Saturday, July 12, 2008

Forgot to Mention the One Concern

It is not that big of a concern and that's probably why I forgot to mention it, but the one caution coming out of the ultrasound was that I have a low lying placenta. It is not covering the os (the opening to the cervix), not even touching the os, which is a good sign, and in most case the placenta moves away as the pregnancy progresses, but this practice would recommend another ultrasound in about 10 weeks to check on the placement of the placenta.

My sister (the midwife) said that the uterus will continue to grow and likely just that growth will create more distance betweeen the placenta and the os. The concern is that if the os ends up covered, that, I believe would be a condition called placenta previa. And it is dangerous. It would mean that vaginal birth is not an option and therefore home birth is completely not an option. My sister says that if that happens I will start bleeding, there will be signs.

But there is no reason to be worried about that at the moment.

6 comments:

PK said...

She right. Happened here. No problems. I did end up having a C-section... but that was because my pelvic bones were to little let a golf ball through... much less a baby's head!

Silent said...

There was concern about that at my first ultrasound, but by the second to follow-up all was fine. Hope the same is true for you.

Diane said...

take a deep breath, and we will pray...

Jon said...

If it's any help, doctors managed to scare the crap out of about 70% of the women I knew. With us it was a "tumor on the baby's brain" (= little tiny water bubble common in many fetuses).

Hang in there!

more cows than people said...

thanks folks. i'm really not concerned, at all. truly.

Rev.Dulce said...

I had that with my pregnancy and still managed to have a vaginal birth. Of course, it did mean that I spend three months on bed rest.