Thursday, May 9, 2013

Positive Thoughts for a Friend

My good friend T is 6 weeks ahead of me in her pregnancy. She conceived on her first IVF cycle initially with twins, but one didn't continue to develop past 7 weeks. 

At her anatomy scan (I think around 18 weeks) she was diagnosed with complete placenta previa. She hadn't had any symptoms or issues until last Thursday after yoga. 

She texted our group of "fertility buddies" as we call ourselves late Thursday night to say she was going to the hospital because she had a lot of bleeding on her drive home. T lives about an hour and a half north. 

They released her shortly after and she had a follow-up appointment scheduled for Monday. They told her if she had any more bleeding incidents she would be admitted for hospital bedrest. On Monday her ob told her then that her placenta had moved slightly but was still considered full placenta previa. 

Yesterday, T texted us in the morning to tell us she was being admitted to her local hospital. She is 23 weeks pregnant. By the afternoon they had transferred her to the hospital where we plan to deliver at that has the highest level NICU. 

Last we heard she was waiting for approval to eat or drink late last night since she hadn't been allowed anything. She had been given a shot to stop her contractions.

I plan to visit her this afternoon/evening. She has mind on my mind and hopefully some other people can send some positive thoughts or prayers her way. 


  1. Oh shit, total prayers being sent for her. :(

  2. Oh no, my prayers are with her. I hope they get the contractions stopped and she goes on to have a healthy rest of her pregnancy.

  3. Oh no! Thinking of her and praying that she is able to keep that baby in for a long time to come!

  4. Praying. Please give updates whenever possible.

  5. I hope all turns our okay for her. I have complete previa, and had my first bleed at 30 weeks. It's very very scary. I'm on complete bed rest, and am only allowed to shower, and use the bathroom. I think her being in the hospital is the best for her. I'm sure the will be able to get the contractions under control and leave her on bed rest for the remanded of the pregnancy. Keep us posted...I'm sending out positive thoughts for her.

  6. Lots and lots of prayers being sent her way!!!
    I also have complete placenta previa (28 weeks) but have not had any bleeding as of yet.
    Please keep us updated. She will be on my mind constantly.

  7. Oh goodness, I pray she and her baby are okay. Please update us. Maybe you have already, I'm just behind.