Scanning during pregnancy is often for doctors' benefit rather than parents'BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7196.1489 (Published 29 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1489
- B E Price, Mother
- Avoca, 22 Brynawel Crescent, Treboeth, Swansea SA5 9DN
EDITOR—Nine years ago I was expecting a baby and was excited about my first scan. Everything seemed normal until the hospital asked me to return, with my husband, because they wanted to discuss the scan. Immediately I felt alarmed and worried.
We went to see the registrar, who said that the staff had noticed that the placenta did not look normal and that it was “hydropic.” I was asked to attend Heath Hospital, Cardiff, to undergo a series …