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<p>I had my routine u/s at 20 weeks just to verify that everything was where it should be.. and at that appointment the Dr. told me I had placenta previa.. he was not too concerned, and did not say if it was complete or not.. and that we would do another u/s at 28 weeks.. I had that u/s on Monday and sadly. It is complete. ugh.  </p>
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<p>There is still time my placenta could move but the odds are definitely not in my favor. Thankfully I have not had any bleeding and my placenta is anterior (which apparently is better than being posterior).  He said we would do another u/s or MRI to determine if I have accreta. </p>
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<p>I am trying to stay positive, I am soooo not looking forward to a section. But if my option is a section or bleeding out.. it is not really much of a choice.   I will try to keep you girls updated with what I know.. but for now.. it is not much. </p>
 

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<p>What a bummer!  I had partial previa at all of my ultrasounds.  Did you schedule another follow-up ultrasound?  I'll hope it moves for you.  If not, then I wish you a safe delivery and pleasant recovery. </p>
 

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<p>So sorry!  That is a bummer!  But at least you know and can keep an eye on it.  And if you know you have to have a CS, then you can try to arrange it as best you can--so that it's as positive as possible.</p>
 

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<p>I meant to add, too, that it's just one of those things you have no control over.  None.  There's nothing you can do, and there's nothing you did.  You just have to respect the placenta!</p>
 

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<p>Yeah, I understand there is nothing I can do to make it move.. but I am still hoping it moves. This is my third pregnancy and I always do natural child birth have and typically have a quick labor.. so the idea of a section is an even harder grain to deal with...</p>
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<p>I have done more reading up on it and it sounds like my OB actually knows what he is talking about.. so that is a plus :) Right now I am just in the hurry up and wait phase.. and hoping I don't bleed.  It has really put a damper on my last part of my pregnancy though.. nothing like being told.. so if you bleed, even a little get to the ER immedately.. blah.</p>
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<p>Thanks for your kind words mommas!</p>
 

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<p>I have heard that some midwives have had success with homeopathic treatments to encourage the placenta to move.  I don't recall which remedy though, so if you are interested you'll have to do a little research to find out.  It's never fun to be faced with a cesarean you have no choice in!  I'm so sorry.  </p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mylilmonkeys</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285573/complete-placenta-previa-at-28-weeks#post_16122093"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I have heard that some midwives have had success with homeopathic treatments to encourage the placenta to move.  I don't recall which remedy though, so if you are interested you'll have to do a little research to find out.  It's never fun to be faced with a cesarean you have no choice in!  I'm so sorry.  </p>
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<br><br><p>I've heard that too, but I'm pretty skeptical.  In more than 90% of cases in which placenta previa is identified at the mid-pregnancy ultrasound, the problem resolves, so the homeopathic treatments could be doing nothing, and patients could still see their desired outcome.</p>
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<p>I had placenta previa, and there is nothing about it that does not suck.  Hang in there.  The longer you stay pregnant, the better.</p>
 
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