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Riverdavidsmama 06-05-2012 07:59 PM

Calcification of Placenta at 32 weeks?
This is my third pregnancy. Both were full term, one vaginal and second C-section for breech.

I've had a ****ens of a time telling where this baby is (using spinning babies) and found out from doc Sunday she is transverse. But nothing makes sense about what I feel - he said she is cradled across my hips, which is why I feel kicks on upper right and hiccups in my pelvis (her back across it). But I have a big hard mass right down the middle of my belly behind belly button and rounds up almost like the top of my uterus.

After paying CLOSE attention today I am wondering if it's my placenta that's hardened or calcified? Could that be it? Has anyone had this? It's a sort of odd shape (which is what baffled me - I didn't think it could be her head OR her back) and never seems to move, even when she's doing all kinds of crazy things.

rohirette 06-06-2012 10:55 PM

Re: Calcification of Placenta at 32 weeks?
Hmmm. Placentas can calcify early, sure. I've never heard of palpating that, though.

You are seeing an MD- they can order you an ultrasound, surely?

jackyl08 06-06-2012 11:19 PM

Re: Calcification of Placenta at 32 weeks?
I had something round and hard near the top of my uterus when I was pregnant with my first. Ultrasound showed a 6cm fibroid tumor. Could it be something like that?

momgoddess 06-06-2012 11:49 PM

Re: Calcification of Placenta at 32 weeks?
I don't think that placentas become entirely calcified, it is more like calcification SPOTS. Usually it occurs with women with really poor nutrition, smokers and when overdue most commonly. I don't think you can tell that from palpating, and they would probably see it on the ultrasound.

magdalynaa 06-07-2012 10:38 AM

Has your doc checked the position of your placenta? Maybe it's just your placenta, not that it's calcified or anything?

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