Pregnancy Update – My Marginal Placenta Previa Diagnosis

Around the 22 week of my second pregnancy, I was diagnosed with marginal placenta previa. It was not an ongoing issue but did give me a scare.

I haven’t really shared much about my pregnancy on the blog this time around. I sometimes forget that I’m getting close to the 3rd Trimester and need to slow down. That is until sciatica kicks in and reminds me! Hopefully that doesn’t give Baby Girl any sort of second child complex. Hahaha! It’s honestly just that my days are consumed with Mara and fly by, so I sometimes forget how close I am to having another kid. I’m so very excited though! I can’t wait to meet this little kickboxer! 

This pregnancy has been different from my experience with Mara though. I have a small complication with my placenta position called marginal placenta previa. Basically, it is too close to my cervix. It’s not covering the cervix at all, but it is too close for me to have a successful delivery at this point. The most likely scenario is that it will move further away as my uterus grows. If not, the worst-case scenario is that I would have a scheduled c-section. While a c-section isn’t the way that I’d prefer to have Baby Girl, it’s not a terrible thing. I’m just so grateful that she is healthy and growing! This placenta previa does mean that I get more ultrasounds, so I see her every few weeks.

It is difficult to know that there is this issue within my uterus. If I get a cramp or a weird feeling I kind of freak out a bit. I did have some spotting well into the 2nd trimester due to this complication, but thankfully that hasn’t happened in a while. My biggest fear at this point is that I will somehow end up on bed rest as I near the end of the pregnancy. It’s something that I read about online, which was a HUGE mistake to start reading things on the Internet. My OB doesn’t seem to think that would be an issue at all at this point and she always shoots straight with me. It’s just so hard to not wonder (ie. stress) about the unknown!

I have another ultrasound towards the end of the month, plus my glucose test, so I will be keeping my fingers crossed that my placenta has moved. In the meantime, I’m making plans for her nursery and soaking up the time I have left with Mara as my only child. She is going to be an amazing big sister, but I’m definitely going to miss this time alone with her.



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