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    That is good info - thanks for sharing!

    So sorry for the loss of your son I can't even imagine, especially knowing that it would have been entirely preventable.
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    Sarah, thank you so so much for posting this information. My heart goes out to you for the loss of your son, especially knowing it was entirely preventable. It's amazing that you are able to take such a tragedy and use the opportunity to educate those around you about this truly terrible condition.

    I seem to remember the tech turning on the color blood flow monitor during my 20-week scan with Ethan, so maybe that's why?

    I know that they used the color monitor to check for any kind of heartbeat during my m/c in December (just to be absolutely sure that there wasn't one).
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    Sarah, your such a amazing person to take this and help others. Thank you so much.

    Am I at risk? I have had 1 c/s and 1 d and c. At my 20 week scan with Trevor the u/s tech turned on color and looked things for a very long time. Would this be one of the things she was looking for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KittyRN View Post
    Wow this is great info!!!! I will definitely be mentioning it to my OB my next appointment since I had that bleed this am.

    I'm so sorry you had to go through that but I'm glad you are taking that sad experience and helping others avoid it.
    I'm soooo late back to this! Did you mention it? What did they say? Have you had anymore bleeding?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ange84 View Post
    I will have to ask my doctor about this because I have had spotting going since about week 9 and at my emergency 12 week scan they noticed my placenta was low. They showed me the cord and I think it was in the middle but i will ask to be double checked at my 20 week scan if they are able to do it here (small town) if not I will ask to be referred to the next town where they have better equipment. Thanks you for the information.
    Yeah, definitely get it double checked - just in case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToriBella View Post
    Thank you for all the information! I am so sorry that you had to suffer through this, but I am so grateful that you are using your experience to educate others. It takes a strong person to be able to do that, and you are undoubtibly strong.

    I do have a question. If you fall into only one of these categories, does that put you at risk? Or is it when you are in, for example, 2 or more? I've had a few bouts of painless bleeding early on, but nothing since then. The doctor hadn't told me if my placenta was in the wrong place or anything, and I'm sure she would have if something was up, right?
    You only need fall into one of the categories for it to be worth a scan to rule out Vasa Praevia. Since you're still very early on, you will be able to find out at your 20 week scan if you need to do any further investigation. Basically, if your placenta is high up, not bilobed etc. and the cord is inserted in the middle or top end you will be fine and no further scanning is required.

    However, if you were carrying an IVF pregnancy or twins then you would probably need a transvaginal colour doppler ultrasound scan anyway, because those things in themselves present the risk - iykwim?
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    Quote Originally Posted by laurensmitty1982 View Post
    So if you have had previous c/s will they be able to tell this at your 20 week apt? Ive had 2 prior and just wondering if this is something they can see when they do your u/s?
    At your 20 week scan they should be able to scan you for other risk factors, like i mentiond above. If your placenta is normal and in a nice high place and the cord is inserted middle or top then you should be fine. I think the risk with previous uterine surgery (CS/D&C etc.) is that it can cause the placenta to implant abnormally - lower etc. I could be wrong on this though, so if in doubt check the websites in my first post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kellmommy01 View Post
    Thanks for all the info Sarah. It makes me realize that I was at high risk for that when pregnant with Oli...like I needed any other risk. I had a trilobed placenta, and one of the lobe was very low lying (mm from the cervix). AND I probably had a vanishing twin with him as there has been a twin to twin transfusion (placenta to placenta, really) and the lobe without a baby attached to it bled in my amniotic liquid.

    I'll make sure to get checked closely for vasa praevia if I have a multilobed placenta this time too.
    Wow! It sounds like you had a really worrying pregnancy! I have everything crossed that your placenta is nice and normal this time. Do you know yet?
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