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|Thu, 06-23-2011 - 5:41pm|
a while back it was communicated that my pregnancy has an anterior placenta, which means movement felt later and less. with my history of loss, to hear that the reassurance of movement is lessened by this condition is a bit disheartening.
also, they stopped the 'weekly ultrasounds' at week 16. i suppose they didn't really mean "every week" throughout, although that is what i had perceived with their initial communication of this at week 5. although time consuming to have an appointment every week, it was certainly a reassurance and aided in promoting my peace of mind. at this point, i sort of feel 'all alone' in simply trying to 'believe' everything is still ok. some days / moments it is difficult.
my regular obgyn will not be doing another ultrasound until 30 weeks. i am 20 weeks this week.
thankfully, the specialist that i see every 4-6 weeks does an ultrasound at every visit & my next ultrasound with them is scheduled for 7/5.
although, after week 16, my regular obgyn was doing weekly doppler checks (for weeks 17, 18, 19), they then started scheduling me out every 2-3 weeks instead of weekly. i know this is still more frequently than most. this has been quite a rapid 'step down' for me and has been a bit of a challenge for me to handle. hard for me to feel secure without the 'facts' / 'evidence' that things really ARE still 'ok'... per ultrasounds &/or doppler AND with this anterior placenta issue.
i feel like such a whiner at the moment, i'm sorry.
as we all have experienced loss on this board, i know you all understand my feelings. thank you.
i wanted to ask specifically, if any of you had an anterior placenta after a loss and how you managed to not worry about feeling such little movement both in frequency and intensity.
thanks - susan