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January 25th, 2010, 12:08 PM
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For those of you who don't do U/S - how do you know where your placenta is? Esp that you don't have placenta previa? I figure there must be a way - I just don't know it! Or can you have a vaginal birth with placenta previa?
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January 25th, 2010, 12:16 PM
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I think placenta previa (complete) is one of the very few complications where a c/s is your safest alternative... the risks of a vag delivery to mom and baby are too great. I believe this usually causes bleeding at the end of pregnancy, as the cervix starts dilating, there may be other indications as well.

If you have an anterior placenta you can feel it, or tell where it is b/c your pulse can be heard very strong over that area. If it is anywhere else, I don't know how you could really tell. I'm not sure if it makes any difference where the placenta is, so long as it is away from the cervix.
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January 25th, 2010, 12:19 PM
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yep,what she said! Anterior placentas can usually be easily diagnosed. Previa typically will have other signs like spotting/bleeding, and can sometimes be felt towards the end of the pregnancy during an exam. Typically any of those would send you to have an ultrasound to rule out a possible problem.
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January 26th, 2010, 09:17 AM
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This has been my one concern with not having any ultra sounds...I have the option if I want it, so I'm just trying to decide.
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January 27th, 2010, 08:50 AM
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You can hear the placenta through a fetoscope or doppler. Placenta previa will give you other warning signs as you get closer to the end.
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January 27th, 2010, 05:12 PM
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January 28th, 2010, 07:51 AM
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It has a very low incident rate. It is concidered an emergency and you would end up with an emergency c-section but why feel "high-risk" your entire pregnancy and worry the entire way a long. I don't feel that it warrants an ultrasound and if symptoms arrise you can deal with them at that time.

But at the same time if you are going to worry about it whether you have an ultrasound or not I think it is most important to be as stress free during pregnancy as you can and therefor I would get the ultrasound to put your mind at ease.
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