What A Placenta Previa Diagnosis Means For Your Pregnancy

April 15, 2019  |  
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You’ll get super familiar with transvaginal ultrasounds.

During my initial diagnosis, my OB/GYN scheduled me to have two transvaginal ultrasounds to get a better picture of what was going down in my vaginal canal and my cervix. This type of ultrasound requires a wand-like instrument being inserted into the vagina, and is performed with the intention of not disrupting the placenta to avoid any bleeding. However, it wasn’t about getting cute pics of my child sucking her thumb as much as it was being uncomfortable laying flat with a whole human bearing down on my back. Luckily, the procedure doesn’t last long but make sure to let your provider know if you’re experiencing any pain.

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