Hi ladies - I am 23 weeks pregnant with our second son and have complete previa, anterior. I have had a few significant bleeds and have been having contractions for two weeks. I'm on terbutaline to slow the contractions. It has been touch and go for about a week now and my doctor has communicated his concerns and has multiple plans, depending on how and when things happen. We understand that our little guy might not survive and we've even had to discuss the reality that my life is also at risk. It's a lot to process, especially with previa because there is not pain with the bleeding. My brain tells me that everything is fine. I'm not hurting...it HAS to be fine.
At my weekly appointment yesterday, my doctor explained that he is concerned that I have acretia. Blood in my urine being one of the significant symptoms. I am having an MRI done tomorrow to determine if my placenta has in fact invaded my bladder. If it has, or is close in any way, I will be going to UCSF right away to deliver. I am on bed rest at home but acretia or not, it looks like I will at least be admitted to our local hospital within the week as the bleeds are increasing in volume, along with an increase of contractions. I'm scared.
We have a 17-month old who has chromosome deletions so we are not strangers to hospitals and hard situations. I am doing my best to prepare mentally but as mentioned, it is difficult to do when I feel pretty good physically.
Have any of you experienced placenta previa/acretia? More importantly, I'd so appreciate hearing your micro-preemie stories. We are praying for at least one more week but trying to prepare ourselves, should we not make it to week 24. I'm sure I'll be around with more questions as things develop but any stories you can share now would be appreciated. Thanks.