Update on Complete Previa

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Registered: 09-13-2003
Update on Complete Previa
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Sat, 11-03-2012 - 10:28pm

*sigh*  Where to begin.  I was hospitalized for 2 days last week because I began to bleeding.  I am now on light bedrest with probable complete bedrest in the hospital during 3rd trimester.  This is very, very hard.  I have a great doctor who is very frank with me about all the possible outcomes.  I am 90 minutes from the hospital so at the first sign of any more bleeding, I have been instructed to call 911 to be taken by squad immediately, because of the possibility of a life-threatening hemorrhage.  If I have to be hospitalized a second time, my doctor said we'd think about staying there until delivery because of the risk involved.  I can't even imagine being away from my family that long. In light of all this, I am preparing my hospital bag and hopefully this week I can get the baby bag together, too.  I am nesting like crazy and feel the need to just be ready for anything.

I am now labeled "high-risk" and getting regular ultrasounds and even more dr. appointments.  This was a surprise baby to begin with (a very welcome surprise!), and now this complication surfacing is so completely overwhelming.  I feel so unprepared.

I will already be having an early c-section, but just when is entirely dependent on how things go in the upcoming weeks/months.  I really can't wait for this to be over.  I just want to hold my sweet baby girl and be done with this.  The holidays are my favorite time of the year so I am trying to make the most of every moment I have at home with my 3 girls and DH while trying to take it easy. 

I have some amazing friends who have started bringing meals several times a week and a couple college students who are coming over one afternoon a week to help clean, watch kids, sort baby clothes or whatever I need done. 

This is very hard for me right now.  Prayers appreciated!

Proud mama to 3 princesses... Anna Jubilee (6), Sadie Lael, (4) and Abigail Lo
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Registered: 10-27-2004
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 8:28pm

Praying for you and baby!  The mention of going to the hospital via ambulance/squad cars is a a scarey thought, and puts your situation into perspective.  :(  I really do hope you make it full term.  

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Thu, 11-15-2012 - 12:31pm

This must be such a stressful time for you - I'm so sorry that you're going through this.

I am sending you positive thoughts!

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Registered: 09-13-2003
Thu, 11-15-2012 - 11:23pm
Thank you!
Proud mama to 3 princesses... Anna Jubilee (6), Sadie Lael, (4) and Abigail Lo