Pregnancy Expert Forum
marginal placenta previa/bicornuate uterus
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding Caesarean Section , Childbirth, Diabetes, Depression, Fetal Monitoring, Genetic Testing, Hormonal Changes, Labor, Lamaze, Morning Sickness , Nutrition, Parenting, Prenatal Care, Weight gain.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

marginal placenta previa/bicornuate uterus

Hi,
I have been trying to find an answer to my dilemma for a while with no success. I hope you can help me. I have had two caesareans because of fetal position. My first was transverse, my second breach. I learned soon after that I had a heart shaped or bicornuate uterus. I am now pregnant with my third baby. I learned that this time I have marginal placenta previa. So far the placenta is laying quite near the opening or right beside the edge of my cervix. I want very much to be able to birth naturally, but it seems like the odds are weighed against me. Is there any way I can get the baby into a proper postion, and if so, can I deliver naturally with the marginal placenta previa? I have had no bleeding, and I am 34 weeks pregnant.
Related Discussions
242596_tn?1192429549
Hello,

A marginal previa is a contraindication to having a vaginal delivery.  And, with your history of two prior cesarean deliveries (regardless of the fetal position), in the absence of a prior successful vaginal delivery, laboring is contra-indicated.  

You will not, and should not find a responsible obstetric provider who will allow you to labor.  Your fate is to have a third cesarean delivery.

Best regards,

Dr. Downing
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
603463_tn?1220630455
Elaine Brown, MDBlank
Elaine Brown, MD - BLOG
Billings, MT
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
1684282_tn?1350782543
Blank
The Death by Heroin
Feb 03 by Julia M Aharonov, DOBlank