My journey dealing with secondary infertility in this crazy fertile world.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Can things ever be easy? Seriously!

I would absolutely love to be writing about how wonderfully boring my pregnancy is. I wish I could say how happy I am to be entering the 2nd trimester-the time when you are supposed to be feeling good. This is not that post, so fair warning not to read on if you have a hard time w/ people "complaining" about their pregnancy.

Let me first say I am thrilled to BE pregnant. has been rough from the get go. After my inexplainable bleeding last week I was partially relieved after my appt. that everything was okay. Then Friday I started feeling this intense pain/prssure in the vaginal area. I refrained from calling my doc's office since it was the weekend, but really suffered all weekend. I called first thing Monday am. They agreed to see me to rule a few things out. My appointment wasn't till yesterday (Tues) and it was the longest wait.

I have placenta previa-I guess the placenta is on or above my cervix which is causing the pain and bleeding. It could move and it coudl not. I never in my life hoped that I had a bladder infection, but right now I am praying I do. The pain is just so bad and they did send a sample in and I am awaiting the results. Dr. said if I do it could be the cause of the major pain. If this is solely from the placenta, it will be a long 6 more months. I am not lying when I say it is difficult to walk or stand.

So now, I wait again. I am resting a lot and just trying to remain calm.


Anonymous said...


I hope the pain eases soon and that all the tests come back with the most desirable results!!!

Searching said...

How scary! I will be praying hard for you!

Fertilize Me said...

that is no fun at all - sending you good thoughts!

gracechild said...

sorry. I really wish it was all cheery balloons etc for you. thinking of you & hoping this pain too passes away

JuliaS said...

I have had two placenta previas - one that moved up by 28 weeks and the other was still completely covering the cervix and necessitated delivery at 33 weeks. We had good outcomes in both cases. My doctor explained to me that 50% of all women they scan by 20 weeks will show a low lying placenta. Of that 50%, only 2% go on to still have a low lying placenta, or previa, at delivery. Now - I know that statistics don't really mean a whole heck of a lot of comfort to those of us who go through reproductive issues.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have about my experience with placenta previa.

Good wishes to you!

May said...

Hi-- just came over from Mel's... I don't know if it helps you feel better, but my placenta previa pregnancy resulted in a six week old boy who is currently asleep in his carseat. It took forever for the placenta to move, but it did in the end. So, good thoughts from me, too! I don't know if they mentioned this to you, but the earlier they find the previa the more likely it is to move, and 12 weeks is pretty early. Good luck.

MoonNStarMommy said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww {{HUGS}} I am so sorry you are going through that. I'm hoping that it *moves* sooner then later... PP is very scary :( Did they suggest moderate bed rest or anything? UGH!! I wish everyone who has struggled to GET pregnant... would just sail through pregnancy.