Friday, April 25, 2008

22 week ultrasound

I had another ultra-sound a few days ago at 22 weeks, and sadly, my Placenta Previa (PP) is still in place. (my placenta is covering my cervix) For those of you who want a bit more info as to what PP is, here is a picture:

I have Complete PP, which means my cervix is compltely covered by the plaenta.

From the Mayo "If you have placenta previa, the placenta will detach from the lower part of the uterus as the cervix begins to open in preparation for labor. This can cause severe vaginal bleeding. Thankfully, placenta previa is nearly always detected before a woman or her baby is in significant danger. Although some women have light bleeding or spotting during the first trimester or early second trimester, bleeding associated with placenta previa usually occurs near the end of the second trimester or the beginning of the third. The amount of bleeding may range from light to heavy. And it may stop, but it nearly always recurs days or weeks later. Some women who have placenta previa experience contractions with bleeding."

So, that's it, just wait and see.

Now it is still very likely (wishful thinking) that it may go away as the size of my uterus grows with our baby boy. But it's a waiting game! If it doesn't go away, it could cause serious complications (pre-term birth), so every time I have an ultra-sound I'll be hoping for good news. My next ultrasound will be at 26 weeks (wow, that's when I delivered before - very surreal).

The good news is that all the extra ultrasounds means that I get to see my little guy. And it's definitely a little guy!

Kaitlyn and I caught dads bug, at least in me, it's just a cold, but Katilyn once again has developed a bad cough, so we are back to doing breathing treatments again around the clock.

And not great timing, tomorrow is our March of Dimes Walk! Thanks to ALL of you have so generously donated in name of our girls! Brian's firehouse donated $500.00! Wow, thank you San Francisco Fire Station #1!! In that I'm so inovled iwth our local Family Teams Chapter, we'll be going no matter what, but wiht my PP and all, I think it will be a short walk this year for the McCarthys. We have about 7 others joining us this year, so it should be a lot of fun!


Anonymous said...

Be encouraged! My sister had PP and went 2 weeks over her delivery date. She did have a c-section to keep the baby healthy. I am hoping you will go full term this time. :)

CG said...

Maybe the way it is sitting it will just help keep you closed! Prayers and strength coming your way.
Take Care