I posted a quick update on Facebook this afternoon about what I found out at my ultrasound yesterday---and so I'll use my blog to add a few details.
So, last week I had an ultrasound to determine if my placenta had moved. I blogged about that and how I was hoping it would have migrated up- then I wrote that it DID move and was considered low lying, and I was off restricted activity. Happy day! During that ultrasound, they also discovered that I had too much amniotic fluid so my doctor ordered another ultrasound for this week to make sure everything was OK with the baby.
Yesterday was that ultrasound. The baby is fine and my levels of amniotic fluid weren't quite as high as they measured last week. The baby's growth is also great- 4 days ahead of schedule. However, the placenta became an issue again. I had told the ultrasound tech that it WAS a previa, but it had moved and she looked at me like, "no, it didn't." She kept saying, "it is really low." She went and got the radiologist, who came back in and confirmed that it was, in fact, still placenta previa. It was a bit confusing because I know the placenta can't move up and then move back down, but he explained that ultrasounds aren't exact sciences and the way the tech held the instrument could've affected the reading. My OB met with the radiologist and I got a phone call yesterday afternoon from my doctor.
My doc put me back on restricted activity. We'll do another ultrasound next month to see if the placenta moves at all. I'm told my odds are not very likely that it will, but there's always a chance. At that point, he might do amniocentesis to see if the baby's lungs are developed enough to be born and I might be having this baby next month! Not prepared for that! We'll just have to see what happens. I'm learning that it is probably better for the baby to be outside a little early then to be sitting on its lifeline on the inside. Makes me nervous!
I cried all day yesterday, ate chocolate, and slept instead of cleaning. But I am better today. I'm at 30 weeks now. Thanks for all of you who are going on this pregnancy rollercoaster with me. I love the comments and support and especially experiences that are similar to mine!