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January 6th, 2012, 06:08 AM
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We had a dr appointment yesterday. Everything is perfect! She's still a girl (thank goodness!), her heartbeat was 142. I had opted for the quad panel blood test, and everything came back negative, which is a relief!

The only strange thing is...I have a double placenta. They aren't sure why, and said it's nothing to be concerned with unless I'm in a lot of pain, but it is a strange thing. Has anyone else had this? I was worried that there had been 2 babies at some point, but was assured that no, that wasn't the case. I'll have to do some more research on the subject I think.

We have a name picked, and I've picked the bedding. Just google "Zutano Owl bedding" if you're interested. I'm in love, it's adorable!

Only a little over 4 months to go...I'm getting nervous and very excited!

Edit: but now that i'm looking into the double placenta I'm reading that there may have been 2 fertilized eggs, but only one baby developed. Hmm. I'd love some insight on this from any of you who may have experienced the same thing.

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January 6th, 2012, 06:57 AM
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Glad baby is doing good. I've never heard of a double placenta when their is only one baby but glad that it's not causing any problems.
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January 6th, 2012, 08:43 AM
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Glad everything is going good.
I have never heard of a double placenta too. I have heard of someone having 2 bags of water around the baby though.
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January 6th, 2012, 08:52 AM
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Wow, never heard of a double placenta!!! So is one just hanging out all by itself, or is the baby attached to both??


LOVE your bedding choice, we picked the same set!
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January 6th, 2012, 08:56 AM
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I lost CJ's twin around 8 weeks. I was not diagnosed with a double placenta. His/her placenta was pushed aside/reabsorbed with the entire second sac.

There does however seem to be a lot of speculation about what it does signify. It could have been a twin loss (very early for the placentas to fuse), an incomplete twinning- there was a possibility that it was going to split into identical twins, but did not. Or just a random thing that happens.
Here is a link to a geneticists take and research on the question. He seems to poo-poo on a lot of the speculation out there.
Re: Two placentas, one baby.
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January 6th, 2012, 12:40 PM
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So glad everything went well at your scan. I have never heard of a double placenta, but I'm glad it doesn't sound like it will cause any problems with the baby. I love the bedding you chose. Very cute!
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January 6th, 2012, 12:54 PM
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Glad she's doing well!!

The only time I've heard of a double placenta is talking with my mom - I was just me but with my brothers, they were twins. One of the ways they know if twins are identical is if there's only one placenta. I would imagine it's like you said, there were two eggs and possibly one was never fertilized or just never turned into a baby.
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January 6th, 2012, 11:51 PM
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Yay for a good appointment I haven't heard about the double placenta thing. I hope everything is okay!
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January 6th, 2012, 11:58 PM
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How did the placenta grow if the baby didn't? I'm fascinated by this and want to Google it! Very interesting.

Glad the baby looks healthy!

ETA: Just Googled some stuff about it. It's amazing the stuff that can happen during pregnancy!! Wow!
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January 7th, 2012, 06:28 AM
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Glad all went well! I have never heard of a double placenta either. That's odd!
Your bedding is adorable
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I have never heard of it either. Is one larger than the other?
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January 7th, 2012, 06:31 PM
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Glad to hear your little girl is doing well! I also never heard of a double placenta...interesting!!
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January 10th, 2012, 10:26 AM
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I think they're connected...like, there's the main placenta, then a little loop, then the other one. They really didn't seem too concerned with it, so I'm not worrying about it, but I was also very interested in finding out more about it. I guess I'm a medical oddity!!

Thanks for the comments on our bedding, I think it's wonderful. I LOVE birds, especially silly owls, so the second I saw it, I knew that was it!
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