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Marginal Placenta Previa After 30 Weeks?

Hi! I have marginal placenta previa which has persisted. I want to know if any of you have had this during your third trimester. If you have, did it persist for the rest of the pregnancy, did you deliver naturally or via c-section, how early did you deliver, and did you have any bleeding?? I would love to hear about your experience so I know more what to expect. Thanks!

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They nearly always move out of the way by the end. Some don't...but don't get on the schedule for a c-section and you may want to get a 2nd opinion....especially if it's marginal. ;)

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Hi!

I had placenta previa in my 32nd week (bleeding - had to be admitted to hospital overnight). I was able to go the rest of the pregnancy - just had to take it easy. 2 weeks before my scheduled c-section, they found that I no longer had the previa and that the placenta had lifted. I still had to have a section because my daughter was breech. I delivered a healthy baby girl in her 39th week.

Stay positive & take it easy - I'm sure everything will turn out fine...

I had it through my entire pregnancy and opted for a C section at 39 weeks rather than take the chance of hemorrhaging. The C section went off without a hitch, I was up and around walking the dog on the 5th day after the birth. It was only slightly painful and I took Ibuprofen, 600mg for the pain. I wouldn't have done it any other way. My OB confirmed during the C section that I made the right choice, as the placenta was still in the way. I had a very healthy baby girl, 7 pounds, 7 ounces and I was fully recovered at 2 weeks with my scar healed by 1 month.

They nearly always move out of the way by the end. Some don't...but don't get on the schedule for a c-section and you may want to get a 2nd opinion....especially if it's marginal. ;)

I had partial placenta previa pretty much the entire time and it maybe moved a tiny bit, but not enough to deliver vaginally. And at 36 weeks, my cervical plug came out, so I was put on bedrest. I had a c-section at 37.5 weeks, when I suddenly gushed blood (I thought my water had broken, but alas it was the placenta abrupting). Although the bleeding stopped, my ob decided to go ahead and deliver the next morning. Unfortunately, we couldn't do the cord blood storage thing because due to the abruption, most of the cord blood had drained out. So, all in all, we were lucky and the c-section went very smoothly (surprisingly easy recovery).

Hi! I also had it when I was pregnant with my daughter who is ten months old now. By the time I was 34 weeks it had went back into place so I was ok to have a vaginal birth. I didnt have bleeding only very light spotting and it did stop. You should be fine- if it doesnt go back into place you will just have to have a C-section.... just as long as your baby is healthy right?
I didnt have any major complications during my pregnancy- Thank God for that, so you should be fine- dont worry or stress yourself out! Take Care!
Mother of 2 boys and finally a girl!

I had a low lying placenta with my son. My dr kept her eye on the situation and it finally moved up and out of the way and I was able to deliver my son vaginally without complications. With my 3rd, my daughter, I had complete placenta previa. It was completely covering the vaginal opening. I was put on bed rest at 6 months and at 7 months I had a bad bleeding episode. I went to the hospital and had to stay there until I delivered my daughter 1 month early via c-section. They did a steriod regiment to help her lungs to fully develop prior to delivery. I only had to stay in the hospital for 2 days after my daughter was born. She is perfectly healthy and happy. She is now 2 years old. Please don't get upset about your condition. Listen to your doctor and do as they tell you and I am sure that you will deliver a healthy and happy baby. C-sections are no fun (and you may not need one) but having a healthy baby is worth it!
Good luck to you!

I had the same thing. Never moved. The good news is I never had any bleeding - thank God. I did have to have a c-section. They did it at 37 weeks and two days. They did an amnio the day before to check to be sure the lungs were developed, which they were. I think 37 - 38 weeks is when they usually schedule you since they do not want you going into labor. Just one bit of caution. Although our daughter was 37 weeks and was huge - 8lbs. 7 oz. - she ended up in the NICU for 10 days. She was unable to suck and they needed to feed her through a tube. The neonatologist said that while most babies at 37 weeks will thrive - a small percentage really do need that extra time to finish developing. I was not aware that there could even still be issues, which was the most frustrating part. I am not telling you that to scare you, just to give you more information. But really 10 days in the NICU was WAY better than the potential danger to both you and the baby if they don't do a c-section early. Also, the recovery from the c-section was not nearly as bad as I had made it in my mind before. I was walking the next day. Good luck!!

I had complete placenta previa on my first pregnancy 11 years ago. The doctors told me at 5 months and the baby and me were monitered towards the last trimester. I had to have my son 3 weeks early, from my due date, via c-section because my placenta never moved. For my second pregnancy I did not have the placenta previa and went full term. There is still time for your placenta to move and the doctors will determine if it is safe for you and the baby to delver normal but if you need a c-section then that's okay also as long as you and the baby are healthy that is all that matters. Good Luck and if you need to someone to talk to just email me.

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