We pride ourselves on having the friendliest
and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment
for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers.
If you have any problems registering please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!
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.
Last edited by kld1981; January 6th, 2012 at 05:10 AM.
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.
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!
Thank you very much Meganpixel for my fabulous siggie!
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.
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!