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Old 06-03-2005, 08:14 AM   #1
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Early Placenta Previa???

Hi!

This is my first time posting to the site. I am around 10 weeks with my first baby. I am very excited and nervous at the same time. At my first prenatal visit last week my doctor performed an U/S to try and determine my due date. He said the heartrate is good and the baby looks fine but he menioned that the placenta looks like it is too close to the cervix. He said that it might move up with the change of the uterus and the growth of the baby but I am still worried about it.

Did any one else experience this early on?

 
Old 06-03-2005, 10:27 AM   #2
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Re: Early Placenta Previa???

Yes I had this with my son! I kept having to go back for additional ultrasounds to monitor if the placenta was moving up as the uterous grows. Try not to worry, the main thing is how low it is, the closer to the cervix the more dangerous, sometimes it blocks or partially blocks. In most cases you can elect to have a scheduled C section to avoid the risk of rupturing the placenta during delivery, which is what I chose. They said I could attempt natural child birth but if I started bleeding to much they would rush me to the OR for an emergency C section. So it just wasn't worth the risk, I elected the sch C section. I had a really easy time with mine. Try not to worry, I had no complications at all, they do want you to let them know if you start seeing blood, but thats the case in any pregnancy. Take care, you will be fine, enjoy all the ultrasounds!
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Old 06-03-2005, 10:53 AM   #3
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Re: Early Placenta Previa???

Thanks for the reply!!!

 
Old 06-03-2005, 11:32 AM   #4
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Re: Early Placenta Previa???

Went thru this with my last son, and was told not to have sex or insert ANYTHING into my vagina. I went back in 2 weeks and was told that it corrected itself. So it just might do that...Good Luck!

 
Old 06-03-2005, 11:41 AM   #5
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Re: Early Placenta Previa???

That is good to hear!

My Doctor said since I am so early that as long as I don't have any bleeding or cramps we can wait a few weeks for the next ultrasound and then see what happens.

 
Old 06-03-2005, 07:01 PM   #6
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Re: Early Placenta Previa???

i had the same problem with my first pregnancy, and just kept having to go back and get it checked,and sure enough it moved up by like 18 weeks and i had no problems at all with it! good luck!

 
Old 06-04-2005, 05:44 AM   #7
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Re: Early Placenta Previa???

It's probably nothing to worry about. On my first u/s (12 weeks) my placenta was partially covering my cervix. I just went in a couple of days ago, (24 weeks) and she said it's definitely not now. It moved way up there. As everything grows, it will probably fix itself. Just be careful until then.

 
Old 06-04-2005, 06:48 AM   #8
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Re: Early Placenta Previa???

FirstTimeMomma, try not to worry too much AT LEAST at this point. My daughter-in-law (who was due 5/30 and STILL not delivered) discovered at five months that she had COMPLETE placenta previa. She was told that when "the previa" was complete at her stage that it was extremely unlikely that it would move and also that she would definitely need a c-section and that the baby would come early. I did a lot of research and heard from several people on this board who had experiences with this problem. We prepared for the fact that we would have an early baby and that my DIL would possibly spend a lot of time in bed.

She had to go back for another ultrasound a month later and "the previa" had corrected itself. The technician was very surprised and said again that it was unlikely that it would have reversed. She also explained that early on it isn't too uncommon for people have it and I believe the reason was that there was much room for the placenta to move. REGARDLESS it did correct itself and hasn't moved again and obviously she has carried this little boy 41 weeks, so far!!!!!!

Don't worry too much. Go on the internet and do a search for this condition. There are some wonderful sites out there. I would tell you what they are but I did it once before and got myself banned. I forgot that you couldn't do that. Good Luck and keep us up-to-date!!

 
Old 06-06-2005, 08:06 AM   #9
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Re: Early Placenta Previa???

Thanks to all of you for the responses. I do feel better knowing that this has improved for many people. Now I just need to wait and see. Isn't that what pregnancy is about? lol!
I am feeling pretty good so far and wil keep my fingers crossed until the next ultrasound.

 
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