Diagnosed with Placenta Previa

Updated on February 27, 2008
L.B. asks from Maricopa, AZ
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I am 20 weeks pregnant and have been diagnosed with placenta previa. I have been placed on pelvic rest and my doctor has asked me to stop doing housework. I am in desperate need of inexpensive help with daily basic chores. My husband works over nights and sleeps during the day, he resents me for asking his help with my own needs on top of house needs.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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M.L.

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HI L. ,

Please get that rest that the doctor has prescribed you to do . Do you live in Az ? if so ..I know of a service that can help you . She has helped several friends like you , pt or what ever errands you need her to do . She can provide you with referrals ... valley wide .
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K.W.

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I agree with all the other advice; stay off your feet and rest. Regarding your husband, make sure you let him know how much you appreciate all the work he does. Sometimes men are more sensitive than they let on. :) Also let him know that you are only asking because you truly need the help. (which you really do). As the other people suggested, educated your self and your husband all you can about placenta privia and the dangers of not following medical advice. Remember you are the one who needs to speak up for your child and yourself. :)

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T.C.

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Are there any teenagers in your neighborhood who would be willing to help with the housework? Around 14-15 years of age would be perfect - they are always open to earning some extra money, but don't drive yet and can't get an actual job.

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J.F.

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I have a friend who has a cleaning service--Little Flower Cleaning... She has reasonable rates... Christiana ###-###-####

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R.G.

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L., I too had PPlacenta Previa and had a c-section because of it. My doctor never put me on any bed rest or anything. He didn't even tell me I shouldn't have . Because of this my son came 1 month early as I started to hemorage badly. I had no idea what was going on. Take care of yourself, I am not trying to scare you, but let your husband read this so he can see the seriousness of this problem if not treated gently. I could have lost my son. Good luck and take CARE of yourself!!!

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T.C.

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If you are a member of a church call and let them know. At our church everyone is always willing to pitch in and help out in this type of situation.

Take care of yourself L.!

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J.S.

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L.,

I am a mother of 4 wonderful boys. I haven't been through this situation before, however I've known people who have had it, and you need to stick to what the Dr. tells you, even though it will be difficult at times.You have to get the rest! As far as house work, I'd explain to your husband, he's going to have to help during this time ( really pull together), and ask at a local church or at your school where you teach if anyone has any references.

Good luck to you both!!

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K.H.

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L. what side of town do you live on? Your local church can be a big help if you let them know your needs.

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B.D.

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What part of the valley do you live in? Do you have a support system such as a church or community group?

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M.J.

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Hi L.. I also had placenta previa. I know it feels helpless, but you and your baby are more important, and this, too, will pass.

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D.G.

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It is unfortunate that your husband cannot be more supportive at this time. However, keep in mind he may be very worried about you and the baby and is just having a hard time expressing it. If you cannot rally your family and friends to help out, please forget about the household chores. Let the dust build up and forget about sparkling floors. Having worked in a school before, I know that the staff can be very helpful during these times. Please don't hesitate to ask for help. People are very receptive during these times and I really feel your fellow workers would love to help you out whether it is making a dish for dinner or helping with your kids. Please take care of yourself and your baby.

J.L.

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My name is J., I own Rio Rancho Cleaning Service. I'll be more than happy to help you around the house - no payment expected. Please call me at ###-###-#### anytime.

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P.B.

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My daughter gave birth to a healthy 6 lb 4 oz baby boy in September after being hospitalized for placenta previa the month before. Austin was born 5 weeks early and only stayed in the NICU for a few hours. He has progressed just as he normally would have and is a healthy 5 month old. Anthing you can do to stay off your feet and take it easy will help you and the baby be healthy in the long run. The risks as the doctor has probably told you are that the baby may not survive or that you will be at risk. The odds are that you will have to have a C-section for delivery and that you will deliver early. Ask you doctor to explain to your husband the complications of placenta previa and what he can do to help both you and the baby. There are support groups out there, just ask your health provider for help. My best wishes and prayers are with you and your family.

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J.C.

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I don't know what grade your school goes up to, but can you ask other teachers for suggestions on students or siblings of students that might be responsible and would want to earn a little extra money after school? Teenagers always want their own money and simple jobs around your house should be easy for them to do and shouldn't cost you too much! My aunt uses a teenage girl that's home schooled to come run errands with her to help with her kids. The teenager makes a few extra bucks doing really simple stuff and my aunt gets things done in half the time and her kids are happier when they don't have to be drug all around the stores running errands! (The girl usually goes with them to the stores and stays in the car with the kids! My niece is very clingy and won't let mommy out of her sight for very long!)

When I was in high school I got several jobs through my mom's friend's at the school she worked at. I did a lot of house and pet sitting. Everybody at the school knew my mom had older kids so they were always asking my mom if my brother or I could help them with stuff! Because my mom worked with them and knew them, she wasn't worried about who's houses we were going to. Hope this helps and congrats on the new addition!

A little about me: I'm a SAHM of a very bright 2 1/2 yr. old boy who is the light of my life. I have been married to my wonderful husband for almost 6yrs. and we are expecting our second son in 3 mos. I used to teach kinder. but decided to stay home until both kids are in school. I tutor to help our income.

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