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Placenta praevia - life between bleeds

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Crawlingupthewalls Sat 07-Jan-17 19:57:40

Hello, looking for advice on the above really as currently finding the whole rollercoaster rather stressful.

A low lying placenta was picked up at my 20 week scan but I didn't think much of it as I assumed it would move and I'm a high risk pregnancy anyway so I try not borrow trouble! Unfortunately pretty much smack on entering the third trimester I had a big bleed followed by several smaller ones. Was hospitalised for 5 days and then released home two days ago with instructions to do very little and stay at home or within vicinity of hospital. Consultant told me more bleeds were likely and to be prepared to come back in.

I'm finding it very difficult back at home. I feel like a bomb waiting to go off. I don't feel unwell so I want to go about normal life but the consultant basically scared me off doing anything but the basics (easier said than done with one dc already).

I'd be really grateful for anyone else's experience or advice on how to manage all the uncertainty. I know the doctors can't predict the outcome so I'm guessing it's a case of getting my head in the right place but currently I'm really struggling.

Thank you!

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