Im very late posting week 28 sorry guys! We had a great visit with Molly and Jon! Ellie was sooo cute on the ultra sound we could even see her little lungs moving shes getting ready for the big world! She even smiled for a picture! We all went to dinner and it was sooo yummy! They made me fast before my suger test so I hadn’t ate all day!!!! Molly got to feel Ellie kick around a little but Im sad she wasnt moving more… we also got a little not so great news my placenta is close to my cervix its called placenta Pervea. Dr Sammons said they like it to be about 2cm away and mine is about 1.76cm away. She said she dosnt think it should be a issue at all and that it still has time to move but she sent it to a high risk Dr to look at and see what they said. The good news is the high risk Dr also thinks I should be just fine but if I start bleeding alot I will have to have a emergency c section!!!! This is the medical info on it from the internet.
Placenta previa is a problem of pregnancy in which the placenta grows in the lowest part of the womb (uterus) and covers all or part of the opening to the cervix.
The placenta grows during pregnancy and feeds the developing baby. The cervix is the opening to the birth canal.
During pregnancy, the placenta moves as the womb stretches and grows. It is very common for the placenta to be low in the womb in early pregnancy. But as the pregnancy continues, the placenta moves to the top of the womb. By the third trimester, the placenta should be near the top of the womb, so the cervix is open for delivery.
Sometimes, the placenta partly or completely covers the cervix. This is called a previa.
There are different forms of placenta previa:
Marginal: The placenta is next to cervix but does not cover the opening.Partial: The placenta covers part of the cervical opening.Complete: The placenta covers all of the cervical opening.
Placenta previa occurs in 1 out of 200 pregnancies. It is more common in women who have:
Abnormally shaped uterus Many previous pregnanciesMultiple pregnancy (twins, triplets, etc.)Scarring on the lining of the uterus, due to history of surgery, c-section, previous pregnancy, or abortion
Women who smoke or have their children at an older age may also have an increased risk.
The main symptom of placenta previa is sudden bleeding from the vagina. Some women have cramps, too. The bleeding often starts near the end of the second trimester or beginning of the third trimester.
Bleeding may be severe. It may stop on its own but can start again days or weeks later.
Labor sometimes starts within several days of heavy bleeding. Sometimes, bleeding may not occur until after labor starts.
Exams and Tests
Your health care provider can diagnose this condition with a pregnancy ultrasound.
Your health care provider will carefully consider the risk of bleeding against early delivery of your baby. After 36 weeks, delivery of the baby may be the best treatment.
Nearly all women with placenta previa need a c-section. If the placenta covers all or part of the cervix, a vaginal delivery can cause severe bleeding. This can be deadly to both the mother and the baby.
If the placenta is near or covering a part of the cervix, your doctor may recommend:
Reducing your activitiesBed restPelvic rest, which means no sex, no tampons, and no douching
Nothing should be placed in the vagina.
You may need to stay in the hospital so your health care team can closely monitor you and your baby.
Other treatments you may receive:
Blood transfusionsMedicines to prevent early laborMedicines to help pregnancy continue to at least 36 weeksShot of special medicine called Rhogam if your blood type is Rh-negativeSteroid shots to help the baby’s lungs mature
An emergency c-section may be done if the bleeding is heavy and cannot be controlled.
The biggest risk is severe bleeding that can be life threatening to the mother and baby. If you have severe bleeding, you baby may need to be delivered early, before major organs, such as the lungs, have developed.
I have to be honest this terrifies me! Its just the un known im good at vaginal delivery very good! I know what to expect there and what recovery is like. I know nothing about c sections. I know in the big picture no matter what all that matters is Ellie getting to her mom and dad safe and sound! But im still REALLY hoping and praying it all goes nice and smooth like my first two did. For the super exciting news they set up our induction date!!!! June 6!! Its two days before my birthday! We will be at 39 weeks at that point so I really dont have much longer to go!!! Next time we see Jon and Molly they will be turning into a family of three!!!! Look what baby Ellie can do now!!! Are you dreaming about your baby? This week, your baby may be dreaming about you, too. Brain wave activity measured in a developing fetus shows different sleep cycles, including the rapid eye movement phase, the stage when dreaming occurs.
By now, your baby, who weighs in at about two and a half pounds and stands — or rather lies — at almost 16 inches (measured head to toe) has added blinking to his or her growing bag of tricks. (Outside in the real world, blinking is necessary to help keep foreign objects out of the eyes.) Other impressive new talents being added to your baby’s roster in the womb include coughing, more intense sucking, and, perhaps most important, better breathing.
The good news is that babies born this week, though premature, have an excellent prognosis because their lungs have reached the point (for the most part) of maturity — so you too can breathe a little easier now. Of course, it’s still best if a baby doesn’t check out of that uterine hotel just yet — there’s still a lot of growing and maturing to do over the next 12 weeks.