So at my 20 week ultrasound the doctor told me I have marginal placenta previa (the placenta is 1cm from my cervix). From what I know, that if it doesn't resolve itself that would mean a c-section I am not totally stressing yet but I am worried about being risked out of the birth center and the possibility of a c-section without even getting to go into labor.
I don't know if I really even have a question - I am just bummed and know that you all would understand.
I am just hoping it moves up by the time I go in for a recheck.
I really hope it moves for you. I don't have the statistics right here, but I just read that placenta previa is actually misdiagnosed more times than not and the odds are in your favor that it will move!
However, you should jump over to the October 2010 BB and read the post about Vasa Previa. One of the girls over there had it once and she is always trying to spread the word. I won't go into the details because I honestly only know what she has said, but one of the risks is Placenta Previa (even when it reconciles itself). She lost her baby, but it is a very manageable condition if it's caught (hers went undetected). I'm definitely not trying to worry you any more, but if I were you I would've wanted someone to link me to it.
Vasa Praevia - Are You At Risk?
Move Placenta... MOVE!!! I have read that often when noticed early it will correct itself, and I really hope that is the case for you. (((HUGS))) I have thought about things like this too, and I feel for you... I know I would be totally bummed too.
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Try not to sweat it, the odds are overwhelmingly in your favor that it will move up as your uterus grows. This early along a low lying placenta will move out of the way like 95+% of the time. You can google stats on it and they will be really reassuring. I forget the actual # but I know it is super high.
I had a low lying placenta in my first pregnancy, and just had a follow up US at 32 weeks which showed it well up out of the way. Keep your chin up and just trust that it will move up out of the way and not impact your birth options at all
Thanks ladies! I have googled it - it does seem pretty likely that it will move. I have a follow up ultrasound in 6 weeks so I am thinking "moving placenta" thoughts until then.
I have a midwife appointment this afternoon, I will talk to her about it and also about being monitored for vasa previa - I hope they would have mentioned something about it yesterday, they wound up doing a transvaginal ultrasound also - which is part of the screening for it so hopefully they found nothing and therefore didn't mention it to me.
I had the same problem, and it has resolved itself. Not much else to say, just wanted to give you more support. Sending "move placenta" vibes to you!
I don't know why doctors in the U.S. don't automatically screen for Vasa Previa whenever there's been a very-low-lying placenta. It's such a quick & simple ultrasound and the risks from not doing it are so horrible. I know four women IRL who had Placenta Previa but were told their placenta moved & all was well. I told them all about UropaChild's experience & urged them to be screened. Turned out, two of them had Vasa Previa! A scheduled c-section saved their babies lives. It makes me so mad that they were both --->thisclose<--- to just blindly going into labor with a ticking time bomb in their uterus.
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Rest in peace, Martin.
Sarah's prego again!!
Anyway, MOVE placenta MOVE!!
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Like everyone else has said, it is likely your placenta will move up. Think of the uterus as a balloon with the placenta being a sticker on it and as the balloon inflates, the sticker moves.--nak--