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JazzAnnNonMouse Sun 20-Jan-13 19:41:26


NotADragonOfSoup Tue 12-Mar-13 12:16:59

I've always assumed that they don't move as such but shift/grow out of the way as the uterus expands and they grow. I'm not medically trained in any way whatsoever though!

I think a complete placental abruption would be catastrophic outside of a hospital too, especially in the 50s. One thing CTM has shown me is how bloody lucky we are now, in many ways!

Sinkingfeeling Tue 12-Mar-13 12:20:33

Am I the only one who thought Sister Bernadette said her real name was Sheena, not Sheila?

BartletForTeamGB Tue 12-Mar-13 12:35:47

The subtitles said "Shelagh."

ppeatfruit Tue 12-Mar-13 12:42:40

Yes agree about our luck !! NotADragon Interesting about the fact that the placenta grows out of the way thanks grin

NotADragonOfSoup Tue 12-Mar-13 12:52:00

I wouldn't call it a fact! That's just the way I've imagined it as I can't really see that it can creep up out of the way IYSWIM smile

GeorginaWorsley Tue 12-Mar-13 21:08:57

Had placental abruption with DC4,was full on medical emergency,crash section and all.
DC 4 ok but I had large haemorrhage and was very ill.
That was 7 years ago.
Thank God was in hospital and it wasn't 1950s

ppeatfruit Wed 13-Mar-13 08:04:34

That must be worst of all Georgina because it can't be noticed on a scan before it actually happens (i'm guessing here of course) Glad it all turned out well it must be a difficult for you and your family to think about on his birthday!!

youfhearted Wed 13-Mar-13 08:07:11

i was sure it was sheena, good scottish name,
oh how i sobbed when she got the letter and ring from the doctor.

would chummy have had a caesarian ? although she did haemorhage again.

MarthasHarbour Wed 13-Mar-13 08:43:02

i thought caesarian youf

Struffle Wed 13-Mar-13 08:53:59

I can explain how placenta previa 'moves' out the way if you like, because I had this with one of my pregnancies (and it moved in the end). It was explained to me like this: imagine sticking a sticker on the wall of an unblown up balloon. It could partially cover the part of the balloon where the air gets in. If you blow up the balloon, however, the walls of the balloon expand, and the sticker could 'move' away from the entrance to the balloon so that it is not covering the entrance at all. That is the same with a placenta. The walls of the womb expand and can take the placenta away from the cervix.

HTH. smile

ppeatfruit Wed 13-Mar-13 12:25:21

Thanks struffle grin

AGiddyKipperInOneHand Wed 13-Mar-13 20:03:40

Loved this episode, and so glad it fell on Mother's Day. DD and I were concerned that the good doctor was going to crash on the way to picking up Sister Bernadette/Shelagh, and when she was emerging out of the fog we both shouted 'don't run her over!' as we couldn't quite let ourselves believe they would be allowed a happy ending. I couldn't resist an excited 'they made her a woolly hug!' and I got special hugs from my dds later as I'd crocheted them each a woolly hug for Christmas.

Will miss CTM, such great casting and superb writing that draws the family together doesn't come around often enough.

Piffpaffpoff Wed 13-Mar-13 20:16:38

Giddykipper we thought he was going to run her over too! We were sitting going 'oh god no, it's Downton all over again'.

lrichmondgabber Fri 15-Mar-13 11:02:38

I am yet to be convinced that the lead actress has much talent. Her size is her gift apparently

NotADragonOfSoup Fri 15-Mar-13 12:26:14

Size? confused

LottieJenkins Sun 17-Mar-13 15:02:15

I have just watched the last episode as I recorded DOI on Sunday and watched Crufts! grin
I absolutely howled my eyes out and loved Dolly calling the little girl Samantha. (High Society maybe???) and Baby Fred too!

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