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What is the worst that could happen on 20 weeks scan ?

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Cheshirehello79 Mon 13-Jul-15 22:41:31

I know a lot have asked about what goes on on 20 weeks scan and that they are anxious some scarred- well so am I and mine is on wed.

What is the worst news that you could receive on 12 weeks scan ?

Cheshirehello79 Mon 13-Jul-15 22:42:07

I meant 20 week scan ...

Gingerandcocoa Mon 13-Jul-15 22:44:50

I understand it's an anxious time but asking this kind of question really wont help calm your nerves!

Perhaps it'd be more helpful to think that usually everything is fine on the 20 week scan? That it's unlikely that there will be any problems?

Finola1step Mon 13-Jul-15 22:47:57

Is that really a question you want a range if answers to?

HighOverTheFenceLeapsSunnyJim Mon 13-Jul-15 22:49:17

Seriously?

twinkletoedelephant Mon 13-Jul-15 22:49:24

Our 20 week scan showed dt1 merrily kicking dt2 in the head..... A lot

Deep breath. Your growing a person its hard work so be kind to yourself what ifs are not good to dwell on.

Cheshirehello79 Mon 13-Jul-15 22:49:42

I seriously want to know so that I can prepare myself for good and hopefully not but bad news too

OlivesAreLush Mon 13-Jul-15 22:51:08

You can be told your child has a condition that is incompatible with life. Two days later you could be delivering them on a maternity ward.

BitchPeas Mon 13-Jul-15 22:53:21

You can't prepare yourself for anything, but olives is right.

Try and remember that something wrong is rare.

WinterOfOurDiscountTents15 Mon 13-Jul-15 22:53:35

I'm sure if you think about it for under a minute you can guess what is the worst news you could get at a scan. Also you might want to remember that there are women on here who have had those experiences and its a little crass to ask the question in that manner.

springsprang Mon 13-Jul-15 22:54:18

Do you REALLY want answers to this? Glaringly and heartbreakingly obvious - it probably won't be you but go prepared.

Finola1step Mon 13-Jul-15 22:54:42

Please do not do this to yourself. Most women have a straightforward 20 week scan, some do not.

mayaknew Mon 13-Jul-15 22:56:28

In your maternity notes you will find a pink sheet with a list of body parts and measurements that they are looking for and they will record what they find on the sheet .

If they find any anomalies they will tell you and support you .

ASAS Mon 13-Jul-15 22:57:21

flowers Olives.

Cheshire, you could be told words you've never heard before, you could learn thing you didn't know you needed to know. And then 3 years later you can look at your child and think, "Well, thank goodness we got to wake up out of that nightmare."

Is there anything in particular that's brought this anxiety on?

MrsDeVere Mon 13-Jul-15 22:59:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

firesidechat Mon 13-Jul-15 23:03:03

Use your imagination op.

Actually no don't do that, as that way madness lies.

And there is no way that you can ever prepare yourself for the worst that could happen.

You made a big mistake posting this op. Now go away and think happy thoughts. Sorry to be so blunt, but there may well be women reading this who have had to face the worst and my sympathy goes to them.

GingerCuddleMonster Mon 13-Jul-15 23:03:05

I understand it's a nervous time but don't think like this. Honestly just don't. thanks

EugenesAxe Mon 13-Jul-15 23:03:31

mayaknew - yes I remember a checklist thing. One of the things on it was something like 'No brain' - or basically, missing one of the vital organs. So that must be up there with 'the worst' but as others have said, you would be very unlucky to see anything like that.

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 13-Jul-15 23:05:15

Well you could find out your much further along than you thought. ...

chances are everything is fine.

Cheshirehello79 Mon 13-Jul-15 23:09:17

I'm just anxious . My partner has brain hemorage history in his family and he had arrhythmia. I've felt some movement around 16-18 weeks and now all the wriggles and flutters have faded. My boobs don't hurt as much neither and I shouldn't be doing this to myself but been feeling poorly and not eating well put 1and 1 together I feel like I'm not going to get the best of news :-(

My 7 and 12 weeks scan were all ok but I'm still quite nervous and quite scarred that I'm making myself ill .

P.s sorry I don't mean to bring back bad memories to anyone or cause any pain - just need to know for my own sanity as do far I feel like I'm losing the plot

thornrose Mon 13-Jul-15 23:10:41

Is this your first pregnancy? I honestly think you should go in to your scan full of joy and hope.

Nothing can ever prepare you for bad news so don't even try.

Cheshirehello79 Mon 13-Jul-15 23:11:33

Yes - first baby

thornrose Mon 13-Jul-15 23:13:49

Oh Cheshire I'm so sorry that was an unfortunate cross post. flowers

MrsDeVere Mon 13-Jul-15 23:14:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Cheshirehello79 Mon 13-Jul-15 23:19:44

I think I'm going to put my iPad away and go to sleep and not wind myself up. Thanks everyone . I will definetly have a chat with my mw as well

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