Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Placenta

Here is the situation about Placenta; 
The difference between usual and other way round.

About Placenta Previa, there are three types;

The placenta is not blocking the canal opening.

The placenta is blocking the canal opening in a slight manner.

The placenta is totally blocking the canal opening.

The reasons I am sharing this is because during my latest visit to gynae,
seems from the abdominal scan, my placenta is not being on top of the uterus.

While my baby is already with the head downwards, the placenta is staying besides.
At  23 weeks, I have not formed lower segment, the smaller rounded part of
uterus where head stays. (refer the image)

Therefore, it is still beyond conformation the type of PP I am having any there
are still chances of not having PP.

This is beacuse as lower segment forms following the growth of baby and uterus,
most of the time, the placenta will be pushed up by the stretching of the
uterine wall growing.

This positioning of placenta has been fixed since the implantation
of embryo. There is no solid reason. There is no way of it detaching
and moving elsewhere.

It will stay there. Only the stretching can push it further away from blocking
the birth canal opening.

What TO DO?

Watch out for any bleeding, signs of bleeding with or without pain.
Frequent prenatal care is necessary as this could harm both mother
and baby if not given early action.
Bed Rest or Hospitalization could be the last resort if there's bleeding.
Later, baby will be taken out through C-Sect.


I read that most of the cases will solve by itself with the placenta
move upwards further from being PP as pregnancy progresses.


10% of PP have the risk of being Placenta Accreta where the
placenta has been buried abnormally deeper into uterine wall
which could cause life threatening haemorrhage/hysterectomy (na'uzubillah).


Most PP is with mother carrying boy.
Most PA is with mother carrying girl.


Please Allah protect me from PP even worse PA.
Let the low lying placenta I am currently having will turn out not PP soon..amiiinn.
Please pray for me ya.

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The Second Part

It is already 2/3 of the second tri alhamdulillah. Insya Allah by mid July, I'll be in my last tri.
It has been much better since month 4 in terms of nausea, bad taste of the tongue, bad smell sometimes, and no mood to think of other than lying down n rest or cover mouth and nose.
Also, the urge to eat like every 2 hours has been reduced, yeah I can wait until proper lunch and sometimes
proper dinner (usually need to have slight makan petang).

What I feel at the moment is tired. Sometimes I really need to lie down and sleep and really sleep cos the feeling of sleepy is so bad. Then, I can't just eat bread in the morning or I'll go crazy two hours later.
I need heavy carbo breakfast such as rice, meehoon, mee etc.
Lunch, yeah hard to say no to rice and a lot!  Nasi separuh is not a wise option anymore.
I am already hungry by 12 noon.

Dinner, it should be by 8pm or else it's the uncomfy feeling in the tummy.
It's rice again, and I just need to add more and more rice.
The hunger is difficult to satisfy, I really feel I am eating for two!
I do love rice and eat quite some all this while but this time the urge is different.
It is not so much about apetite or desire but the URGE.
My little kid needs nutrient to grow and grow, yeahh I have to make sure about that.

What else? I do have the mood to do other things other than lie down much better than before, but since I am soooo tired at times, I just could not be bothered even to watch TV.

The eagerness to meet the little one has grown more, and also the worrying part as a mother. I worry what I put in my mouth, what I swallow, what wiil be given to my child inside. The world is full with germs, poison and all sorts..people smoking, coughing, sneezing, the so unhygienic world we live in.
I am sort of paranoid mother to an unborn child.

Only one thing can stop Allah I pray hard and leave my high precious hope all the time that this kid will turn out alright, perfectly healthy...please Allah, always protect my baby from any badly unwanted effects and do protect and guide me from doing mistakes in the process of carrying this precious gift from you...aamiinn. May the journey for both us be well.

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