Placenta Previa

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Helper bee

Well, it didn’t happen in my birth, but my own mother ended up being bedridden for the last 4 months of her pregnancy with me. I was born 1 week early by c-section, perfectly healthy and almost 9 lbs :). I have heard that it can clear itself, though- I’d call your OB for advice.

I also just want to say that my son was born by c-section after 48 hours of active labor and it was undoubtably my favorite part. I get touchy about the way c-sections are depicted- like its  failure of the mother, or that it’s some horribly traumatic event. In many cases it can be the best and safest thing for mother and baby. It wasn’t hard to heal, it hurt a hell of a lot less then contractions, and we’re all fine. Because of the issues in my first pregnancy, I will be scheduling c-sections for any other children that come along. I understand it’s scary but it’s ok, honestly. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

One of my good friends developed this around month 5. She was on total bed rest and had a healthy baby girl.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  Hi!

  This happened to me in my first trimester of pregnancy. I had some bright red bleeding, went to the doctor, and my placenta was low. My doctor advised me to take it easy, put me on restricted movement, and pelvic rest. When I went back for my next visit, everything was fine. I went on to have a vaginal delivery with my son. It’s scary, but the good thing is that since it is so early, there’s plenty of time for it to move.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

(Warning:  This may not make you feel better.)  I had it.  Complete previa.  Yes, early previas often ‘move’ out of the way.  Mine didn’t.  I was diagnosed by ultrasound early on, and crossed my fingers that it would move.  Then I started bleeding at around 27 weeks, and continued to have small bleeds all the way through 10 weeks of hospital bed rest until a planned c-section at 36 weeks.  It sucked.  I wanted a (hopefully) drug-free midwife-assisted birth originally.  And when I became pregnant, I obviously did not envision living at the hospital for 2 months.  But in the end, the c-section wasn’t that bad.  And if it doesn’t happen again, at least you already got to experience a great vaginal birth!  (I am kind of jealous.)

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am 25 weeks and at my 20 week ultra sound was told I have a slight previa, they think it will move but it might not, I find out at 30 weeks if its gone in my favor. My midwife said its very common and likley to correct itself.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

urchin:  I have it.  It was found out at my anatomy scan and yes, in most cases as your uterus grows the placenta could move up and out of the way.  Most likely  your OB might send you for more follow ups, like they did with me.  I went back at 28 weeks and it was still previa.  I am supposed to go back at 34 weeks for another follow up.  My OB scheduled a potential C-Section but if the placenta moves it will be cancelled.  I am currently 31 weeks.  I have a friend whose SIL’s previa moved just before full term, so there is plenty of time for it to move up.  I wish you the best.   

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

My sister had this, the reason was because of the shape and tilt of her uterus. Her uterus is in a slight heart shape and was tilted to the right. She went to the ER for PP too. They just put her on bed rest for a month and the told her to take it easy after that. She has an adorable 5 month old boy now, whom I have the pleasure of babysitting today! 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I had a low lying placenta, but my dr wasn’t worried. He said that mostly it will fix itself. In my case it did, at the 20 week scan everything was normal.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

urchin:  I had a very low placenta my entire pregnancy. Partially covering cervix at 12 week u/s, touching cervix at 13w NT scan, .94mm from cervix at anatomy scan, 1.9mm from cervix at 32w (my OB said it was high enough at this point for vaginal delivery) and completely out of the way at 36w u/s. My doc ordered the 36w u/s because she was really hoping it’d be higher (more like 4-5mm) from cervix before delivery. It ultimately resolved itself and because I only had spotting twice my pregnancy (both after having sex) i didn’t have any restrictions like pelvic or bed rest. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

urchin:  I totally understand and hope you don’t think I was being dismissive of your issue. Having a child can be such a frightening thing, an the last thing we need is other women judging our feelings about it! I’m so glad your first birth was what you wanted and I wish you a healthy, happy pregnancy and birth with this child as well :). Keep us updated!

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