I had my follow up U/S to check my SCH. The baby was fine but I am apparently not going to be complication-free for this pregnancy. I still have an SCH. The tech was not able to tell me for sure if it was the same one or a new one since it was a different U/S method (transvaginal to abdominal). In addition to that, the placenta was blocking the birth canal which means I have placenta previa too. The good news is I have not been spotting or bleeding and I hope it stays that way. The OB said it could move but I kind of got the feeling that she didn't think it would (nothing that she said just an intuition feeling - hopefully my intuition meter is broke).
She put me on complete pelvic rest (no DTD), continued to emphasize no lifting or pulling on anything and recommended resting as much as possible. She also said that it was a good thing that I'm not working during this PG. She said I wouldn't be able to. I have another follow up U/S in 4 weeks so at least I get to see my LO again.
If anyone wants to shed some light on previa, I will gladly take any info. I have read up on it... mostly online. From what I read, it seems like I have Complete since the tech showed my birth canal in the middle of the placenta on the screen. I'm not sure if that makes it less likely of moving or doesn't matter. I'm already going to be a scheduled Csect so that part doesn't concern me. I'm more concerned about the possibility of bleeding or going into labor early/too early if it doesn't move.
Here's my pic...
The thin vertical dark section near the baby's feet is the SCH. This LO's profile looks very similar to DD's U/S pic. I loved seeing this LO moving arms and legs all about.
It can move still, you're WAY early in your pregnancy to be truly stressed about it at this point. I have a friend who has it (or HAD it, hers has moved but is still allllmost in the way) and she's had spotting on and off. Mostly if she does too much, so take your doc serious when they said to rest.
I have previa too, but marginal which means it's right on the border and I did have heavy bleeding. Mine will likely move, but I was also put on pelvic rest and the doc is checking the position at each visit. I did read that complete is less likely to move, but since you're still early it may. I believe that it's less likely if you're further along. Keeping my fingers crossed it moves and the rest of your pregnancy is stress free!
DS - Stephen 7/5/06 (born 6 weeks early)
DD - Sophia 9/16/11 (born at 37 weeks, 6 days)
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First of all, your baby is absolutely beautiful!
I'm sorry you've got some complications. Are you going to be able to rest a lot? I hope your placenta will move soon. I don't know anything about previa other than it CAN move.
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Try not to stress on the SCH as they are very very common, almost ALL babies have them, the concern is more the size. I have one as well with this pregnancy and with each u/s it has been smaller (it should shrink as you go along). Do you know the size of it? Mine was 1cm by 1cm and now it's almost gone. I also had previa with my second son and it moved but it was marginal. If it's right over the cervix it's unlikely to move, but still could... the fact that you haven't had any bleeding is a GREAT sign! Hang in there!
I think that it is still really early and just take everything one day at a time. I would worry about bleeding when/if it happens and right now I think everything is going really good. I have SCH which caused a lot of bleeding and like PP said they do get smaller and smaller as the baby grows.
it can move! and I hope it does. It can as late as the last 10 weeks, so dont lose hope.
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Thank you ladies! I'm not stressing too much right now... just going to wait & see. I'm a researcher & planner so I like to be prepared. It actually helps me to stay calm about things.