possible vasa previa
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|Thu, 02-04-2010 - 2:04pm|
At my last OB appointment the dr said I might have vasa previa- a condition that is apparently common with IVF. Below is a brief summary of vasa previa in case you don't know...
Vasa previa is a rarely (1:2500) reported condition in which fetal blood vessel(s) from the placenta or umbilical cord crosses the entrance to the birth canal, beneath the baby. The condition has a high fetal mortality rate (50-95%). This can be attributed to rapid fetal exsanguination resulting from the vessels tearing when the cervix dilates, membranes rupture or if the vessels become pinched off as they are compressed between the baby and the walls of the birth canal.
I am scheduled for a Doppler u/s on Monday 2/8 at 8:30 a.m. We are hoping that it is not vasa previa but if it is the Dr will do an amnio at 35 weeks to see if baby's lung are developed enough for a 36 week delivery via c-section...
If you are familiar with this condition, please let me know! I am also asking for everyone's P's& PT's... we made it this far and are not going to give up hope!