Hi hon, I'm not sure what either of your two issues are exactly. I do have complete placenta previa. Its covered my whole cervix for about 8 wks now. The ob said he's seen ppl go to term with it and ppl go early with it but it does get monitored closely. I hope you can keep your baby cooking for a long time!
I have a placenta previa, vasa previa and velamentous cord insertion hahah I'm so speciali got all 3!!!! I am delivering in 6 weeks at 34 weeks. Perinatologist and ob don't want me to go past that date due to possible rupture potential. I am and have been on modified bedrest since 18 weeks when I was diagnosed after bleeding and a diagnosis of sch. Withut this we would have never known about the other stuff so thank you God. Hang in there it will be ok but it is very serious. No lifting walking exercising and absolute pelvic rest no orgasms at all! Boooo
Thanks for your reply. I am having another scan at 28 weeks and then meeting the obstetrician at 30 weeks but he does not seem to have any concerns and has even suggested a natural birth. What you have said seems to be the common practice so I am starting to feel a tad nervous!!!!
Omg I can't believe he wants to deliver vaginally. That's insane. With just a placenta previa yip our risk for bleed is extreme. Has he ever delt with a VCI? It's dangerous! I would go to a perinatologist for sure. You know there is a 100 percent survival rate as long as eh follow the recommendations of no vagina delivery? That is scary to me!
Henenergy, thanks for inviting me to the group via my post.
I have not had an actual diagnosis of VP, but I strongly believe so far that I do have it (my doctor drew a diagram of what it looked like inside my uterus, I do have Complete Placenta Previa and also something with the cord, it attaches off-center from the placenta, which would indicate VCI, but it also attaches to the uterine wall as well, which sounds like VP)
I go for another ultrasound on June 15th and have my Ob-Gyn appointment on June 19th. I'm in Canada, so specialists are hard to find. I am lucky in that the ultrasound department that I go to has a colour doppler and great machines. If I am fully and truly diagnosed on the 19th I am going to have a ton of questions for my doctor to see how she plans on handling it, I do know she does deal with High Risk Pregnancies and whatnot, but seeing as how uncommon Vasa Previa is, I want to be certain that they know I don't want to take ANY risks with my child whatsoever, and will definitely be asking for an elective c-section at no later than 36 weeks, and also I will be wanting the steroid injections for baby's lungs. I just want this baby to arrive safe and sound.
Anyone here have anymore updates as to their condition or what protocol their doctor is/will be following?
As of my last appointment, my doctor didn't want to speculate on the cord issue because she said the wording in the letter from the ultrasound tech was unclear and she didn't know if she was interpreting it right, so she did definitely want me to get another ultrasound to double check and see how things are going. I was taken completely off of work duty, no heavy lifting over 20 lbs (I've been keeping it safe and not lifting over 10 just in case), and no sex. I've been trying to take it as easy as possible as I don't want any instances of bleeding.
I will update here for sure when I find out the results of my ultrasound. Big hugs to you ladies!
I had another scan today. I am now 30 weeks but Vasa Previa has still not been confirmed. The specialist does not think that I have it but I am having another scan next week with the sonographer to check again with better equipment.
I am in NZ. My doctor is aware of Vasa previa and said he had not had a case since the 1990's. Guess I just keep waiting for the final verdict although time does feel like it is ticking by.
Henergy, if they are still uncertain about it are they going to go ahead with an early c-section just in case? Big to you!!! I do hope you don't have it. Would be nice if they could confirm 100% one way or the other!
The suggestion has been an internal scan (does not sound pleasant) to confirm or not. I will see my midwife in the next couple of days to make a plan.
Hopefully you find out for sure in June what the verdict is. They found it harder to see the cord at 30 weeks due to the baby having its head down. The specialist thinks it is fine from what he can see but his equipment is not as high tec as the sonographers.
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