How were you diagnosed with placenta previa?
At my 21 week scan I was diagnosed with 'low lying' placenta.
When were you diagnosed with placenta previa?
I had another scan due to brown loss not red, at 30 weeks which showed the placenta was covering os more than before ... 4cm .
How did the end of your pregnancy and birth go?
Then on I went in for more brown loss and admitted for monitoring.
Finally on the Sunday morning they woke me and said I could go home, so I stood up to go toilet and with no signs whatsoever started bleeding, I thought it was a big bleed but apparently it was small compared to how bad it could be. ( I went through 3 pads in 5 mins they kept changing the pad on way to labour ward.)
So there I was in labour room being prepped for emergency c-section, remained there all day because the bleeding stopped, also lost 2 large blood clots which was scary, so was told I would stay indefinitely.
Four days later they discharged me on strict conditions of having a carer with me and to ring an ambulance at first sign of bleeding and of course to rest.
Had scan yesterday and the placenta is covering the os (opening of the cervix) by 6 centimeters. I see my consultant on next week for plan of action. The ultrasound lady said I really should not have been sent home! They clearly needed the bed! Not very reassuring.
It is just a waiting game now, a very anxious time. I am praying I don't have another bleed, the consequences are so scary.
I am now 33 weeks ...... here's hoping the time rolls by safely to the safe birth of our baby.
- Make sure you have good healthcare providers and don't let anyone play placenta previa down. Rest is the keyword which I am sure many of us find difficult to achieve.
- If you feel you should be in hospital then don't be made to think otherwise, stand your ground to get the best care possible and take it very, very easy.