37 Weeks Pregnant Placenta Previa Please Help

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RM - January 24

I am 37 weeks pregnant. I went to the doctor and had a sonogram to check the water level. Doctor informed me the water level was fine, but the baby had not turned into position yet. Baby weighed 5 pounds 4 ounces. I have a low-lying placenta and he said it might be pushing the baby laterally and is unable to turn. We waited two weeks. later I went back to the doctor had another sonogram baby turned but is not fully in the cervix and now weighs 6 pounds 1 ounce. The person who conducted the sonogram informed me that the baby had not gained enough, but that it was not a problem. My question is I have to go back to the doctor tomorrow he will decide whether I need a c-section or not is it wise to have one or should we wait? My other question is why is my baby not gaining much? is there something wrong? SHe gained but not as much as expected.


Christine - January 27

I think 6 pounds 1 oz is a healthy weight at 37 weeks...my firt two were 6'12 and 6'14 when born and very healthy...I dont know why the tech would tell you that...if they still believe you have a low lying placenta it would probably be wise to have a c section...I was diagnosed with low lying placenta at 18 weeks...now I'm almost 30...they wont check it until 32 weeks...but it has made me nervous the whole time...if mine continues to stay low I might ask for a c section...good luck


Lynn - February 3

RM, hello. I am 36 weeks now. At my last appt my doctor (who had 4 girls with the youngest now 2 yrs), told me that none of hers turned until just before going into labor, including the last one that they had initially scheduled for a C-section! These days, C-sections are at a rate of 1 in 4, which if you ask me is very high. You may very well need one, but in my Pregnancy magazine I read that malpractice law suits are lower when C-sections are performed, they are quick and higher pay offs to the hospital... This is in no way to say that they are not necessary. However, I would express your concern to your doctor and maybe even suggest a second opinion. Good luck.



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