Yesterday I had posted about finding out I had a low lying placenta. Which I basically had to force out of the doctor to tell me. :roll: With a little bleeding problem last night, I decided on my way home this afternoon to get the entire read out from the ultrasound scan.
Baby is fine, heart rate is 138, no abnormalities. :!:
I, however, have a low lying posterior placenta with cervical funneling.
I go again to the OB next week, but I seem to be Googling a lot more this pregnancy than I had with DS.
Thank you for all the ladies who replied about the low lying yesterday, I appreciate it.
Now, I'm curious to as if anyone could tell me about the funneling. Or if anyone could share some experiences. I had never heard of the term until I was reading it.
Funneling of the cervix is why I've had preemies with every one of my pregnancies except the last, when they tried P17 shots. Basically your cervix funnels (think literal funnel) and eventually opens. For me, it gets less and less as I go and one day my water just breaks...*poof* baby's here. Longest I've made it is 36 weeks, I've given birth at 27, 32, and 34 weeks otherwise.
I had a low lying placenta with DS it fixed itself at about 36 weeks.
<blockquote><b>Quoting *Mayhem*:</b>" Funneling of the cervix is why I've had preemies with every one of my pregnancies except the last, when ... [snip!] ... water just breaks...*poof* baby's here. Longest I've made it is 36 weeks, I've given birth at 27, 32, and 34 weeks otherwise."</blockquote>
Just so you know, I've had a low lying placenta with 3 of my pregnancies now. The last time my water broke and it gushed blood...I thought I was dying. Nobody told me that it can cause you to bleed more when you go into labor.
With DS, I had no problems whatsoever. I just don't trust any doctor now after his birth because I was lied to and left out of a lot of things which I didn't find out until I had to get all of the paperwork when I was going through my custody case (BD just loved to make false accusations).
What the readout I had brought home states is (word for word) :
Placenta is located posteriorly and is currently low lying. Cervical length is 4.3cm. There was a small amount of cervical funneling present. This is associated with the endocervical os, however this only extends for a short segment of the endocervical canal.
Later on it states :
The cervical canal demonstrates a small amount of funneling at the level of the endocervical os, however the length of the canal appears within normal limits measuring 4.3cm.
I don't know if any of that helps, it just doesn't make sense.
DS was born on his due date. I went into early labor with him which stopped due to an infection at 27 weeks but we made it full term.
Ok. Personally I go into "labor" several times during a pregnancy. Contractions, etc. and when they do an ultrasound they find my cervix has funneled more...and like I said eventually my water just breaks.
I had placenta previa with my son and went into PTL probably 7 times if not more from 28 weeks on and was on strict bedrest and medication. Now I'm curious to if I had cervical funneling with him. Hmm....lol. No one ever told me. Just that I was having PTL and that my placenta was over my cervix. Idk if I had it with my two daughters bc I never worried since I couldn't deliver vaginally. But they both had IUGR and were deemed "preemies".