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Placenta Previa??!

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How wud u kno if u have placenta previa?? R ther symptoms or is it sumthn dat ur dr ca tell thru ultrasound?! Is ther n e way dat we can check ourselves?! Is it true dat liftn ur arms above ur head alot can make cord wrap round babys neck?! N also how can u tell wher ur placenta is at all!? Does the location of da placenta determine how da baby will turn?! Or if wen da baby turns if cord would wrap around her neck?! How often or watz da % of babies bein still birth or havn da cord around neck at birth?! Im soo nervous, i kno i have a good long 13weeks left but now is wen im startn 2 get a tad bit scared!! I kno... Alot of questions in one! Sry! Jus nervous!

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If you had placenta previa your doctor would have told you when you had your ultrasound.It is an old wives tale (not true) that you can cause the cord to get wraooed around baby's neck by stretching.I don't know if the position of the placenta has anything to do with positioning of baby. It seems unlikely to me.I don't know a percentage, but I don't think it is very common for babies to have the cord wrapped. Every time I have heard about it, it was no big deal. The doc just unwraps it after the head is delivered.Nervous is understood. Your body was designed for this, try to relax :)
First, take a big, deep calming breath. Now exhale! Ok freaking out is a normal part of giving birth. I'm pretty sure your dr would have noticed if you have placenta previa. With that being said I googled it and this is what I got. Placenta previa is an obstetric complication in which the placenta is attached to the uterine wall close to or covering the cervix. It sometimes occurs at the end of the first trimester but normally in the second or third. It affects approximately 0.5% of all labors. That isn't that many! Some woman have no symptoms but the symptoms are: sudden painless vaginal bleeding that is light to heavy, the blood is often bright red; symptoms of early labor such as contractions or pain in the lower back and belly. The placenta is usually located on the inside wall of the uterus higher up away from the cervix. As for the worry about the cord being around the baby's neck, it can be harmful but I've always seen the dr just stop delivering and unwrap the cord before continuing with the birth. I would definitely try to just calm down because all the stress of you being freaked out isn't good for the baby. I am sure you will do just fine with having your baby. Good luck :)

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