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Old 11-16-2012, 09:10 PM   #8
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Re: Another U/S question.....

Okay I did a bit of googling and this is what I could find:

The incidence of amniotic band syndrome is 1 in 1200 to 1 to 15,000 live births. The cause of amnion tearing is uncertain and is consider a chance event. It does not appear to be genetic or hereditary, so the likelihood of it occurring in another pregnancy is remote.

Also another website I found said that the earliest fetal surgery they could do for amniotic band surgery was 22 weeks and that was for severe cases. So even if an early u/s did show amniotic banding they likely wouldn't do anything until later.

That being said I am very casual about u/s. I am happy with my one and not interested in extra u/s so I am coming at it from a different perspective than probably a lot of other people. My midwife had the ultrasound at 18 weeks which is pretty average from what I understand. So I don't see why you couldn't at least negotiate for an 18 week rather than a 22 week one.
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