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Placenta Abruption

I have been put on bed rest with a small placenta abruption at 26 weeks.  I am looking for anyone who may have or has had the same condition to help me feel better about this.  My baby is too small to be born in the city we live in, so that scares me alot!!  When I was in the hospital they gave me a steroid shot for to mature the baby's lungs just in case anything happened....I guess being prepared is a good thing, however, the fact that they had to do that really frightened me!

Anyways, just wanted to hear other womans stories that may be in the same boat or have any suggestions for bedrest with a 5 year old!!

Treens Treens 26-30 29 Responses May 14, 2008

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I am 19 weeks and had to go to the e.r because I was having horrible pain on my right side abdomen, for two days. When they did an ultrasound on me the tech saw some issues with my placenta. Anyway after a few hours of waiting my e.r doc came to me with those ultrasound results. He said my placenta is low and I have space between my placenta and uterus... Um, omg! he told me what could happen to the baby me, everything. It freaked me out, I'm so sad. Hearing some of these other stories are some what reassuring... But not put at eased. I do have 4 beautiful children, but I have had two miscarriages in the past, have to say hard to get over.

I was told i had a low lying placenta at my 20 week scan. I bled heavily at 26 weeks and was admitted to hospital that same day for the rest of the pregnancy. There were lots more very heavy, but painless bleeds over the next few weeks and it was all very scary, but was reassured by the 24 hr care i received and the bank of blood they had on standby at all times. I was booked in for section at 38 weeks but ended up having my son at 37 weeks due to a torrential bleed. He was fine and we were allowed home 2 days later. I have 2 older children and had to have my mum move in to my house to take care of them. Bedrest will not prevent bleeding with placenta previa, but obviously you shou,d be taking things easy.

I had placenta abruption with my first daughter, i went into hospital with heavy bleeding but no pain, i had to stay in all day, whent hey eventually scanned my placent at half nine that night they discovered my placenta had completely come away and had to deliver by c section straight away, thankfully my daughter was born healthy and we was able to go home three days later, they did not mention i was at risk of it happening again so you can imagine my surprise when at the end of my second pregnancy with another daughter it happened all over again, luckily they scanned me as soon as i got to hospital and gave me another emergency c section which meant my daughter was born safetly! it was a lovely birthday for me that day, although very scary, now im pregnant again they have put me on complete bed rest until i have my 20 week scan to make sure eeverything is ok then they will scan me every 2 weeks!!! but it does mean i will have another c section

wow, the 10 cm abruptions sounds really scary. Hope all of you are doing okay. I had a abruption and started bleeding brown blood at 23 weeks. Stayed in the hospital for 4 days, got the Rhogham shot and steroid shot. Then they let me go home on moderate bed rest. The bleeding's finally stopped but some days I get a lot of contractions. some last for a while too where I feel like my stomach is hard for a long time. That gets a bit scary cause I get paranoid that i'm about to go in labor. I'm 26 weeks and 3 days now so just taking one week at a time. Do any of you get those long contractions? I also take duphaston, the progestrone pill three times a day to help relax the uterus. Good luck to all of you and would love to hear the progress.

Hello,



I am 13 weeks pregnant. I woke up at 2 days ago with extreme bleeding at 1:30am. It looked like someone got seriously injured and my bed just ruined. I went to the hospital, were I was told I was having a misscarriage. "sometimes the body will abort, especially if the baby is not well". They did tests and sent me home. I then got a call an hour after coming home from my midwife say that she had to come and talk to the family about options. The baby is healthy, heart rate is great, baby is moving, .........i have a 10cm "bleed" or placenta aburtpion and its the largest they here have seen. So my chances are 50/50. Either it wont stop bleeding, and internal bleeding and baby will not survive. Or with proper bedrest, no smoking etc....i might have a chance. Its been just over 2 days, bleeding has stopped, pain is subsiding, my color is back, and i am extremely hungry. Midwife just came, check baby, everything seems to be going very well. Ill just have to wait and see for the long term, but all is well, even with a very large abruption at 13 weeks. Rest is key to everything, healthy eating, lots of fluids, vitamin e capsules, and support as I have 3 younger children too. Fingers crossed, and good luck to everyone with the same complications :)

I am 17 weeks pregnant, just recently found out i have two blood clots behind my babys placenta, ive passed one at 12 weeks and had to stay in the hospital, my first daughter passed away at 18 week gestation and was hard to deal with, im wondering if the same thing will happen to me again, i cant loose this baby or else ill be deprresed and need help, im very worried! Someone please help



joy

I am 25 wks pregnant with my 6th child. Can any of u share your early symptoms with placental abruption. I've spotted with previous pregnancies so didn't make this a big deal. However, this time it has returned for a second time with more of a mucousy bloody discharge. N I've had sharp short pains in my abdominal area. But the weird part was the other night I felt as though I had an upset tummy. When I went to the bathroom I couldn't stop pushing. The pushy pains are still here but only when I go to sit on the toilet or stand too long. Iv got mild cramps in my butt n legs. The spotting is very very light. But I'm wondering if I should be checked or wait for my next check up tomorrow. I'm not in pain. Jus discomfort.

I hope you have gone to your doctor. I'm at 25 weeks and just had some spotting for the second time this pregnancy, the other at 6 weeks. I am RH negative, so just thought I needed a second rhogam shot for that. My doctor sent me to the hospital for monitoring, blood work and an ultrasound. The doctor is not positive whether it's placenta previa or placental abruption, so the hospital kept me for observation. Both my little girl and I are showing good vitals so after my rhogam and 2 steroid shots to speed up lung development just in case, I am on moderate bed rest and will be having regular ultrasounds bi-weekly to check my symptoms and baby's growth. I had no pain, just spotting. I see you posted this a few months ago. How are you doing now? As an active person, I am feeling a little down about not exercising, especially because I'm afraid I'll develop gestational diabetes, which I've had in the past. :(

I am 25 wks pregnant with my 6th child. Can any of u share your early symptoms with placental abruption. I've spotted with previous pregnancies so didn't make this a big deal. However, this time it has returned for a second time with more of a mucousy bloody discharge. N I've had sharp short pains in my abdominal area. But the weird part was the other night I felt as though I had an upset tummy. When I went to the bathroom I couldn't stop pushing. The pushy pains are still here but only when I go to sit on the toilet or stand too long. Iv got mild cramps in my butt n legs. The spotting is very very light. But I'm wondering if I should be checked or wait for my next check up tomorrow. I'm not in pain. Jus discomfort.

I ha a beautifull baby girl 19 yrs ago I had no clue that yrs later I would be diagnosed with sjogrens syndrome an autoimmune illness I went to a magor hospital 3 weeks early and had been spotting through the pregnancy she was my 6th child and I was still sent home I made it to the train station 5 minutes away I had a large contraction and lost a lot of blood my husband ran back for an ambulance and I remember every pain brought blood finally I was raced back legs up on the ambulance doors so that the bleeding would ease she was born i hour later should have had a ceasar but wasnt given one she was 7lbs lacked some oxygen but was fine but it was the scariest day of my life she went on 2 have language delay adhd and bi polar but now shes fine and i thank god 4 that but my advice is if the hospital tells u 2 go u tell them where 2 go because seriously if i had of got on that train i would not be posting this as later after losing 2 litres of blood maybe more a ceasar should be given within 8 minutes as u can guess the rest we were blessed to survive

I ha a beautifull baby girl 19 yrs ago I had no clue that yrs later I would be diagnosed with sjogrens syndrome an autoimmune illness I went to a magor hospital 3 weeks early and had been spotting through the pregnancy she was my 6th child and I was still sent home I made it to the train station 5 minutes away I had a large contraction and lost a lot of blood my husband ran back for an ambulance and I remember every pain brought blood finally I was raced back legs up on the ambulance doors so that the bleeding would ease she was born i hour later should have had a ceasar but wasnt given one she was 7lbs lacked some oxygen but was fine but it was the scariest day of my life she went on 2 have language delay adhd and bi polar but now shes fine and i thank god 4 that but my advice is if the hospital tells u 2 go u tell them where 2 go because seriously if i had of got on that train i would not be posting this as later after losing 2 litres of blood maybe more a ceasar should be given within 8 minutes as u can guess the rest we were blessed to survive

OMG This is to whoever had the Placenta Aprupto. My Prayers are with you. Sixteen years ago I had Placento apruto and Placenta Preveia, I lost a healthy baby girl and almost lost my life. I had 8 blood transfusions, and the blood was coming out faster then it was going in. I had a 6 month old son at home and a 9 year old daughter. and I was 23 weeks pregnant. It was the most horrible time of my life. So do whatever the doctor says, and take it easy, everything will work out. My son is 16 and my daughter is 25. God Bless You.

Maureen

I so sympathize with you! I have been in the hospital for 6 days for placental abruption and taking the traditional shots to quicken dev. of baby's lungs, etc. Baby will be taken next week by c-section (that will make the 34th week). I have a 19 month old two older children and it bother me so badly that I cant do my bed rest at home to at least be near them! Just hang in there!

i am 27wks., have been in hospital for 8 days. i have a 10cm placenta abruption and my water broke. the baby's heart rate is stable as is mine. doc. put me on complete bed rest and hospitalization until i hit 34wks. and hospitalization. if she stays in that long. doc also said they will csec earlier if i get infection, start contracting (they wont try to stop it this time), if it completely seperates or if we hit 34wks. i am so happy to hear some of these stories and so empathetic for the not so good. i have a 8.5mo old daughter at home, the hubby has had to become full time daddy. i pray for all of u and wish the same in return.

sweetie, me and my husband just buried our beautiful baby boy on the 17 th of this month due to a complete placental abruption, me and my baby were both rapidly losing blood, i sorrow for his loss, but am incredibly blessed to still be here, {alive} for my 3 girls! so, pls take it easy, save your baby's life! I will lift you up in prayer!!!!!

when my youngest was about that stage his mother was put in Bed Rest. I had to quit my job because they didn't want me to take a leave of absence. They we worried about lung development too and gave him steroids, all turned out well and he was carried to term. he was positioning at about 30 wks and I thought he was still too young but after a long 2nd Bed Rest, It was a trying time so I wish you the best and they will give you something to keep from delivering when it gets close that you start contractions, It will help too. so just think positive and relax.

Oh,sweetie, I had placenta previa and all I can say is please try to stay on bed-rest if that is what your Dr. prescribed. I know that with a 5yr. old there is no way you can do that so if you can really have someone either stay with you would be better. Now, I don't know if maybe your 5yr old can stay with family until someone gets home and can help you with the child. I know that sometimes it's hard to have someone help you out like that but anything to help your unborn child. I had my mother take care of my kids when I was on complete bed-rest and it' s hard not to be able to do that when you don't feel sick. I wish you luck and I pray that you and baby will be just fine. My other pregnancies went great but with this one I had that problem and my baby was born premature,she was born at 7 1/2months although she weighted at 7 1/2 pounds and if she would of been full term she would of weighted 10pounds and her lungs were fully developed. Hugs, Linda

I just went for my first appointment with my fifth child. I am 17 weeks pregnant. I hadn't gone before because I recently got seperated and have no insurance, but I was experienced spotting and figured I should get it checked out. I really didn't worry because my other pregnancies were perfect. This time around everything is different. When I got my sonogram I saw the baby for the first time and it's a miracle how you always seem to just fall in love automatically with your child. I knew there was a problem when they were taking forever to scan me. The nurse told me that the placenta had a gap between it and the uterus. This language was foreign to me, she advised me it was a slight detachment of the placenta and the uterus and that it could get worse or could get better, that it looked like it was trying to miscarry. Automatically tears rolled down my face. then the doctor came in the room and you know medical people they speak like you're not even there. She asked the doctor to scan and he's like yup looks like a placental abruption. they told me I needed another week of bedrest and not to worry it could heal itself and we'll take a look again next week. then right when we were about done, he anounced it looks like its a boy this time. Mind you i have 4 girls. Wow! i thought to myself I finally get my boy, but what are his chances of survival. I came home did research on the web and scared myself to death. I've been laying on my couch since then. Keep in mind I have an 11, 8, 6, and 13 month old to care for. Luckily my kids are very understanding and independant, they are helping me tremendously. I'm so scared, I wan this pregnancy to last. I've gone through so much this last year, I'm so afraid of losing my baby boy. Please pray for me and I'd like to hear positive feedback from people who had a similiar experience but with a happy ending. I'm praying I can make it to at least 26 weeks, which I hear is a viable stage.

NO SURE THIS APPLIES!

I was pregnant with my second child.... the Pregnancy started off with having my cervix clamped (as it wouldnt shut)

about 12 weeks in.. I experienced HEAVY bleeding!

I went to the hospital and they told my my placenta tore (as it was so close to the cervix)

Needless to say they put me on bed rest and I was unable to lift anything 5+ pounds (including my 2 yr old)



As you may know this is super discouraging being trapped on a bed with another child...

I had an activity time with my son where he came to the bed and we did arts and crafts ect... My husband and myself really tried to have him involved with the entire pregnancy even know I was stuck sitting in bed.



OVERALL! the rest of the pregnancy went WELL!.... infact a little too well the baby didnt want to come out and I was induced after 2 weeks late



HOPE ALL GOES WELL!

I lost a baby at 27 weeks gestation. He was born alive, still encased in the placenta, but only lived for 12 hours. My placental abruption began 3-4 weeks prior. I WISH my doctors had put me on bed rest, but as soon as the bleeding stopped, they sent me right back to work - and did this several times.



I'm glad you have doctors who put you on bed rest. STAY THERE! It is your best hope - that and the steroids. God bless you, my sister!!!

I'm so sorry to hear about your complication. My best friend had a placenta abrupton back in October 2008 with her third pregnancy. She was 32 weeks along and she was just as sacred as you are right now. We all were because her son ahd to be taken by emergency c-section. But her son is now 8-1/2 momths old and he is fully functioning very healthy baby boy. Just have faith and know that I am praying for you and your baby that you will be comforted and your baby will be healthy too.

Hi, I just want to say that that happened to my mother when she was pregnant with me, and she had a 4 year old at home. I´m sure those were hard times for her, and she says that the worst part was being permanently scared of even turning around in bed. well, i was born a little too soon but perfect, so just try to think that it doesnt have to wrong, it can also end up very very well. get rest, patience, help for anything you need (dont be afraid to ask , everybody will be willing and happy about it!!) and relax cause everything comes around if it has to. you can only do the best you can, and it willl go much better if you have much less stress. I know its tough to do it, but its your best option and the only vacation you´ll get in a looong time ;). I hope this gives you a little hope for yourself and your baby. Lots of hugs and good luck!

I had a total placental abruption at 39 weeks and our daughter was stillborn. So not to scare you because at least they have caught yours. Just rest like the doctors have told you and maybe get a friend or relative to help you with your 5 year old. I hope everything turns out okay :)

Hi there. Yes. I went through the very same thing. Here is my story. I got pregnant at the age of 23 and knew that I was pregnant immeadiatly because it was like my whole body changed. I also grew VERY hungry. I told the father of the child that I was pregnant, even though I hadn't had a pregnancy test and it had only been two weeks since we had sex. He immeadiatly thought I was using him and lying so I knew that I was gonna be on my own. I was already having a hard time financially and emotionally. About 2 years prior I had been heald captive, beaten and sexually assaulted for about 24 hours by a stranger. This led to a lot of turmoil in my life inxcluding not being able to work as well as not being able to handle simple day to day challenges. The idea of a baby was so confusing to me and the thought of love was so foreign. I had some tough choices to make but I knew that whatever the outcome it had to be the best for the child steadily growing inside of me.



While I was still deciding on what I needed to do and trying to make adjustments, my water broke and I started bleeding. At this point I was only 8 weeks pregnant. I went to the ER and ofcourse everyone treated me like it was no big deal and I was just going to have a miscarriage and that was the end.



The hospital wouldn't even give me a taxi ride home and told me I could walk since I lived within 5 miles. Mind you I lived in east LA and it was 10 @ night.





I made a decision that night to keep my baby and I prayed for 4 days that my bleeding would stop. I didn't move for 4 days in hopes that would "heal" my baby.



My bleeding stopped and I got really serious about my life. I started saving every penny that I earned and stopped doing anything social. I didn't even by myself pregnancy clothes. But for whatever reason I always had this feeling that my water would break at 6 months and that I would need to be prepared.





I kept working and trying to provide what would be a decent home for my family. Finally at 4 months my waterbroke again. This time I went to a really great hospital where they did very extensive testing and I found out that I had a massive blood clot that was causing bleeding and was not having a miscarriage. If the other hospital had done that so many other things could have happenend to prevent what was to come.



I finally decided that you couldn't put a price on better care and decided to find a doctor that was networked with a good hospital. Unfortunately the doctor I chose was very errogant and did not take the time to answer any of my questions, nor help me develop a better plan for a more controlled diet, nor do the extensive testing that I needed, nor help me with my out of control hormones that was causing my brain to be useful as runny eggs. I had actually made a decision to find another doctor and then my water broke, at exactly 6 months.



I ended up spending two months in the hospital with same strange hospital bacteria, not knowing whether I was going to live or die.



I initially wanted an all organic pregnancy and to give my baby all organic foods and that went out the door when they gave me the steroid shot. I spent two months eating fatty food and only being visited twice because the people in my family are disfunctional to say the least.





I spent my time being angry at everyone and really ungreatful. The errogant doctor I didn't like ended up becoming the only person who understood me. He was my advocate and later became a dear friend.



After my waterbroke I lost my job, the place I was living in and almost everythin I owned. My disability wasn't very much so I wouldn't be able to pay bills or care for a baby. I turned to my family for help but that ended up being a disaster. It has been alnost two years since my water broke and I am just barely getting back on my feet.



When my waterbroke that was a life changing experiences. That was my first real understanding that life is only something you can prepare for and plan but not count on.





Today I am so grateful for the nurses and doctors that helped me deliver a beautiful boy who is actually smarter and bigger (due to the steroids) then kids his age. ( As I approach his 2nd birthday I wonder if he has roid rage, j/k)



I know when your waterbreaks it is a time of so much turmoil because you don't know whether to keep planning for the baby or to not get your hopes up. Now I look back and think about how ridiculous that was, of course he was gonna make it.





I did a lot of meditation and focuses on channeling my inner baby. It really kept me calm and connected with my body.



One piece of advice that I hope you'll take is watch what you eat. Since you are on bed rest the pounds ad up quick. It took me 6 months to get the weight off and then I gained it all back in 4 months and now weigh 200 pounds at 5'2.





Good look with your pregnancy. Just remember to keep calm, pray, journal, meditate and watch stuff on tv that has nothing to do with babies. Keep us posted I would love to hear that everything turned out okay.

i'm really sorry to hear this, not been through this myself but i know someone who did , a close friend of mine went into hospital and she was 22 weeks pregnant she had to stay in for 6 weeks by the time she reached 26 wks they believed her placental had abrupted,they said her baby was very small the size of a 23 week old fetus,they started her labour off which took 2 days,she gave birth to a tiny baby girl who is now a year old so it shows there is hope,bed rest with a 5 year old must be so difficult but try your best to get that rest its the best thing for you and your baby,i wish you all the best

I was 41 almost 42 weeks and 12 days past my due date when I was scheduled for inducement. When I was given the pitocin for the contractions to start happening, and little did I know me and my baby were bleeding to death.... I had a placental abruption. Me and my baby were loosing massive amounts of blood by the second. I was rushed into a emergency c-seran without even knowing anything of what was going on. When I woke up in the recovery room I was told what happend, and that my baby is most likely not going to make it... They had to resuscitate her. Thank god, I was so lucky I was right there in the hospital when this had happend, anywhere else my baby would not have made it. The whole thing was a terrible nightmare. My obstetricianist shouldnt have even let me go that far past my due date...

Im not familiar with a placenta abruption. Years ago I had a plaenta previs. My placenta split in half and I started to hemmorage. The placenta I believe holds the afterbirth. Mine came before the baby. Heart beats can start to go down at that point. Thank God my baby was born well but I had to have a cesarean section. I know you must be very frightened and my prayers are with you. Talk to your Dr. and Im sure he can ease some of your fears. Having faith in the Lord Im sure all will go well. God Bless.

Oh my, I feel for you. I had a five year old when I started having pre-term labor at 18 weeks! I was hospitalized on bedrest, was maxed out on magnesium sulfate, received the steroid shot weekly. I was in Labor and Delivery for three months. Then, I developed a condition called H.E.L.L.P. syndrome. Finally, after suffering for a few days, they took the baby in an emergency c-section. She was 30 weeks. Due to the steroid shots, she was perfectly developed. She just had to grow in size. She was born 2#13 oz.



Luckily, both sets of grandparents lived in the same city. It was very stressful for me, because I felt like my son didn't have the correct clothing. Haha?? In retrospect, I was just focusing on something insignificant. He was scared of the hospital, so I didn't see him very much. I think that was for the best. I slept most of the time. Oh man, feel free to drop me a line. I have tons of stories to share.

Hello, I'm sorry to hear that you've been put on bed rest. I can't imagine how you feel, especially having a 5 year old in the home too. It was hard enough for me and I didn't have any children in the home. I think the best thing to do is take it one day at a time and try to make the best of it. Maybe you can involve the five year old by spending lots of quality time with him in bed. My now three year old boy is just such a great kid and it was so worth it at the end to know that you'll have a healthy baby

How do people have kids like really. the whole pain of it all confuses me. i say we knock all pregnant women out right before birth! (with a guaranteed fact that no baby or person gets hurt) have a baby in your sleep instead wake up with a new life in your arms :)

C-section dude. That's the only way I can think of for this idea to even be possible. And for a lot of women, the pain is worth it to see their baby being born. Something that most carried and planned for 9 months (some even plan before hand). I'm not trying to troll or anything, just saying. =) Also, how would the woman help out the baby in her sleep??

I'm not sure if it's the same condition or not, but there was a woman in my birthing class that had to have her cervix stitched shut and was put on bedrest for the remainder of her pregnancy (about 12 weeks). She did great - in fact, she had to be induced. Don't know if that helps - try to stay positive!