Partial Placenta Previa

United States
March 25, 2008 4:21pm CST
I am almost 23 weeks pregnant and was diagnosed with a partial placenta previa. I know that it is highly probable that the placenta will migrate away from the cervix as the uterus grows, but I still worry that it will not. My question is for anyone who can share experiences where they were diagnosed with placenta previa in any form (full, partial, marginal, low-lying placenta). First, did it "resolve" itself, and if so, how far along were you when you learned you no longer had a placenta previa and did it completely "resolve" or did you just move to a "lesser" state of previa (going from full to partial or partial to marginal, etc)? If it did not resolve, how far along were you when you delivered and did you have any other related complications, like placenta accreta? Thanks for your help in advance.
3 responses
@kezabelle (2985)
2 Apr 08
Hiya my mums best friends had this her placenta was fully covering the cervix, it slowly but surely moved its way but still at 36 weeks was in the way, she went for a scan at 38 weeks though and all was fine baby had even turned from breech, she gave birth to a gorgeous little boy naturally just a few weeks ago good luck
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• United States
2 Apr 08
Thank you so much for sharing. I am hoping to deliver naturally so hearing I had this bothered me quite a bit. I am glad to hear there are cases where it has resolved itself enough that she was till abl to deliver naturally. It gives me hope. Of course, I will do whatever I need to have a healthy baby, just really wanting to avoid a C-section.
@kezabelle (2985)
2 Apr 08
I think most women would try to avoid a c-section if they can I mean it is major surgery after all, I know my mums friend was really scared about having to have a section especially as she has a 4 year old son at home also. I know a few other people from other mum and baby forums who also had the same thing and went on to have a natural delivery so it is possible. I was the same scared of a c-section especially with being high risk pregnancy for other reasons, both my girls came naturally and quickly, i wish the same for you too xx
@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
25 Mar 08
Hi - sorry I can't really help you - just wanted to suggest that you talk to your doctor about this, he or she should be able to give you a lot better information about all of this :-) Best of luck
• United States
25 Mar 08
Thank you. I will be talking with him in a few weeks, and I have done a bunch of research on-ine. I am just looking for some people who have experienced it to know what their stories are.
@bubuth (1816)
• Philippines
24 Apr 13
I also have the same problem now, I'm just in 18 weeks when my doctor discover that I have low lying placenta, it is also just partial placenta previa. In my ultrasound she found out that it was 1.6 cm over lap in my internal os. I really don't understand about it but my doctor said that it will be fine and my placenta still have a chance to go up. Now my baby is in his 26th week and I hope I can deliver him natural and healthy.