I have been blissful during this pregnancy and we were told that everything looked good at our anatomy scan. However, baby girl was all curled up so they couldn’t get all of the heart and spine measurements they needed. I am scheduled to have another ultrasound on Monday. I wasn’t worried though.
This morning, a nurse from my maternity clinic called. She said that I have a low lying placenta. I asked if that was related to placenta previa and she said that previa is when the placenta completely covers the cervix, but mine is just low. In most cases (90-99% depending on what you read/hear), the placenta will move up and out of the danger zone later in pregnancy. So they are scheduling another ultrasound for 28-30 weeks. I love the opportunity to see my baby again, but after I got off the phone with the nurse, I started researching and got scared. Chances are baby and I are going to be just fine, and even if I do develop placenta previa, that’s likely still the case. But reading about worse case scenarios and complications has me freaked out.
Even though I haven’t had any spotting so far, I am once again scared about the possibility of bleeding. I was told that if I have any bleeding, I need to go to the hospital right away. Now I have fears of bleeding in the night and not waking up until it’s too late. I know I’m catastrophizing, but my mind always goes to worst case scenarios at least once. If I were to start bleeding and they put me on bed rest, that obviously affects my job. So I think I should probably come up with a contingency plan with my boss about who will take over my clients if I have to leave before I’m able to wrap things up/at short notice. I hope I never have to put that plan into action, but I think discussing it would be smart.
My mom is away at a medical conference right now, but I texted her the news. She wrote back saying that the doctor will watch me closely. I’m glad that he will, but it is scary that he now needs to. I just really want my baby to make it to a live birth and hopefully be healthy and full-term.