Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Placenta Previa

So, we've hit one little snag in the pregnancy.   I'm hoping it stays little.

I've known for a while that I have placenta previa (aka a low lying placenta).   This week, after a bout with a gastro-bug and some personal stress in my family, I had a bit of bleeding.

It's nothing too major.  Dark brown, not red.  And not a lot, just a heavy spotting.

I'm hoping it was an isolated thing related to my vomiting, but it's complete previa, meaning the placenta covers my entire cervix, so it may not be.

I think the chances of the placenta moving and correcting are getting slimmer by the day.  I'm 25 weeks now.  A c-section is needed in previa cases.  Which stinks, but oh well. Honestly, I'm just so happy to have this baby any way it decides to come into the world.

Hubs' anxiety has been remarkably in check for months.  This has sparked something in him though, and he's a worrying, googling mess asking me what was on the toilet paper every single time I go to the washroom.

I sent my little pumpkin to the babysitter for the full week this week so I could take it easy.  It's like a mini-vacation.  That part of things is kind of awesome, I'm not going to lie. ;)


7 comments:

  1. Sending care and good thoughts! I can imagine why it would spark some anxiety but it sounds like you're keeping fairly calm and the staycation sounds perfect. :) Curious what the doctor recommends or will recommend?

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    1. Recommended light duty, no intercourse. He thought that the bleeding may have been related to the gastro bug. He said he "liked that explanation". For now, while the staycation is coming to an end I'm going to keep things relaxed and not pick up my little guy.

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  2. Sorry for the hiccup but sounds like its under control. And a staycation?? LUCKY!! I am so so pumped for you <3

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  3. I had a complete previa that finally moved at 32 weeks (it never moved far enough and I ended up with a C/section, but was able to go to 39 weeks as it wasn't coverning my cervix) Do you know if it is anteror or posterior? An anterior has a higher probability of moving, but posteriors can resolve too! Glad you are taking it easy after the bleeding episode.

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    1. It's posterior. Thanks for commenting. Especially appreciate it given your training and experience in this area. Also good to hear yours moved. Now I remember reading this on your blog. I'll go back and revisit those pages again.

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  4. Thinking of you! I hope the pregnancy is progressing well!!

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