy, and I took a vacation with the family to Lake Powell so I have been MIA.
Had our 20 week appointment on Thursday, and the U/S showed something my Doctor wanted to take a closer look at. It's called Velamentus Insertion. What it means is the umbilical cord is growing into a place on the placenta that it shouldn't be. Usually it grows into a fatty part in the center, and mine seems to be on the edge in a more veiny area. It is something we will have to monitor, and I will be seeing the high risk doctor for monthly U/S's. Worst case scenario I will have to go in for a C-Section at 38 weeks. It terrifies me, but as long as my little man is ok - I can deal.
He is measuring exactly where he should be and looks to be an active little dude. I got a 3D photo, and he is smiling. Can't wait to meet him.
Hope everyone is well!!
Please be overly cautious and don't second guess yourself. If something doesn't feel right, get checked out.
I lost my DD at 33 weeks, and the only cause they could find sounds very similar to the condition you describe. I had many u/s because I was already high risk, and it was never picked up. Her cord got twisted somehow and the blood flow reversed, and her heart stopped beating. It was days after it happened before we even found out.
I'm not trying to scare you by any means (I typically avoid telling my story to pregnant woman), but if your Dr has lead you to believe that the worst that can happen is a c-section, that frightens me.
Wishing you an uneventful remainder to your pregnancy
DS Sawyer 4/1/06
DD Payton too beautiful for this earth, born silently 7/19/09 at 33 wks
DS Greyson 6/29/11
DS Parker 4/14/14
Well, you DID scare me. I am very sorry for your loss, I can't imagine that pain. I have lost two babies to miscarriage as well, and understand your grief. However, I do not feel it is necessary to strike fear into the heart of an expecting mother. At this stage they have not even been able to diagnose Velamentous Insertion, they are just monitoring to determine if they need to take precautions down the road. At this point, they have no reason to stress myself, my family, or my son. I do not appreciate you taking the liberty to do that yourself. Also, if something terrible like what happened to you, were to happen to me, there is nothing that can be done to stop it. So why cause fear and heartache for me?
Thank you for your all of your support ladies who have been here for me from the start, but I need to take a break from preg.org at this point. I have more anxiety now after reading this post then I did after our initial 20 week U/S where they first saw the possible complication. I do not need that added stress and anxiety at this time.