Yesterday was my appointment to scan the baby. No, I don't know my baby's gender yet, it is only to determine how is my baby condition I think. To be honest, the moment I saw the baby's head, I feel such a relieve. It's been almost 4 months already and my stomach / tummy / belly still didn't get any bigger than before. Couldn't feel any movement neither.
The only things that make me so sure I am pregnant and there's a baby in me are the fact that I missed my periods and the nausea and vomiting things. So, to see the head and there's a fetus's heart beat there, really make me feel something and I really couldn't explain the feeling.
After get the result, I took a look at the slip that they have given to me. I noticed about the placenta which is low and that is why I mumbling about low placenta. The nurse didn't explain anything to me and I don't have the heart to ask either since almost 10 people are already waiting in the room, beside the clinic is not really my place. Too bad the clinic that I used to go don't have scanner, that's why they sent me to this new clinic.
Late at night, I asked my husband to Google about low placenta. Seeing the word 'low' is scaring me so much I guess, hehe. But, hubby told me there's nothing to worry as it is normal to have a low placenta at the beginning of pregnancy. Normally, it will increase according to your weeks of pregnancy.
Well, you must be wondering why I worried so much about placenta. First of all, you have to know what placenta is. Placenta is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, waste elimination and gas exchange from your bloodstream.
Never thought about it before but now, I can see how important placenta is to my pregnancy. Couldn't wait for my next appointment, I really have to ask the nurse more about it. To read all the information in the internet about low placenta (also known as placenta previa) is so scary. Better ask the right person, right?