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April 4th, 2014, 07:14 AM
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I had my anatomy scan yesterday and my doctor got back to me and said that I have a marginal placenta previa. I need to go back in 7-10 weeks to check to see if it has moved.

What are the chances of it moving up?
What are the chances of it movining to become a partial or complete previa?

I don't want a C-section. My husband is a paraplegic and can only do so much when it comes to a newborn (it becomes easier for him when the baby becomes mobile). I can't be bed ridding for weeks because I won't have help.

I am also registered for summer classes (I will be 27-34 weeks during these two classes). I'm debating on taking summer off. I was already going to take Fall off, I'm wondering if I should take summer off as well to avoid any issues just in case I end up with an early emergency c-sec. (ETA: These are online university classes, still a lot of work, but I don't have to go anywhere)

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April 4th, 2014, 07:42 AM
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Sorry about the placenta previa I don't have experience with it so unfortunately can't comment on the chances of it moving. I'm sure there are ladies on here who know though. On the c section (if you have to have one) - I was up and moving around fine by the time I left the hospital so worst case scenario don't freak out too much b/c you shouldn't be bed ridden from that.


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April 4th, 2014, 07:49 AM
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Sorry about the placenta previa I don't have experience with it so unfortunately can't comment on the chances of it moving. I'm sure there are ladies on here who know though. On the c section (if you have to have one) - I was up and moving around fine by the time I left the hospital so worst case scenario don't freak out too much b/c you shouldn't be bed ridden from that.


Thanks. I REALLY wanted this birth to be as close to a natural homebirth as possible (med free!). :/ and now this gets thrown in the mix.
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April 4th, 2014, 09:35 AM
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I definitely understand your fears, since I found out I have placenta previa as well, and I was set on a natural/med-free birth as well. (I've never had a c-section or surgery before, so that is scary to me.)

I have done a lot of reading up on it since I found out, and you have REALLY good prospects with a marginal previa. The marginal doesn't cover the cervix at all (it is just near it), and as the uterus grows, it will pull the placenta up even further away from the cervix. It doesn't have to move very far for you to be able to give a vaginal birth. With marginal, the risks of bleeding or any other complications are really low. I betcha by your next ultrasound, it will no longer be an issue. I wouldn't cancel classes or really worry about it at all since it's so likely to go away quickly! I've never heard of a placenta moving closer to the cervix. As far as I know, they can only move away from it, so you don't need to worry about that.

I have a complete previa, where my placenta is completely covering my cervix. This kind has a lower chance of moving out of the way on time, and a high risk of bleeding, bedrest, hospital stays, blood transfusions, and all kinds of fun stuff. But even with that, I still have a chance that it will move upwards as my uterus grows and become either a partial or marginal previa, and maybe even move further than that and I can have a regular, complication-free birth as planned. The doctor didn't seem too hopeful that it would move all the way out of the way, but I'm staying positive!
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Lurking - I had partial placenta previa with DD and it had moved completely out of the way by the time she was born.
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April 26th, 2014, 03:49 PM
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I had partial placenta previa with my son and it moved.
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