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    Hi All,
    I've just been diagnosed with both a grade 4 complete placenta previa and placenta accreta. All I know is that I can expect some bleeding, that they will deliver my baby at 36 weeks if not earlier and that most likely I'm looking at having a hysterectomy at the time of delivery.
    Has anyone else had any experience with this? I'm having a bit of a hard time getting my head around all of this, also where can I buy premmie clothes that won't cost a fortune?
    Should I be worried about severe cramping but no blood? I'm also having migraines and running fevers. We've just relocated so I don't have a regular GP atm.
    Thanks for any information that you may be able to provide.

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    I can't help with the medicial stuff.

    Best and less stock cheap premmie stuff.

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    Hi! I am 33 weeks today! I was diagnosed at 19 weeks with placenta previa Accreta, which is now at percreta level (bladder involvement)
    I am delivering at 35 weeks (maybe earlier depending on results of an internal scan this week! - if it has penetrated my bladder too much I will be delivered this week!)

    I honestly didn't think we'd make it this far, but I feel surprisingly well! Bub is small for GA (10th percentile) but healthy!

    I will have to have:
    Vertical incision (belly button down)
    Hysterectomy
    Bladder Reconstruction
    They will be using the cell saver machine to recycle my lost blood
    & possible blood transfusion/s

    My Dr told me that my Previa/Accreta was unlikely to bleed do to the fact that the placenta is so 'stuck'
    This isn't to say it won't, it's just not like a normal Previa!

    I was terrified when I was first diagnosed (and I'm still pretty scared) But I am now under an amazing high risk specialist who knows his stuff!!

    If you have any questions feel free to ask me! I'll help with whatever I can!
    Last edited by Shutter Mum; 15-07-2012 at 02:28.

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