help...nervous....placenta previa concerns

Martha - posted on 02/07/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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hey everyone...
so i guess its pretty common for placenta previa to go away after 2nd tri..but it still makes me nervous..

hubby keeps leaving on little ops..hes a marine...and well with hormones i just needed to vent/cry to you guys...
went to my 24wk appt today after my 20 wk u/s and the doc is great..just not i guess what i hoped..like youre pregnant..not sick.i know but a little more care/concern ...considering we are baking babies...ANYWAYS he was like well your u/s was a few weeks ago...and i was like ITS A BOY! and he was like yes i see that...then proceeds to ask if the u/s tech said anything about my placenta...NOPE...so hes like well right now its pl. previa...im like that means c-section..(after my first one was a very successful vag. delivery)...hes like well your uterus grows and the placenta most likely will move up as it grows..so DONT WORRY...

ok DONT TELL A PREG. WOMAN NOT TO WORRY..its the first thing they will do..or think to do..

anyways...just wondered if anyone else is going through this or other possible complications..the websites said 90% or something like that correct itself...but it still keeps your brain ticking...and when some of the risks include: preterm labor, hemmoraging, death, shock...etc...

i just wish he would have said something like take care of yourself, take it easy, LIGHT bedrest..as i have been reading is VERY COMMON...nope just see you in 4 wks...and again..hubby wasnt even here to cry to...

ok thanks for listening..just writing this all out helps! ( i hate it when everyone says..DONT WORRY..IT WILL BE FINE...i am trusting my God that it will..but let me freak out a little!!!!)

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Brittany - posted on 02/14/2011

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my cousin had it through out her pregnancy, and i ended up moving and being fine, but it didnt move till like 38 weeks. the worst thatll happen would be a csection, which i had and its not all that bad. eithr way, you'll have your healthy lil one in no time :-)

Merry - posted on 02/13/2011

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Yeah, there's absolutely NO way for a pregnant mom to not worry. I mean you could have a picture perfect pregnancy and I swear we would find something to worry about. It's all about the control of it!
And if your baby has to be birthed by a c section, it's still going to be one of the most amazing days of your life. :)

Martha - posted on 02/13/2011

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thanks michelle and laura...im trying not to worry..i wish my doc had just been a bit more comforting..like were going to sched. 2/mo appts ..or something? more u/s something...i guess he is going to do one at 34 wks...to check on the PP but we will see...25 wks now...and counting..hubby is gone on an op..and then another one for about 6 wks most likely..but will be home for delivery..SHOULD...michelle..my friend had her 2nd preg. develop potters disease...i guess it means missing certain organs...i dont remember the tech. explan. but her daughter was missing stomach, kidneys and bladder...she had her for a short while after her delivery..I HONESTLY CAN NOT IMAGINE..esp not preparing for a baby ..bc you know baby wont..without a God given miracle live...(I TOTALLY BELIEVE THEY CAN STILL HAPPEN!) but the chances of things weigh heavily in our hearts...i like your idea laura of when i start to freak...look at the clock..its objective and non emotional :) we need that every once and a while...
being on this little island..and having so many women having babies...it seems like we are just numbers sometimes...getting called in like..yea youre preggo..congrats...next appt...etc...but watching my stomach twist and pop makes it exciting even if they dont act how i might wish...good luck with both your pregnancies..its nice to have one another to rely on ..even just for moral support...a few of my friends have just done the dont worry speech...or throw statistics..and well sometimes it takes other women who dont know you from eve to give you the security of venting :) so thank you both!

Merry - posted on 02/11/2011

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At my ultrasound the tech said my placenta was pretty close to my cervix, not covering it, but closer then normal. I've been pretty good about not worrying, but it still pops in my head here and there that it could move over my cervix. Everything I read says it 'usually' moves up not down, but that it 'can' move down. So annoying!
I know a tiny bit of how you feel, but I can't totally understand! Try not to dwel on it, I mean worry when you have to but try to look at the clock and limit it to a minute or two and then make yourself change the subject in your head. This works well for me when I start getting worried about things I can't control.
Like right now Fierna is breech, I can feel how she is laying and it's almost always frank breech. This worries me but I know that odds are she will move head down by 36 weeks and all will be fine.
But yea, we have to worry, just try to limit the time!

Michelle - posted on 02/10/2011

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I would try to think of it this way, they know about, they will keep a closer eye on you, most likely you will have more ultrasounds done, and if need be they will have a plan in place in case it doesn't correct itself. Just know that you are not endangered of having anything happening to your baby. You will still have a healthy baby either vaginally or c-section. I know what you mean about not worrying, but try not too.
I am on my 6th pregnancy and with this one there is something wrong with both kidneys. It's not bad but they are keeping an eye on it. He has a little fluid build up in both. I had that happen with my 3rd child in one kidney and it cleared up by the time he turned one. At the same time with him my husband had a co-worker going through a similar problem but her's was worse. Her baby had one kidney that did not fully develop and the other was blocked. He was delivered around 34 wks and lived for about 100 mins. It freaked both my husband and I out cause we did know if that was the case with our son.
I can only imagine how it would feel if my husband wasn't there for support.
Just try to take it easy and trust God to take care of everything.

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