question about placenta previa
PS I've read that accupuncture can help (plus it feels great) & I've been doing daily affirmations and visualizing my placenta growing up. I figure, hey it can't hurt, right?!
I keep sending you thoughts & prayers! Grow baby grow! Move placenta move!
I found this on WebMD:
"Placenta previa may be observed in as many as one in every three pregnancies before the 20th week of pregnancy. As the uterus grows, the placenta usually moves higher in the uterus, away from the cervix. But if it remains near the cervix as your due date nears -- which happens in about one in 200 pregnancies -- you're at risk for bleeding, especially during labor as the cervix thins (effaces) and opens (dilates). This can cause major blood loss in the mother. For this reason, women with a placenta previa usually deliver their babies before their due date by cesarean delivery."
The odds show that this often self corrects, going from an approx 30% rate of occurrence before 20 weeks down to 0.5% nearing birth. However, in your case it looks like it might have gone the wrong way (from partial to full). You still have some time though... fingers crossed!
Innacircle, i think he wasnt very concerned earlier about it, and didnt pay too much mind to it ( hes real laid back) where as now he figures it didnt change and hed better be more diligent lol. All i really am concerned for is a healthy baby. Its just hard not knowiing if it will bleed, kwim?
I was just this week diagnosed with placenta previa (moderate) and am 20 weeks along! I had just joined this site and posted about it in my due date forum (June 2014) about 5 minutes ago. I am so glad to know someone else is experiencing somewhat the same thing. From what I have read, the further along you get, the less likely it is to move, unfortunately. AS far as the bleeding goes, I don't think everyone with previa bleeds. I haven't yet either. That's a good thing! My midwife said if I bleed at all I am to go straight away to hospital!