possible vasa previa

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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!


 

        


 
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Registered: 01-23-2006
Thu, 02-04-2010 - 4:39pm

Melinda,


I am so sorry that you are dealing with all of this:(


I will be hoping & praying that it is not vasa previa.


Please keep us posted.


Sending you many healthy baby vibes. Big hugs!!


Nat

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Thu, 02-04-2010 - 11:29pm

P&PTs Melinda!



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Registered: 06-28-2008
Fri, 02-05-2010 - 12:52am
Melinda, I am familiar with
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Fri, 02-05-2010 - 7:59am

Melinda, I am always sending P&PT's out for all our preggers here....You will just have to get a few extra ones for awhile.

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Fri, 02-05-2010 - 2:23pm

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Registered: 10-31-2008
Fri, 02-05-2010 - 2:29pm

Hi Melinda,


I hope that it turns out you do not have vasa previa.

~Christine~


TTC since 6/2007. 
IVF #1 Jan 2009 - BFN
IVF# 2  April 2009 - BFN
IVF# 3 July

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Registered: 06-28-2008
Sat, 02-06-2010 - 12:40am
Kristy Lee delivered close to a month early and her daughter is doing great.
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Mon, 02-08-2010 - 9:09am
Prayers for you Melinda! You are probably at your appt right now and I hope you get great news that you don't have vasa previa. I have heard of this condition as it is something that affects women who have/had Asherman's and from what I've read, knowing that you have the condition is half the battle. And a scheduled c-section is the best way to prevent any problems during delivery. Hugs and prayers for you!

 

Kelly

I'm 38, DH is 42 and we are TTC #1. We've had 3 unexplained miscarriages and a bout with Asherman's Syndrome but we're determined.

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Registered: 03-17-2008
Mon, 02-08-2010 - 3:12pm

well the test is over and now the wonderful wait begins. The tech said I should expect to hear from my OB by tomorrow some time.

        

 
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Registered: 07-30-2009
Mon, 02-08-2010 - 3:15pm
Thinking of you Melinda!

 

Kelly

I'm 38, DH is 42 and we are TTC #1. We've had 3 unexplained miscarriages and a bout with Asherman's Syndrome but we're determined.

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