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By Rebecca Teti

Monday: Parenting

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Terrible toddlers? Trying teens? Something in between? This weekly forum is the spot to share your questions and struggles about all things related to parenthood.

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Rebecca Teti


  • Anyone ever diagnosed with placenta previa?

    Posted on Apr 1st, 2013 at 6:11 PM by M

  • Sorry M, no I haven't wish I could help!

    Posted on Apr 1st, 2013 at 6:19 PM by Re: M

  • Never been diagnosed with it but have had patients who have it . . . do you?

    Posted on Apr 1st, 2013 at 10:22 PM by Lisa

  • Yes, the early ultrasounds for both of my pregnancies showed placenta previa. Luckily the placenta moved aside both times and I was able to have normal deliveries. That isn't always the case, though. A lady who used to comment at the old site had to have a c-section because the placenta didn't move aside.

    Posted on Apr 1st, 2013 at 10:47 PM by Alice

  • I had a partial previa both times. It moved just enough for a vag. delivery. How far along were you at the time of diagnosis? The earlier the better! And is it a complete previa or partial?

    Posted on Apr 2nd, 2013 at 3:16 PM by Jen

  • 19 weeks with 6th child and it is complete. Have had 3 previous c-sections so was going to have to have one anyway - just worried about bleeding and the baby. No bleeding yet. The radiologist diagnosed it durnig routine ultrasound. My family doctor seems pretty laid back about it but what I am reading is freaking me out. Do I have to be on bedrest now? Pelvic rest? How serious is this?

    Posted on Apr 2nd, 2013 at 4:17 PM by M

  • I've never had it, but I've heard that acupuncture can move it so you could try that.

    Posted on Apr 2nd, 2013 at 4:43 PM by anonymouse

  • M, I have no advice or experience with placenta previa, but will ask the intercession of St. Gerard Majella, patron saint of expectant mothers, for you.

    Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 at 9:59 AM by Patricia

  • I would agree with Alice--it is really good that you are early--chances are that it will resolve on its own. I would suggest not reading b/c it is always worst case scenario. I believe current recommendations are bedrest only if there is some bleeding--haven't looked it up in a couple years though.

    Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 at 8:51 PM by Lisa