Monday, December 5, 2011

Another To Add To the List

Right after my work holiday party on Friday, I noticed I had a missed call from my ob. It's usually never good when you get a call from your doctor, so I immediately listened to the voicemail. She went on to tell me that she had read the ultrasound notes and everything looked a-ok with the baby, BUT (there's always a but) not so much for the placenta.

I have a low lying placenta covering the opening to the cervix which means a few things:

1) Probable bleeding during the during the second or third trimester, if so, I'll have to be on bedrest
2) I will probably have to have a c-section
3) I am at risk for early labor which can lead to all sorts of complications

I've been told, though, that most placenta previa cases that are seen during the 20-week scan are resolved by the third trimester. The uterus grows/stretches and the placenta shifts upward from the cervix. I'm hoping that this happens to me.

Right now there's not much I can do, so I'm not that worried. I'll just have to wait until I'm rescanned at week 28 and hopefully (fingers crossed), the placenta will have moved. So far I haven't had any spotting or bleeding and I'm hoping that it stays that way. 

9 comments:

Jen said...

I hope it corrects itself and doesn't cause you any problems for you Sooz!

newbie said...

Hopefully it moves before there are any issues. I'm glad you aren't stressing about it, since there really isn't anything you can do at this point. Fingers crossed everything resolves quickly!

TurtleMama said...

I hope it resolves itself by the 28 week scan. THat's good it hasn't caused any problems yet. I saw another blogger who had that problem and it resolved and she is past her due date now.

jill's infertility document said...

Hopefully it will resolve itself and you won't have to worry at all about what it could mean for later trimesters. You can handle this!

sienna said...

i'm gonna be miss sunshine and say this is nothing! has happened to 30-40% of girls i feel like who are preggers and they ALL ended up fine! most got c-sections but healthy babies for all! xoxo.

Maddy said...

This happened to me, but unfortunately mine didn't resolve. I had a lot of episodes of bleeding and my baby girl was born by C-section at 37 weeks. BUT...she was healthy and perfect at birth and it was all worth it. I have my fingers crossed for you that you are in the majority and your placenta will move up.

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Kelli said...

oh no...just seeing this now.. Hope everything fixes itself for you! Merry Christmas!

newbie said...

Happy New Year to you and thanks for the positive thoughts Sooz! Hope everything is going well!