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Scanning during pregnancy is often for doctors' benefit rather than parents'

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 29 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1489
  1. B E Price, Mother
  1. 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 …

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