I hope not. It turns out my bleed was not from my previa after all. It was from a sub chorionic hemorrhage. The ER Dr just missed it. Funny thing is, I asked the ER Dr if they noted a SCH and he said no. My gut was right. Yesterday during my anatomy exam, they switched over to vaginally measure my cervix and look at the placenta and I looked up on the screen and simultaneously said with the tech, hey is that a SCH? She looked at me like, how on earth did you know that. Then I explained to her that I had one with my last pregnancy and have become somewhat of a self trained tech :-). Ok not really but with as many times as I go in, I do have a much better understanding and an eye for what I’m looking for and at. Sad I know.
So this didn’t change much with my activity level. Still limited and still no sex. It will most likely stay that way throughout the rest of the pregnancy. On a good note, if you can call it that, the Dr. did seem very confident that the placenta will move as he saw a patch of amniotic fluid right next to it. He said that was a good sign. Ok. However, with a SCH, that changes things a bit. It can increase your chance of premature labor (already have that) it can increase your chance of losing the baby (done that before), it can increase your chance of stunted fetal growth (so far he is 4 days bigger so maybe this won’t matter), it will increase my chance of bleeding again (yep, went through that last time off and on for 6 weeks, not fun) and I’m sure there is something else I’m missing.
So yes, my baby is on track growth wise and anatomy wise, which is exactly how it was last time but my body is not. Having a healthy baby growing inside me does nothing to ease the mind when you know your body is slowly failing to support him. It means my body has the potential to lose another healthy baby in the blink of an eye. I’m just hoping at this point to make it to 30 weeks so at least he has a fighting chance. We’ll see.