They didn't get a good picture of baby's spine at the last ultrasound, and they are worried about the possibility that my placenta is circumvallate. A circumvallate placenta apparently resembles a german pancake. If this is true, the pregnancy might be classified as "high risk" and I'd probably be looking at bedrest and a transfer to an obstetrician (gulp!).
So we went for a level two ultrasound at the Ottawa General Hospital today. They were not exactly punctual with the appointment. After waiting for nearly forty minutes, I finally told the receptionist that if we didn't see the ultrasound tech within the next ten minutes I was going to have to use the washroom… Five minutes later we were called. The actual ultrasound was nearly an hour and a half long! They did let me use the washroom after the first few minutes of checking me out though (good thing!) The ultrasound technician spent absolutely ages trying to get baby to stay still long enough to photograph her heart. The good news is that everything looks fine and they don't believe I need to take any special precautions after all. The part that they thought was curling is attached at the point where my uterus curves downwards to form a heart shape.