Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Lying low...

Today we had our 19-week ultrasound and I should start this post by saying that all is well with the baby. Everything is looking as it should, which is, of course, sensational and a massive relief.

But I've come away from the scan a little worried - not so much about the baby, but the placenta.

It's low-lying.

Now, a quick Google reveals that 5% of women have a low-lying placenta at 19 weeks, and 90-95% of these placentas move upwards and don't develop into placenta praevia.

I am trying to focus on this - the 90-95% bit.

I feel ill at the thought of another hospital confinement (I had about a month in hospital with E) and ... another caesarean.

But, at the end of the day, the baby looks to be fine.

If I need to camp in hospital, so be it. If I need a caesarean, well, so be it. But, really, it's such early days ... I must banish that underlying worry and will that placenta to move on up!


Super Sarah said...

Great news about the scan and I can only agree with your statistics, low lying placentas often move up, my best friend had a very low placenta, a scan at 30 weeks to check and it had moved up perfectly - no need for a c-section. I will be chanting "move up placenta" at regular intervals for you!

Melody said...

Glad you had a good scan - I was thinking of how you went (I read yesterday's post but didn't comment). It is a great relief to see it is all okay isn't it?

Try and focus on the 90-95% rate - fingers crossed that is you.

M said...

It's hard to focus on the 95% but that's what it's most likely to be. Glad everything else is good.

petite gourmand said...

just catching up- congratulations!

fingers crossed that everything turns out exactly how you want it to.