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April 20th, 2012, 05:31 PM
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So on my last appointment my doctor told me I had placenta previa, but did not seem concerned with pelvic rest, dtd or anything like that.

However I got home and read most doctors DO recommend not doing those things until it has cleared up on it's own. I really am terrified to do anything that may hurt my baby - but at the same time it's kind of hard not wanting to be intimate with my husband.

I already held off during the 1st trimester - is it wrong not to want to hold off now? I want to do whatever it takes to make sure my baby is okay but - it's difficult.

Since my doctor didn't advise me to hold off - should I just go with his judgement or be cautious?
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April 20th, 2012, 09:22 PM
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Hmm...when is your next appointment? Could you maybe call the nurse line at your doctors office and ask them to ask your doctor for you? Just say maybe you forgot to ask him about it and want to make sure?
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April 20th, 2012, 10:17 PM
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If your doctor didn't put restrictions on you I don't see why not... Id be cautious like not lifting EXTREMELY heavy things but I think you would be okay to like bring I'm groceries, be intimate with your husband etc. (Just don't go to crazy! ) haha.


I'm not a doctor so obviously I don't know. Call your doc and ask for sure. But if they didn't specifically say restrictions I would just watch yourself not really take it easy to say.
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April 21st, 2012, 04:42 AM
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I am a worrier, so I would be extra cautious and try to do as little as possible, but I am no doctor. Maybe there are reasons why he didn't give you restrictions. I think calling the doctor and just asking would be the best way to go - this way you'll have a definitive answer.
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April 21st, 2012, 06:18 AM
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I agree with giving the office a call about it.

Is yours a complete previa? Or is it just a low lying placenta? It seems there would be more restrictions for those that have the placenta completely over their cervix.
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April 21st, 2012, 11:02 AM
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I agree with giving the office a call about it.

Is yours a complete previa? Or is it just a low lying placenta? It seems there would be more restrictions for those that have the placenta completely over their cervix.
It is just a partial previa so it's just lying low- he said it should move on it's own. He said since I haven't had any bleeding or problems as of yet I shouldn't need to be on pelvic rest or anything - but of course if I have any vaginal bleeding to go to the doctors or hospital immediately for monitoring.
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April 23rd, 2012, 08:10 AM
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Sorry, I just reading this. I would be cautious, but that's me. Did you call the doctor's office?
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April 24th, 2012, 07:24 AM
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It is likely due to the fact that it is partial previa, if it was complete, I would definitely question it, but it could be so minor that he doesn't see that it will affect anything by not being restricted. I would just be cautious when doing certain things like DTD...just don't be rough

But, you can still call just to make sure, just say that you forgot to ask specifics and you wanted to be sure.
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April 24th, 2012, 08:29 AM
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When they thought I had partial placenta previa, I was banned from DTD completely. If even a little part is covering your cervix, then the banging up against it can pull your placenta away from the wall. My doctor said it is better to be safe than sorry.
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