Can you have a D&C at 20 weeks?

Can you have a D&C at 20 weeks?

D&C: Dilation & Curettage Suction aspiration can be used up to 15 weeks. In the second trimester a D&C procedure is typically also required, which uses a curette: a long, looped shaped knife that scrapes the lining, placenta, and baby away from the uterus.

How common are problems at 20 week scan?

The scan will find about half (5 out of 10) of babies who have heart defects. Some of the conditions that can be seen on the scan, such as cleft lip, will mean the baby may need treatment or surgery after they’re born.

What are the reasons for termination of pregnancy?

Common Abortion Reasons

Want a better life for a baby than they could provide 12%
Not independent or mature enough 7%
Influence from family or friends 5%
Doesn’t want a baby or to place the baby up for adoption 4%

What is the 20-week ultrasound?

We’ve got your back — and your burgeoning belly — covered. What is the 20-week ultrasound? Scheduled sometime between 18 and 22 weeks of gestation, the 20-week ultrasound is also often referred to as an anatomy scan.

What is a fetal anomaly scan like at 18 weeks?

The 18 -20 week fetal anomaly scan is a watershed in most pregnancies because for the majority of women it will be the last time they are scanned before giving birth.

What can I expect from an 18-20 week scan?

18-20 week scans provide clinicians with more information than earlier scans because by 18 weeks a healthy baby should be larger and better developed. Health professionals use the 18-20 week scan to examine the baby’s size and position, and also to check if his/her brain, heart, lungs and other internal organs are developing as expected.

Why did you terminate your pregnancy at 18 weeks?

We terminated today at 18 weeks because tests ultimately proved there was a severe NTD in the skull somewhere and the brain stem and other parts of the brain weren’t growing in properly. Between anxiety from the confusion and having extreme morning sickness the entire time, I am just not sure I can physically or emotionally handle this ever again.