After reviewing my 20 week ultrasound at my last prenatal appointment (Sept 8th), my obgyn informed me that I have a large ~4.5cm placental cyst located near my umbilical cord. She said it was present at my 12 week ultrasound--which I was never told--and that it has grown considerably since then. She really didn't have anything further to add, just mentioned the possibility of premature Cesarean delivery in the event of IUGR--intrauterine growth restriction--or that it could mean a possible birth defect. She said that right now, my baby girl is right on track in development for her gestational age (apart from a large abdominal size of "questionable significance"--head:abdomen ratio was still in normal range). My obgyn referred me to a specialist who couldn't get me in until the 23rd. OF COURSE, with no information given to me, I scoured the internet for answers, only to discover the "ominous findings" related to such anomalies. Those first few days were tough.
I have searched the forums and seen some other posts from women who have been diagnosed with placental cysts. I still have 9 days until my appointment with the specialist, so while trying to "keep everything normal" it is still a struggle to not fall apart due to the uncertainty of the circumstances.
She's been kicking more frequently and stronger every day, so I try to take that as a sign of her good health, strength and vitality. But the fact that there is something else growing inside of me that might harm her is terrifying.
If you know of anyone that has experienced this or have gone through it yourself, please feel free to comment. I would really like to know what happened in those cases, good or bad. My obgyn had never seen a placental cyst near the umbilical cord this BIG this early in the pregnancy. That's always great to hear. :/