Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Placenta NOT completely attached to uterus

  1. #1
    Alana73 is offline Will I ever finish #3????
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    South FL
    Posts
    2,293

    Default Placenta NOT completely attached to uterus

    How common is this in pregnancy?? Has anyone else experienced it??

    I had my first U/S last week and was 5w5d at the time. The Dr. said everything looked fine he could see the sac and even the tiny baby. He even had me hold my breath and said he was able to see a faint HB and that everything looked 100% normal with the baby but then he went on to point out a little dark spot outside the sac and said that is where the placenta didn't completely attach to the uterus and that I should just take it easy and that I needed to start taking magnesium oxide and that if I started bleeding I needed to go onto immediate bed rest.

    Well I have started bleeding and am now just laying here wondering how common this is and if anyone knows anything about this situation.

    Thank you EmmaLexiMamma for my amazing siggi!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    655

    Default

    It is not uncommon to have a small amount of bleeding behind an edge of
    one part of the placenta (called a retroplacental hematoma) which then
    resolves and everything goes well as long as the pregnancy is viable in
    every other way. On the other hand if the pregnancy is abnormal (for
    example chromosomally imperfect) then this could be the beginning of the
    body’s effort to create a miscarriage. Almost always by 8-10 weeks the
    situation has become clear. In the meantime all you can do is be off your
    feet as much as possible ( though it is not clear that even that helps)
    and of course hope for the best.
    Good Luck!

  3. #3
    Alana73 is offline Will I ever finish #3????
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    South FL
    Posts
    2,293

    Default

    Well it looks like everything worked out in my case concerning this matter.

    Thanks for the advice.

    Thank you EmmaLexiMamma for my amazing siggi!!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •