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37 weeks pregnant. Ultrasound shows amniotic band, separation of uterus. Cause of worry?

i am 37 weeks pregnant and have had a series of the unknown during this pregnancy. at my 20 week ultrasound I was told i had an amniotic band. at a follow up ultrasound I was told it was not effecting the baby and was no harm. on my 3rd ultrasound we were informed it looked more like a separation of my uterus and no follow up was needed. my doctor has never seen the ultrasound himself, only a tech, a doctor on call and a specialist on call. do i have need o be concerned?
Asked On : Sat, 21 Jul 2012
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Hello, I would be happy to help you with your question.

From what you are saying, it sounds like what they thought was a band is actually a partial separation of the "membranes" or sac from the wall of the uterus. This is also called a placental abruption. If this is the case, it is not a threat to the baby like an amniotic band might be.

Assuming that they are reassured that it is not an amniotic band, and they have shown the baby to growing normally, AND you are noticing no bleeding, pain, and normal fetal movement in an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancy - then you probably have little to worry about at this moment.

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