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At a 19wk u/s I was diagnosed with complete placenta previa, completely central to the cervix. A 27 week u/s showed it to be marginal, just shy of 1 cm (8 mm) from the cervix. I had a follow-up u/s yesterday, which at 31 weeks, confirmed exactly the same distance that the 27 week u/s. Coincidentally, growth from the pubic symphysis to the top the uterus measured exactly the same - 29 cm - on my 28 week & 30 week prenatal visits. I figure this accounts for the lack of placental movement.<br><br>
I have yet to bleed and now that the placenta is marginal, I wonder if I've passed that risk over. It's an incredible relief that the placenta has moved from complete to marginal. This takes me out of a planned c-section, but if nothing is to change, I'll still be birthing in the hospital instead of at home. My hb midwife said that I should start preparing a hospital birthing plan and that plan should touch upon an emergency c-section, as well. If anyone has a good template to follow, feel free to pass it along.<br><br>
I oscillate between feeling positive that the placenta will move the additional 2.2 cm needed to birth at home (I still have 8 to 10 cm left of growing to do, right?!) - to worrying that its posterior position will hinder the ability of the placenta to move any further - to being swamped by the OB's (hb midwife's backup) lack of positive encouragement (most of the time the placenta has far cleared out by this point, she says, and since mine hasn't she doesn't want to give me false hope) - to making peace with an impending hospital delivery/potential emergency c-section. Irregardless if the placenta clears, I still have underlying fears of hemorrhaging and I'm generally sketched about birthing within the hospital (I'm a real sucky rule follower).<br><br>
But, I'm taking a ton of solace in the fact that my CPM will be able to deliver with me in the hospital, and although she won't be able to "catch" the baby, her relationship with her back-ups & the hospital will allow her tons of anonymity in the birth process. Basically, they'll leave us alone until the moment of deliver. And, then they'll run interference =( Nonetheless, I'll have a rad birth coach and doula by my side.<br><br>
I've been internet shy for a while & haven't been following much of what's going on around here; but, I appreciate the support I received when I initially posted and wanted to give an update. I've been thinking a lot about burnindinner...hope she & her placenta are doing well...and I'm sending her strength and good vibes.<br><br>
If you can point me to a good birth plan template, or if you have any stories of 3rd trimester marginals moving during the last 8 weeks, send them along. Peace & love to all you mamas.
 

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Wow, how great that it moved from complete to marginal! I'm sorry it isn't all the way moved yet, but it seems very likely that it still could. A lot of growth does happen after 27 weeks--you have a third of the pregnancy to go still.
 

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Even though it hasn't moved in your last two visits, there is still a LOT of time left. DDs moved around 35-36 weeks, if I remember correctly!<br><br>
Sending you placenta-moving vibes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Oh, I love to hear about further migrating placentas! Thanks for the vibes mamas, and thanks for that bit of good news, NWmt_mama! I'm hearing a lot about 36-38 marginal to low-lying placenta movement. This is awesomely inspiring.
 
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