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That's what really sucks. I've had NO bleeding. No spotting. No indications of previa except for the u/s. Which, I know, is about as conclusive as it gets.
I've not stopped dtd, or exercising, or any of those things that are "recommended" for women with previa. Which makes it all the more exasperating to find out it didn't resolve.
I have been reading some good things about acupuncture, so I'm going to try that.
|The concern with placenta previa is that the birth canal could be blocked by the placenta, either partially or completely. It’s possible the placenta could be pulled from the uterine wall when the cervix dilates during labor. This could cause bleeding and potentially be harmful to your baby, which is why unresolved placenta previa may result in Caesarian section delivery.|
|Just like MeepyCat, I am not impressed by that acupuncture site. It seems very unprofessional and misleading. A complete previa absolutely precludes vaginal delivery, and bleeding with a previa is considered an obstetrical emergency.|
But I also think it is false to say that EVERY previa is fatal if you don't have a surgical birth. Would I risk my life or my child's in this day and age? No, I would not. But there are cases, both historic and modern, of women delivering vaginally, with previa, where both mom and baby survived. There are degrees of previa, and I can see where a marginal previa could cause greater than normal bleeding but otherwise not harm mom or baby. Complete previa, obviously, is another kettle of fish.
I hope that your placenta moves. It would be the best of all possible things. But you should give some thought to planning in case it doesn't.
|I'm nearly 42, I've had two losses, and last pregnancy ended in an induction due to pre-e. I was really looking forward to having this baby girl at home. It is this loss that I grieve the most right now.|
Jen, former attorney and now SAHM to 11 yo ds and 8 yo ds
Thank you, wombjuice. I *have* been talking to both the placenta and the baby (even though it makes me feel a little silly) about "unblocking the door" so that the baby can get out. And whenever I do moxibustion (2xday), I do visualization. I should make more time than that, but it's hard with the preschooler running at me from many directions all day!
I've also been - at a joking suggestion from my mw - eating more dairy and more calories in general to get the baby (and uterus) growing more and giving space for the placenta to shift.
Even though I am taking a two pronged approach, not assuming either that it will or won't move, I'm trying to put most of my energy into the shifting rather than planning the c-section.
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