I'm hoping to hear from anyone who's had bleeding in the second trimester as a result of a low lying placenta.
I'm 15 weeks and on Wed morning (two days ago) I woke up to find that I had a bright red bleed. I went to the emergency department and was lucky enough that my OB was in the hospital so he came down and did an ultrasound which showed that the placenta is really low down (which he said caused the bleed). He didn't mention if the placenta is partially/completely covering the cervix - I'll ask him this when I see him next.
Other things he checked for were that the cervix was closed (it was), bubs was moving (s/he was) and whether or not there was good amount of fluid around the baby (there was). This was all a HUGE relief of course! Hardest part was that my OB took the time to show me bubs on the ultrasound and I got a *really* good look at bubs' perfect little face - which made me quite emotional (given that I was already super worried and stressed at the time!).
I was told to stay in bed for two days and get someone else to look after DS (an active 2yo) – which I’ve done. He said that at this stage, he doesn’t think that I need to be admitted hospital. WHAT THE...?!?! He also said that he wants to see me tomorrow (Fri) morning for an extra check up.
I’m trying not to think the worst, but everything I’ve read is that bleeding with a low lying placenta tends to happen much later on (20+ weeks). I really just want to know how serious this is. Is this a case of just(?) not getting the VBAC I was hoping for (as I had a pretty stressful emergency C-section with DS), or is there a real risk of losing bub?
I really just want to get some idea of what’s ahead of us. Has anyone needed to be admitted to hospital with this problem? If so, how long for? I know that every situation is different, but I would be really grateful to hear about others' experiences (good or bad).
Thanks for taking the time to read this!