Hello, my name is Danni and I've just found out this week that I have a low lying anterior placenta.
This is my third pregnancy. My first was 10 years ago which resulted in 29 week c-section due to pre-eclampsia. My second was almost 6 years ago and I delivered at 36 weeks due to PE again, my placenta failed at 32 weeks and my daughter has restricted growth.
I am now 22 week pregnant to my wonderful new husband and I've been fearing PE as I had been told my risk of re-occurrence was high due to the new partner?
I have been seeing my public QLD hospital and I have not felt very confident with their management of my pregnancy so to relax a little I made an appointment for this past Thursday with a private OB to participate in shared care with the public hospital.
During this appointment she requested my 19 week ultrasound report and she noted that I have a low lying anterior placenta and she appeared to be very concerned and started talking about me being very high risk with just this placenta issue. She has mentioned that I will need at least a further two scans to check on the placenta and well being of bub, with one taking place in Brisbane at a 'Tertiary level'. She mentioned placenta accreta and briefly touched on hysterectomy during the c-section.
She is concerned given that my son was born at 29 weeks with how low the scar tissue is and it appears that bub has attached his/her placenta to the scar tissue.
She has told me that it is looking likely that I will have to be sent to brisbane for delivery (I'm in Central QLD). She is going to do more research before my next appointment and she has also said that she will be speaking with a more qualified local OB for advice on treatment.
I have been to the public hospital prior and seen an OB and midwife and neither mentioned the placenta and in fact I am not booked to see a hospital OB until 36 weeks?
I have been googling, and I am scared ****less.
I've had very high hopes for a perfect pregnancy as I've not yet had one that goes well and Iam still deeply traumatised by my son and daughters pregnancies and births.
We had planned another c-section (no choice) and I was promised skin to skin in theatre which will help promote breastfeeding as both my son and daughter were too unwell to feed.
Now I'm so scared and I have a million questions and I don't know what to do next?
I have no faith in the local hospital for failing to note the low lying placenta, I'm scared at the uncertainty of the delievery, I was planning on working up until 36 weeks and we had everything "planned", now I don't know where this baby will be born and how that delivery will go, will I be under a general? will they do a hysterectomy? When will I found out? I have anxiety for which I am treated medically for at the best of times and this is just making it all worse. I'm scared of leaving my other two children if I'm sent to Brisbane, I'm scared of missing out on everything with my baby I'm worried about money if I'm sent to Brisbane again.
Please has anyone else had this at 20ish weeks and what happened? When did you find out the "plan" etc.