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Placenta previa?

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WTBE Wed 06-Dec-17 15:17:02

Hi all,
A long ramble and lots of questions if anyone can answer?
I am currently 28 weeks pregnant and have a low lying placenta. Yesterday I had a consultant appointment at the hospital and they measured my bump etc everything fine.

However they don't hold much hope for my placenta to move up and have scheduled me back in after my growth scan (2 weeks) to discuss method of delivery, c-Sec I will assume.

Has anyone had this through their pregnancy and gone to have a scheduled c section? I did the worst thing and googled!!! Now I'm in a total panic of bleeding, waters breaking early, placenta abruption and still born!
Also read it is common to be put on hospital bed rest? Is that likely?

Thank you for reading all that and any answers/Stories I seem to have gone into a panic frenzy and maybe abit ott but am terrified for the baby!

Rebekah120517 Wed 06-Dec-17 15:44:11


At our 20 week scan we were told that I had placenta previa, at 25 weeks I had a bleed which I was admitted to hospital for 2 days. They gave me steroid injections for the baby to develop a little quicker incase I went into labour. At 27 weeks I had a little more blood but by luck we had an appointment with the consultant that day.

Last Thursday at 30 weeks we had a scan and the placenta has moved not to where they want it but it has moved. They have given us a date for a scan at 34 weeks and will decide if we’ve to talk section or if it’ll have moved to where it’s supposed to be.

I don’t have much advice just letting you I’m on the same boat. I googled everything to the point I was driving myself crazy and my husband! I think they like to tell you the worst case scenario but it seems to be quite common.


WTBE Wed 06-Dec-17 16:14:05

Thank you for your reply!

I'm glad to hear yours has moved even just abit! I did think they like to prepare you for the "worst" but as soon as you Google (which I understand now why doctors roll their eyes) everything seems that bit more daunting!

Abit of a personal question but do you have a hardish area above your pubic bone? I feel it more first thing after a morning wee but the baby is higher up I can tell by her movements and kicks!
Hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well! X

LorelaiVictoriaGilmore Wed 06-Dec-17 21:18:50

I have a low lying placenta and am waiting to find out if it moves. I'm at the same stage as you - 28 weeks - and also have a history of prem birth (ds was born at 35 weeks) so I am being monitored quite carefully. I'll find out in a couple of weeks if my placenta has moved and/or if I'm showing any signs of going into early labour. But nothing yet. My mantra is 'today, me and my baby are fine!'

It's very easy to freak yourself out on google. Low lying placenta is very common - most move, some don't. The 'worst case scenarios' and scary statistics are very often based on circumstances in which people didn't know that there was placenta previa, worldwide statistics where people don't have the kind of intervention and monitoring we are lucky enough to have or based on historic data.

There are all sorts of things that can go wrong in pregnancy but the over-whelming outcome in this country is healthy mum, healthy baby.

WTBE Thu 07-Dec-17 11:30:52

Thank you lorel!

I'm going to adopt your mantra too as you rationalized it alot better, it is so easy to get carried away with worry!
You are right in what you say, with increased monitoring things are picked up pretty quickly!

Thank you!

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