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With technology advancing, a further need arose for doctors and midwives to refer their patients to a trusted professional institute, where they can get key results that will enable them to manage their patient's pregnancy and make important decisions to ensure the best possible outcome in each case.

The Appearance of Placenta

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The appearance of the Placenta is very important throughout pregnancy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be indicated if there is a suspicion of an abnormality.

An abnormally increased placental thickness is associated with increased risk of placental insufficiencies such as fetal macrosomia, fetal hydrops, TORCH infections or maternal conditions such as diabetes or anaemia.

An abnormally decreased placental thickness is associated with pre-eclampsia or Intra-uterine growth restriction (IUGR).

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Signs and Risks to Multiple Pregnancies

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If you’re pregnant with two or more babies, congratulations from 4D Scan! This occurs when two eggs are released and fertilized (fraternal twins) or when one fertilized egg splits (identical twins).

You have a higher chance of multiple pregnancies if you have a maternal family history; you are over the age of 35; you have had fraternal twins before; if you are on hormone therapy or have had In-vitro fertilization (IVF); or if you are of African descent.

Signs of a multiple pregnancy:

·         When you have your blood tested, the HCG levels may be extremely high.

·         You may have exaggerated symptoms (extreme nausea - hyperemesis).

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Welcome to 4D Scan's new website where we aim to bring you the latest facts, pregnancy and medical news to keep you up to date on top of all your pregnancy concerns.  This is a place where a mum and dad can go to bond with their baby, but at the same time get expert up-to-date information on their pregnancy.

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