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Old 12-03-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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Complete Placenta Previa 21 weeks

Just got back from my 21 week ultrasound. They found my placenta was completely covering my cervix. All my doc said is that the placenta can move as the uterus grows and to call if I have any bleeding. He said they'd recheck it by US at 28 weeks. That's all he said and I was kind of stunned and didn't ask any questions. So of course, I turned to google and read some really terrifying things - preterm deliveries, hospital stays, bed rest. I know most placentas with partial previa will move, but most complete previas will not?

Anyone got any positive stories to share? Like, no it didnt move, but I had a very nice planned, full term c-sec? Or I guess even, baby came early, but no NICU stay and he's totally healthy now?

I am starting to freak out a little. My husband is deployed. I am supposed to be moving in with my parents at 28 weeks, but given all this I think I need to move now. I could use some positive stories.

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that does sound scary. I have a friend that did have a partial previa move, but unfortunately I have not heard of a complete previa moving.
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Re: Complete Placenta Previa 21 weeks

My friend had this - it didn't move and they delivered the baby early - like 34-35 weeks but baby came how with mama after spending a few hours in the NICU and everybody was good - it was a C/S delivery. I think she had to be on antibiotics but other than that all went well!
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Re: Complete Placenta Previa 21 weeks

I had a partial, it moved WAY far away by 28 weeks!
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Re: Complete Placenta Previa 21 weeks

My MIL had a complete previa and was on bed rest from 25 weeks on. Had baby at 36 weeks. Baby was born by planned c section and was perfectly healthy. That baby is now my 23 year old SIL who now has a baby of her own. They were both perfectly fine, but yes she was on bed rest.
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Re: Complete Placenta Previa 21 weeks

I had complete with both of my boys at that gestational age and had a significant bleed with DS2 at 14 weeks. Both of mine moved by 32 weeks or so. Maybe later for DS2 because we were still crossing our fingers at 34 weeks. I went full term with both with no bedrest for either and was able to deliver vaginally.
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Re: Complete Placenta Previa 21 weeks

Thanks mamas! I have a lot of things going on right now outside of the pregnancy and I guess this was just more than I could handle this afternoon. DS and I had a nice dinner at Olive Garden and I promised myself no more google. Gonna focus this week on stream lining my life because obviously I just have too much going on.
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Re: Complete Placenta Previa 21 weeks

Dou-la-la blog has a series of posts on her experience with a complete previa. Hers did move, but nit until after 37 weeks, from what I remember. Relaxing for now would be best, then decide what to do if it's still a problem later on.
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Re: Complete Placenta Previa 21 weeks

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Dou-la-la blog has a series of posts on her experience with a complete previa. Hers did move, but nit until after 37 weeks, from what I remember. Relaxing for now would be best, then decide what to do if it's still a problem later on.
agree.

There is really nothing that can be done right now except to be aware of it and monitor it.

I had a previa at 20 wks w/my son. I can't remember if it was full or partial. I would assume it was full previa b/c I was at a birth center and they all were pretty concerned, and I almost risked out of being able to deliver at the birth center. Mine DID move. I think it was re-checked at, I wanna say, 28 wks and it had moved but not enough. They checked again at, like, 32 wks?, and it had moved far enough up that it was no longer a concern. Had a healthy, big baby, uncomplicated, fast delivery.
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