My friend T was diagnosed with placenta previa at her anatomy scan. Around 23 weeks she had some bleeding and landed herself in her local hospital. They monitored her that night and sent her home. A few days later she had a big bleed and ended up back in the hospital. From there they transferred her to the higher level perinatal center with a level 3 NICU about an hour and twenty minutes from her home.
She spent 6 weeks a that hospital and had a few smaller issues during that time. There were some contractions and smaller bleeding incidents. All along the baby did great.
T left the hospital a little over a week ago to go to the Ronald McDonald house. She was 29 weeks pregnant at that point and hadn't had any issues for a while.
She spent about 5 days before having some contractions and a little spotting. Last Sunday she went and got checked out and was fine.
On Tuesday night she woke up at 2 AM to another big bleed. Back to the hospital she went. She will likely stay at the hospital until she delivers. On Wednesday she will be 31 weeks. She got about a week away from the hospital and we joked it was her "vacation".
I bring her dinner every Thursday after yoga (our "date night") and try to visit at other times as well. She's really positive about everything and I'm so amazed by her strength. I can't imagine how hard it is to be on hospital bed rest for so long. Please think of my friend T.