amniotic band syndrome

Ultrasound Shows Amniotic Band

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
I am 20weeks pregnant. I had an ultrasound today and found a band (56*4mm) of amniotic membrane across the superolateral part of the gestational sac but not attached with any of fetal parts. All the organs of the baby are fine. I've had a previous D&C.

I've had a previous D&C. I am so afraid of that what will happen next.

What is Amniotic Band Syndrome?

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

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?

Kara