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complete placenta previa or miscarriage? Sabrina Applebum 2 kids; California 10 posts
15th Sep '10

Last Wednesday i had an episode of bleeding which landed me in the ER for hours, after an ultrasound I was told i had complete placenta previa and that it was most likely causing the bleeding, told to take it easy, and sent home.

I followed up w/ my doctor and he said he's never heard of someone being diagnosed w/ complete placenta previa at only 14 weeks & that it could be that or it could be a miscarriage. He put me on strict bedrest, no work, no sex, no walking, etc. Since then the bleeding has lessened, but not gone away completely... I've never had a miscarriage so Idk how long the process usually is.. I've been lightly bleeding on and off since last Wednesday, so my question is, if I was having a miscarriage wouldn't it have happened already and has anyone else been diagnosed w/ complete placenta previa as early as 14 weeks?

I♥Em&Gugga 2 kids; Evansville, Indiana 27744 posts
15th Sep '10

I was diagnosed with complete previa around 16 weeks.

Hathor +3 Due April 22; 19 kids; Ontario 5700 posts
15th Sep '10
Quoting Sabrina Applebum:
Booger & Bubba's Mommy 18 kids; Illinois 8136 posts
15th Sep '10

My sister had complete previa at 14w. Hse stayed on bedest till she hhad him at 30w

Sabrina Applebum 2 kids; California 10 posts
15th Sep '10

I was super surprised when I saw a heartbeat and the baby moving around like crazy because with all the blood I was convinced I had a m/c... I have another ultrasound scheduled for the 22nd so hopefully the tech can ease my mind a little.


Yeah I didn't think it was right how they were like "ehhh we don't know what it is" i guess cause i'm only 14 weeks and the baby isn't viable blah blah blah, so they feel it isn't as much of an urgency than if I was 20+ weeks.

Sabrina Applebum 2 kids; California 10 posts
15th Sep '10

Wow bedrest until 30 weeks... that's intense. Well I'm glad to know it is possible for it to just be the previa, the doctor I saw seemed pretty insensitive...

Booger & Bubba's Mommy 18 kids; Illinois 8136 posts
15th Sep '10
Quoting Sabrina Applebum:
Sabrina Applebum 2 kids; California 10 posts
15th Sep '10

Wow, that must have been difficult. Yeah when doctor's get to that point where you're just another patient and they stop seeing their patients for their own unique condition, that's when they need to retire.

So at 30 weeks was the baby ok? Healthy and all?

Mrs. Fred 2 kids; Florida 3608 posts
15th Sep '10

With both my children, I was diagnosed with complete placenta previa at 14 weeks. I have two healthy little ones. They were both early...one at 36 weeks and the other at 29 weeks.

Sabrina Applebum 2 kids; California 10 posts
15th Sep '10

So i'm assuming the previa didn't clear itself up as they say it will? I would really rather have a preemie than to lose my baby, so I am hoping it is the previa & not a miscarriage.


Thank you for all of your replies.

Mrs. Fred 2 kids; Florida 3608 posts
16th Sep '10
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