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    Hi Zabella,

    It's early days for me still and I'm yet to meet with consultant and get a management plan. I've so far just been instructed to stop all exercise, pelvic rest and no heavy lifting.
    Be good to know the source of the problem but I've had a previous d and c, ectopic rupture and endo removed - we have a low lying placenta and all these factors along with the ivf tend to make the chances if VP higher.

    I've had no bleeding so far.

    Yay your nearly there I'm sure the scan will be fine! Keep in touch

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    Also are you looking at steroids to boost bubs lungs if you have the csection at 35wks? I've read management plans that day to administer at 28 and 32 weeks.

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    Our plan at the moment is to hold off on the steroids unless there is a problem, and to do it if needed just before the c section. This was a big discussion though, and if we think anything is going badly, I may change my mind :-) I would like to stick to just the one dose of possible as I have a bad reaction to them, and more than one dose carries a hypothetical risk for the baby too. So many hard decisions to make, but just the start of parenthood :-)

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    Good idea, so how do you know if bubs needs them? Is it just based on their measurements or can they test?

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    The further towards 36 weeks, the less problems. They can also take an amnio sample and test for lung maturity that way. Personally I think if I have any bleeding, or our c section gets brought forward, or our OB recommends it, I will go for the injection immediately. I think it lasts for a week to 10 days before it needs to be repeated, will full effectiveness is 24 to 48 hours. I try to focus on 35 weeks, and hope we get there without any issues :-) Anything else I will just have to deal with as it comes up.

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    Sounds like you have it all under control, well done

    I must admit I'm a lot better than last week when I was first told. I guess the positive is we get to meet out lil ones sooner! I'm very excited but of cause cautious.

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    Wow, it's nice to hear some others plans and everyone elses stories. chances i live in adelaide. thanks amie, lovely to hear that all went well for you. My doc a head one in Adelaide has told me to sit tight till 26 weeks and if it all looks the same then After a scan then i will be admitted straight away and I will start steroids. the bub also has a suspected hole in its ventrical (heart). So I will then need to sit tight until I either bleed or get c sectioned at 34+ so weeks. Which may be followed by a trip to Melbourne if the hole does not correct itself as there is no heart specialists here for bub. I'm having another baby heart scan on friday as well with some heart specialist and sonographer to get a detailed picture of what is really happening in there. I have been told no lifting, exercise or sex too. However he is letting me stay at work for now.

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    I was not great the first week either chances. I was upset that I was back to the day by day stress of the first tri, and I was annoyed with myself that I has let myself become attached to the baby. After about a week, things settled down and I became a bit more comfortable with everything.
    I hope everything goes well to 26 weeks Kendalldea, and I hope everything works out well with bubs heart. I live and work near the Mercy, so if you do need to come to Melbourne and end up at the Mercy, please let us know and we will do what we can to help :-)

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    Hi All,

    Im glad there are a few others in the same boat as me (kind of).

    I had a scan done on Wednesday for my 20 week morphology at a fetal medicine unit at RNSH in Sydney, as I've had a large bleed since 14 weeks upto 150ml at one stage and a Mirena IUD in situ that is now migrating through to my bladder. The Sonographer and Dr conducting the internal ultrasound almost off handedly told me I had vasa previa as well. I have my follow up appointment in Tuesday but walked out wondering what it was, google has not been too positive except that early diagnosis and hospitalization from 32ish weeks and a CS are the only sure way to have a healthy babe.

    As this is baby no 5, hospitalization is just giving me nightmares of organisation and babysitters.

    Anyway I'm looking forward to hearing how you guys go and your stories. You are all only a month or so ahead of me in due dates.

    Mel

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    It's so good to find thread on here regarding this condition! I was diagnosed with VP at my 20wk morph scan, and it was confirmed again at my 28 week scan... the vessel is quite large - the sonographer saw it on the colour doppler and then turned that off - you could actually see the blood flowing through the vessel over the cervix on the normal ultrasound - no maybes, i definitely have VP.

    I was actually hospitalised over the weekend, due to a tiny bleed on friday - but we honestly think it wasn't actually a foetal or cervica/vaginal bleed as the placement of the blood on the sanitary pad was not conducive to vaginal loss. It was more precautionary that i stay in. The management plan in place for me is i'm now on early maternity leave, pelvic rest, and i'm delivering by c-s at 36+3wks. I also have the potential to have developed placeta accreta due to a prior diagnoses of Asherman's Syndrome (there is a fantastic thread discussing AS in the IVF forum), so it's a double whammy i seem to be facing. I just hope with everything that this pregnancy remains uneventful until my planned CS and that they can remove all of my placenta and i get to keep my uterus. <3

    All the best ladies xox

    Out of interest, is anyone else here from Brisbane, or does anyone know of an ob who specialises in particularly high risk pregnancies?


 

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