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10 weeks pregnant , placenta previa

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When I was 10 weeks pregnant I had a gush of blood and raced to the emergency room.The ultrasound was able to find my baby safely inside of me,heart still beating,alive & well.My OBGYN discovered I had placenta previa & the baby was on a blood sac.When the placenta moved away from my cervix the blood seeped out.At my 20 week checkup the doctor discovered some things hadnt been developing right.After 4 weeks of ultrasounds,echocardiograms,and MRIs the doctors told us that his brainstem hadnt developed properly & was causing his lungs & brain to not develop right.They told us the chances of him surviving were not likely.When I was 30 weeks pregnant my water broke.I gave birth to our stillborn son Luke.We got to hold him for ten hours.The autopsy report said it was all a result of the bleeding, he didnt get enough blood & oxygen to his brainstem at that moment.They said chances of recurrence were 1 in 100,which is great.But couldnt I bleed again and the same thing happen again?


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replied August 27th, 2010
Miscarriage and Stillbirth Answer A15695
Hi! Many thanks for your question on eHealth forum!

Each pregnancy behaves differently. However women who had a previous history of placenta previa are likely to have this again to a chance of 4-8%. Hence there is a huge chance that you will not have it again.

If at all you have it again, the pregnancy can be monitored at a specialized center and usually women deliver a healthy baby by observing complete bed rest and frequent fetal monitoring. First locate a good obstetric center in your area and a trained gynecologist. Then go ahead and try.

Remember the chances of recurrence of placenta previa are much less than chances of having a normally lying placenta. Hope this helps. Take care!




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