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I am currently 34 weeks 3 days pregnant. 2 months ago I was diagnosed with a velamentous cord insertion (luckily I don't have placenta previa though). Thankfully the baby is developing well. But now I have unfortunately also developed gestational hypertension. Because of that, my doctor wants to induce at 37 weeks or even earlier if necessary. I am a bit scared, as I have read that it can be dangerous to induce with a velamentous cord insertion. Something about the possible rupture of vessels that could lead to bleeding and could therefore endanger the baby. My doctor told me that it's save to induce and that they will monitor the baby very closely. I would prefer a vaginal birth as opposed to a cesarean section, but in the end all I really care about is the well-being of my baby. Did anybody go through the same situation? Any info would be highly appreciated!
I'm not sure about the safety of inducing with that complication. I know with the previa I had they made me have a c-section. I think that you have a great outlook about it though, always wanting what is best for both momma and baby is the most important thing. Does your Dr know that you are ok with a c-section if it is necessary?
I was not aware of what this condition was so I went and researched it....One thing they say is if the vessels are close to the cervix, the baby would be delivered via c-section....
Here is the link to the info I read about it...
I hope all goes well for you and the baby.....Keep us posted and ask the Dr. all the questions you need to make sure you and baby are kept healthy. And if c-section is the way to go, then go for it. I know it is not always what we want...I had 2 vaginal births and then the third I had placenta previa that never resolved itself and I had to have a c-section and I was really upset at first...Then I was scared, and in the end I had a healthy baby girl who is 18 months now...And I am pregnant with my 4th now....:-)
Thanks a lot for the info. I talked to my doc again and she reassured me that in my case a vaginal birth shouldn't be an issue (the vessels are not close to the cervix). She will keep a close eye on the baby and if needed she will do an emergency c-section...she doesn't think that will happen though. Good luck for your pregnancies!!!