Well, we had our anatomy scan last Thursday, and the little pea would NOT cooperate!! No surprise.... I hear that happens a lot. Anyway, no matter what we did, and the tech took a long time trying...., this one would not turn from its face-to-spine position, so the most we could get was an okay 2D picture - no 3D was possible, and really, a couple of the necessary measurements could not even be made, so we may need another scan. We'll see. I am not excited about doing another u/s, as we want to keep them as minimal as possible, having already had 3 so far.
It was nice to see it kicking and moving like crazy - it was a very active one and didn't stay still for long.
Has any else been advised of the general thought that there is an association between IVF singleton pregnancies and earlier (pre-term) births and low birth weight?
My GP mentioned this, so I decided to do a little research on it, having never heard of this before. There are a lot of studies out there that say exactly that... but none of them have an explanation. Then, however, I came upon a more recent 2008 Norwegian study reviewed in an article that explained the above results and showed that they actually misinterpreted what they found - it shows that IVF itself does not appear to be associated with higher risks of these things, but rather, that it may be the individuals' own fertility issues (which is why they went the IVF route) that lead to a greater likelihood of preterm labour, etc. They don't really know, though.
This is very interesting, as I never considered myself a candidate for early labour (rather, more likely really late labour!). And, I am not convinced of these connections anyway. But, I am curious if any of your REs mentioned this and tried to explain it? I'll attach the article link for that last study I mentioned:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/ ... rch.health