Awhile back, I posted that I have a low lying placenta. I was initially freaked out by reading all of the risks associated with it and, more specifically, with placenta previa. Luckily I haven’t had any bleeding so there has been no cause for concern. I was told that 99% of cases end up with normally located placentas by 28-30 weeks. So at 30, almost 31, weeks, I went back for another ultrasound. My placenta is still lower than they want. They want it 2+ cm away from the cervix and mine is 1.4 cm away. It seems like such a small difference, but I guess when 2 cm is the magic number, you’re dealing with quite small measurements. They scheduled me for another ultrasound on Sept 12 because there is still a chance it could move that extra .6 cm. However, I am resigning myself to the idea of having to have a scheduled c-section, because it’s my understanding that would be protocol with a low lying placenta, as it is with previa. I didn’t originally want a c-section because it is major surgery, the recovery is longer, there will be more of a disruption in bonding post-birth (I really want to do skin to skin and nurse as soon as possible, but I don’t think that’s possible with a c-section), and I want to know what going into labor feels like. At the same time, with labor and delivery becoming more and more of a reality, I am a bit scared of being able to handle the pain. Of course I know I will get through it if given the chance to deliver vaginally, with or without epidural (likely with if I’m honest with myself), but I’m nervous. I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow, so I will ask about options then.