Mar 9, 2012

More praises!!

We have so much to be thankful for! Praise God we found out it is not vasa previa, but total previa. I know this may not sound like a better diagnosis, but it is. Vasa previa would have meant possible rupture of the blood vessels, emergency c-section and premature delivery of the baby and worst case scenario, hemorrhage or worse. Total previa means there are no fetal blood vessels over the cervix which is great. There are blood vessels over the cervix but they are maternal, meaning mine, because the placenta is over the cervix. The image to the left is the type of previa I have. It's the best I could find on the internet. The main placenta is on the anterior side of the uterus, on my belly side. But there is a smaller section of placenta on the posterior side of the uterus, on my back side. It took the sonographer and the maternal fetal medicine doctor a while to accurately determine if the vessels were fetal or maternal. But I was so happy when they said over and over they believed them to only be maternal. They can tell by the wave length of the blood flow. It was really neat. The whole ultrasound was neat. It was long too. The sonographer started with an entire anatomy scan again then did a transvaginal ultrasound. Then the doctor came in and did both again just on the specific areas he was interested in. And I had to go empty my bladder during the ultrasound. I was so glad I went to the practice I went to. They were super nice, let me ask all my questions and gave me so much information. It was great. I was really excited to go to the specialist to get a thorough evaluation and diagnosis. I will follow-up with them in four weeks and have more ultrasounds during the pregnancy to keep an eye on it. They are keeping me on pelvic rest and want me to continue to take it easy to prevent any chance of bleeding. Another praise is as long as there is no bleeding they will schedule a c-section for week 37. That's great because a baby is fully developed by week 36 which is much better than being born earlier. Of course if there is any bleeding this will change. Spotting and light bleeding will result in bed rest. Severe bleeding will result in hospitalization. Uncontrolled bleeding will result in emergency c-section. So thank you all so much for your prayers. Please continue to pray for both my health and Lady Mommaerts health, for me to take it easy and for us to get to week 37! All these ultrasounds mean more images of her so I have to share them with you all. Love, Holly

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

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