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    I had another previa check today and got some pretty good news. My previa has not clear yet. But it has moved 1cm in the past 3 weeks. It is now 1cm away at the closest and mostly 2+cm. I have one last check in 2 weeks at 38w. In the meantime, I met with an obstetrician. He has yet to go over the u/s and talk with the MFM specialist, but barring any surprises when he sees it, he is fine with me attempting a vaginal delivery (likely with an IV and possibly an epidural in place in case I hemorrhage and need an emergency c/s). I'll be talking more with him tomorrow about the plan, and we'll confirm it after the next u/s. My cervix is still 3.75cm, so nobody is particularly worried about labor any time soon. Heck, I may even go over.
    Baby is estimated at 5lb14oz and they gave us a cute 3-D picture of him resting his face on his arm.


    The doctor actually called attempting a vaginal delivery with a posterior marginal placenta previa "a no-brainer". He's also on board for the "natural c-section" (with me watching the delivery, delivering the baby slowly, and giving baby right to me) if a c/s is necessary but the situation allows a few extra minutes.
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    GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hopefully as baby grows it just keeps on moving and none of the worries or backups even become an issue, but that attempting it at all is a no-brainer...WONDERFUL. Yay for supportive and reasonable OBs!
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    I'm glad that everything seems to be resolving and that your doctor is on board with a trial of labor, and a "natural" c-section if that becomes necessary! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

    I might have mentioned this before if they haven't recently done a vaginal color Doppler ultrasound, please make sure they do that at 38 weeks. There is a condition called vasa previa in which the placenta previa appears to have resolved, but the blood vessels feeding the placenta have not. The blood vessels can't be seen properly on an abdominal ultrasound or without color Doppler. It's a life-threateningly serious condition and the only treatment is surgical delivery, generally at 37 weeks so there's no risk of the cervix starting to dilate. If you have any spotting at all in the meantime, please go in immediately and insist on one.
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    Thanks. I shared several boards on here over the years with women who lost babies to vasa previa. I had the vaginal color doppler done at 28w and again today. Everything looked fine.
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    Yay! This is excellent news! Sounds like your doctor has it under control with a good plan!
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    The challenge now is going to be how to balance my desire for a natural birth with the safety precautions necessary with my situation. I'm going to have to have a long talk with my MW about that at my appointment next week. The two main things I've always wanted to try (and never gotten to) are laboring in a tub and pushing squatting. I don't know what mobility I'll be allowed, or even if the MW will be my main provider or the OB (they work together).

    The doc confirmed the plan after looking at my scan. He seems really optimistic.
    raingirl28 and cactuswren like this.
    big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
    middle boy 8.12.09 @ 39+4 7lbs 9oz, 21" BFed for 13.5 months
    little boy 4.26.11 @ 38+4 6lbs 14oz, 19.5" BFed until 26mo and again 30-37mo
    baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
    8.16.12 & 12.16.12

    TTA, but would welcome a surprise


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