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Placenta accreta KTSKDR Due September 22 (boy); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Indiana 285 posts
Apr 24th '17

My dr is pretty concerned I have placenta accreta. I had a csection March 25th 2016 with my 3rd due to cord prolapse. I got pregnant at the end of December 2016 with my 4th. I have an anterior and a complete previa. My dr says I've got 3 strikes playing against me for developing the accreta. Not waiting enough time in between my csection and getting pregnant again ,apparently, gives the placenta a greater chance of embedding since the scar tissue is so fresh. The worst thing that could've happened is the placenta growing low and over my scar. I'm so scared and feel so guilty for not trying to keep myself from getting pregnant. I was told by the dr I was with when I had my csection to wait a year. I know I was a little early on the year mark but I honestly didn't think it would be a problem. The dr I'm with now says she likes to see her patients wait 2 years after a csection. She says what we're facing right now is exactly why. I feel like there's not much hope it won't embed. Since we have the perfect storm for it to do so. Idk I guess I just needed to get it out. I'm not talking to family about this. Even though my business was spread without me wanting people to know anyways I just don't want to talk about with everyone not even my DH. Hes very worried and I don't want to let him know I am. 




UPDATE!! I got my ultrasound today. There is no reason to believe I have or will have placenta accreta. Also, the placenta has moved away from my cervix!! It is 4 cm away so I am clear to have a VBAC!!!

SomeMommy 5 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 74008 posts
Apr 24th '17

so is it confirmed?

KTSKDR Due September 22 (boy); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Indiana 285 posts
Apr 24th '17

Quoting SomeMommy:
so is it confirmed?


Still unconfirmed. Its just that my dr doesn't have much confidence it wont. She's very concerned based on my last ultrasound. 

SomeMommy 5 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 74008 posts
Apr 24th '17

Quoting KTSKDR:

Still unconfirmed. Its just that my dr doesn't have much confidence it wont. She's very concerned based on my last ultrasound. 


Well, you already have the baby inside you. Your job now is to make it as far as possible so baby is viable and do what is necessary to save both of you. It's scary but it sounds like your OB is doing what they can to be proactive about it. I would absolutely search for support groups. Don't do much Googling though just search for support. It's going to take you a bit to accept what this means for YOU but you will eventually wrap your mind around it all. 

Here's just one site I found but I'm sure there's a lot more out there and plenty of forums with support <33 We're always here on BG too even if we're not in the same situation.

KTSKDR Due September 22 (boy); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Indiana 285 posts
Apr 24th '17

Quoting SomeMommy:

Well, you already have the baby inside you. Your job now is to make it as far as possible so baby is viable and do what is necessary to save both of you. It's scary but it sounds like your OB is doing what they can to be proactive about it. I would absolutely search for support groups. Don't do much Googling though just search for support. It's going to take you a bit to accept what this means for YOU but you will eventually wrap your mind around it all. 

Here's just one site I found but I'm sure there's a lot more out there and plenty of forums with support <33 We're always here on BG too even if we're not in the same situation.


I've gone on Google and started to look things up but as soon as things pop up I just exit it out. I'm too scared to see anything more than what I already know. My OB is pretty good at informing me. I'm so anxious for my ultrasound  

SomeMommy 5 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 74008 posts
Apr 24th '17

Quoting KTSKDR:

I've gone on Google and started to look things up but as soon as things pop up I just exit it out. I'm too scared to see anything more than what I already know. My OB is pretty good at informing me. I'm so anxious for my ultrasound  


Big hugs<33

KTSKDR Due September 22 (boy); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Indiana 285 posts
Apr 24th '17

Quoting SomeMommy:

Big hugs<33


Thank you. I guess I just needed to put down what was in my head. 

SomeMommy 5 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 74008 posts
Apr 24th '17

Quoting KTSKDR:

Thank you. I guess I just needed to put down what was in my head. 


Been there, I totally get that! I'll keep you in my prayers, update us when you find out for sure and always know we're here!

KTSKDR Due September 22 (boy); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Indiana 285 posts
Apr 24th '17

Quoting SomeMommy:

Been there, I totally get that! I'll keep you in my prayers, update us when you find out for sure and always know we're here!


Thank you so much

ElleCole+triplets Due June 9 (girl); 5 kids; 3 angel babies; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 33265 posts
Apr 24th '17

I have a couple really close friends who had scares with this. Only one ended up having it truly and she was on bedrest in hospital starting around 30 weeks and delivered at 35, c section, and hysterecomy after. I hope you don't truly have it :( it's so scary. Sending all my prayers 

Thinkaboutit 4 kids; United States 2511 posts
Apr 24th '17

Hugs momma...I had a scare with my last baby like that (but I was 15m pp when I got prego) by 20 weeks it moved up and that was all good. But my csection scar was ruptured open already when they opened me up at 36 weeks....

Lyla & Maxwell's Mommy 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Wisconsin 1576 posts
Apr 24th '17

Don't feel bad just focus on your and baby. We had the go ahead to conceive 1 year after my dd was born so not all OB's feel a 2 year wait is necessary. Prayers!

=^•^= NO, OD, France 36617 posts
Apr 24th '17

My doctor assumed I had placenta accreta with my last c-section, but once they got in there, that wasn't the case. I never got a confirmation as to why they thought or what my bleeding issues and pain were related to. I also had an anterior placenta.