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What is Amniotic Band Syndrome?

Jane Foley's picture


Dear Ms Ultrasound,
I had an ultrasound just this week at 19 weeks. The results all came back fine -- no baby abnormalities -- which is great. There was something yet to be determined; there was a little "thing" which the doctor said could either have been another baby that didn't form or a small amniotic band. They reassured me yesterday that the baby was fine and that this wouldn't affect the baby. But then why when I look on the Internet it says that the bands cause abnormalities. What should I think?