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Urgent Advice needed: Amniotic sac coming away from placenta

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LittleBairn Tue 18-Nov-14 10:27:39

I'm 18+3 yesterday I was told at a scan with my consultant that a small part of my amniotic sac is coming away from the placenta.
He said he sees this with Normal pregnancies too but with my history it is a serious concern but there is nothing they can do for me other than Bed rest which I was already on.

If you have had this happen to you how long between it being found on the scan and your waters going? How long until you delivered?
If there is anything you think might be helpful to me not matter how small please share.

My history DS died at 16 weeks gestation I had a catastrophic pProms my waters & the sac went completely. My cervix stayed closed and I had to be induced into labour.

DD died at 19+2 gestation. This was different in that at 18+2 I was found to be 6cm dilated with bulging membranes. After a few days and some anti-contraction drugs I had reduced to 3-4 CM they were going to give me 24 hours then attempt a cervical stitch. But my waters broke, not as catastrophic pProms as the first, DD still had her sac and some fluid but it was significant. I still I didn't go into labour.
Unfortunately the waters made it clear she was seriously infected and within 24 hours I was fighting off septicaemia. Eventually we induced labour and she was delivered dead at 19+2.

Both post mortums showed both babies were perfectly healthy.

We were given a very specialist consultant in fetal medicine he was supportive of us having another baby, all were in agreement that it was something to do with my cervix we kept a close eye on it throughout this pregnancy but I appears we were all wrong.

I'm very worried right now but I didn't get much of a chance to speak to my Dr and I need to know what usually happens afterwards.

ChatEnOeuf Tue 18-Nov-14 11:19:52

So sorry to hear of your distress and your previous losses thanks. I don't know much about this I'm afraid but I'm keeping everything crossed that you're little one stays inside and healthy until much nearer term.

LittleBairn Tue 18-Nov-14 12:46:39

Thank you chat.

LittleBairn Tue 18-Nov-14 22:19:38

Bump seriously am I that much of a freak?

maccie Tue 18-Nov-14 22:27:36

Your definitley not a freak. You just have an uncommon problem. There are some lovely knowledgeable midwives on these boards and I am sure they will be along soon.we can offer a hand to hold till they turn up

prettywhiteguitar Tue 18-Nov-14 22:48:29

That sounds very distressing, unfortunately I have no advice or experience but I'm sure there will be others that do.

Are you at home on bed rest or in hospital ?

I hope that your baby stays put for a while longer flowers you must be under a lot of stress

Trapper Tue 18-Nov-14 22:53:46

No idea, sorry. Bump.

Minithemoocher Tue 18-Nov-14 22:58:42

Hand holding and bumping for you

angelopal Wed 19-Nov-14 07:48:45

Sorry for your losses. No experience of your condition but did loose first dc neonatally.

Have you ever used the SANDS forums?There may be some one on there that has more knowledge. They also have a next pregnancy group which I was part of for my next pregnancy and kept me sane.

Hope everything works out for you.

LittleBairn Wed 19-Nov-14 11:58:46

pretty I'm at home. They offered to admit me but if there is nothing they can do it's pointless and would only increase the risk of infection. I am scanned every two weeks so at each scan (if I make it that far) we will review. Or if there are further developments.

angel I'm sorry for the lose of up your DC.
I don't have much to do with SANDS due to them holding their meetings in the hospital where I lost my babies. I joined their forums a long time ago but it was very quiet to non existent but I'll have a look again. Thanks for the reminder.

prettywhiteguitar Thu 20-Nov-14 19:30:57

Gosh sounds like an awful waiting game, I agree that you should try to keep out of hospital. The not knowing must be awful for you

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