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How dangerous is Placenta Previa???

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I am currently pregnant with my 2nd child and just learned I have Placenta Previa, I don't know much about it, I googled it and found out it is common with women who have had a previous c-section (Which I have had) I was just curious to if it was really dangerous, the only thing my Dr. really said was he hoped it would move either up or down by 30 weeks and I am currently 24 weeks. Just a little concerned!

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I had placenta previa with my 2nd pregnancy and was concerned too.  My placenta never moved up and by 32 weeks, I started bleeding and delivered by c-section.  During my pregnancy, my doctor just told me to take it easy.  When I researched online, I read it can cause hemmorraging in the mother during delivery or the placenta can suffocate the baby during delivery through the birth canal.   With that said, DO NOT worry, since you know about the condition ahead of time, your doctor will know to perform a c-section next time and that eliminates any complications ( if the placenta doesnt move up) :)  Everything will be fine!  Good luck
Thank you, I am scheduled for a C-Section, but like you have researched the situation and got a little scared when I received the results. It seemed like everybody was on bed rest and my Dr. had not said anything about taking it easy or really expressed and concern. I have a 3 year old, go to college, and work full time so I was conerned about taking it easy, thank you for your advice!
I know it's a serious complication, but if you know about it and follow the doc's advice you should be okay. You may want to look into getting some help caring for your toddler, as lifting a 3-yr-old is not really advised for the third trimester in a normal pregnancy and that multiplies with placenta previa. Know what signs of trouble to look out for and what to do in the event of trouble, and do what your doc says and you should be fine.

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