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November 25th, 2011, 08:35 PM
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I have been diagnosed with placenta accreta and have done a ton of research and it seems pretty grim. I am trying to stay positive but that's kind of hard with a 7-10% maternal mortality rate hanging over my head. I don't talk about my pregnancy with anyone anymore. I hate hearing my friends talk about their awesome uncomplicated pregnancies. I just feel so bitter.

Anyone else with high risk pregnancies feel like this and how do you deal with it? I hate having to fake excitement so I don't seem horrible and I have this feeling that I'm going to die without even getting to meet my baby. I cry at least twice a day and can't get out of bed unless I have to be somewhere. How are you all coping with high risk pregancies?
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November 27th, 2011, 07:48 AM
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Hugs! It is really hard facing a high-risk pregnancy, and rule #1 is stay off the Internet. It will only make you more terrified. Rule #2 is, find a great doc who helps you feel safe. Are you seeing a perinatologist?
~Beth in Seattle

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December 3rd, 2011, 07:00 PM
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I wish you the best of luck. Also take Beth's advise and try not to find too much info from the internet. Instead find an OB that you feel comfortable asking questions to.

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December 8th, 2011, 01:04 AM
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I agree that the internet is not your friend in a high risk pregnancy do not Google ask your doctor if they have any information you could review rather then going through random pages online.

As for people and their uncomplicated pregnancies my first was as uncomplicated as it gets so living in the doctors office this time seems like it sucks even worse. The worst part for me is having people say "You are so lucky you get so many ultrasounds!" I have found a couple people I could be honest with vent and share my frustrations with and I lean on those people heavily. The time my mom said "well maybe you aren't really pregnant then" was probably the low point but I talked to my support people and they kept me from wanting to chew her out too bad.

If you have not already I would write a list of questions for the doctor/doctors the main one I would ask is how the pregnancy is going to progress and what measures will be taken for your safety also what delivery will be like. Keep us up to date and feel free to vent/whine/worry whenever it is needed everyone here is great for support. Thoughts and prayers.

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December 13th, 2011, 07:50 AM
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With my 3rd pregnancy I did not have placenta accreta, but I did have placenta previa, I had to have a c-section because from week 20 my placenta did not move up at all, it was too close to the cervix. This scared me silly. They kept telling me with a c-section you have more of a chance to loose blood and with placenta previa an even higher chance. and with that brought on the chance og having a blood transfusion and that scared me so much. I am a person who has a huge fear of HIV and Hep so the thought of losing blood and having a transfusion scared me silly. I worried alot duing my pregnancy. Expressed my fears with the Dr.s and anthesiologist and said I only wanted a BT if it was absoultely nessary, not just because they felt I was losing and would be really tired for months after the birth.
It turns out, I did not lose any more blood then normal, and I did not have to have a transfusion/ I am not pregnant with my 4th but only 10 weeks, so I have no idea where my placenta is this time.
I know it is really scary. Try to thing positive and ask your Dr.s as many questions about your fears.
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December 13th, 2011, 08:27 AM
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Talk to your doctor. If your doctor doesn't want to talk, find a new one. With my first, I was convinced both the baby and I would die, that I was a ticking time bomb. We're both alive and healthy. Stay away from Google!!
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December 21st, 2011, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattlite View Post
Hugs! It is really hard facing a high-risk pregnancy, and rule #1 is stay off the Internet. It will only make you more terrified. Rule #2 is, find a great doc who helps you feel safe. Are you seeing a perinatologist?

Sometimes the "info" on the internet is NOT helpful.. it's anecdotal and can be frightening for even the most laid back mommy.

Feel confident that your doctors are aware of this issue, have seen it before, and have had successful outcomes with this diagnosis. This is TRUE. Hold onto that.

It may sound cooky, but honestly, I really believe in the power of positive thought.. and the power of prayer (if you believe in it).. and the power of FORCING yourself to think good, calming and peaceful thoughts... and honestly, you are under doctor's care, doing everything you can, so.. other than thinking positive, you have put all you can into a good, healthy and happy outcome. Adding stress to your environment will not improve the medical condition, it will only hurt you emotionally.. and you and your little one deserve better! Take care of yourself & you will be taking care of your baby!

I will be wishing that for you and your little one.
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