Today’s appointment with the
OB went OK. The bubble is doing well and we got to see it dance around on the screen. We also got a quick shot of what she thinks was a sizable wiener, but just incase it was a glimpse of the umbilical chord we have to wait until the 20 week screen to know for sure.
Unfortunately I also got bad news… I have complete placenta previa which means my placenta is completely covering my cervix. On the ultrasound today we were hoping to see improvement from 2 weeks ago but instead saw the placenta extend out evenly on either side of the cervix. There was some hope at the last US that the placenta might move but after today’s the
OB said not to harbor any false hopes, it isn’t going to budge.
The rule from here on out is no fun; no exercise besides swimming and walking on a treadmill, no sexual activity of any kind (literally, not even touching the nipples…) The worst part? These rules continue until 37 weeks. That’s right, from 14 weeks to 37 weeks, which is 23 weeks (161 days) of no action.
Why 37 weeks you ask? Because that is when I’ll go in to see the perinatologist for an amnio to check the baby’s lung function. If all is good they’ll deliver the baby via C-section 2 days later.
Surprisingly the impending C-section doesn’t bother me at all, but that’s a story for another day…
One more interesting development is that I’m off the Lovenox. It is now officially more dangerous for me to be on it than off it because of the previa.
C’est la vie…