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placenta previa

I recently had a 12 week ultrasound to find that I have placenta previa.  How serious is this at this point in my pregnancy?  My doctor did not seem to concerned about it, but he never really gets too concerned about anything.  Should I be doing something to help this situation?  I dont work in the summer so I have been resting a lot but I am concerned.  Should I be?
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Hi!
Congratulations on your pregnancy!
It is quite common to see a placenta previa at your early stage.  MOST of the time the placenta will "move" as the pregnancy progresses.  Only in a few rare cases in which the placenta is centered over the "os" or cervical opening does it persist as a problem.
I'm sure your doctor will want to repeat a scan ( probably between 18 and 24 weeks) to re check.  At this point, there is not much to be done.  The placenta is so small that it rarely causes major bleeding problems at this stage.  It is only as you move into the late second and third trimesters that we start to worry.

Hope all goes well!
Good luck!
Dr B
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i had placenta previa with my second pregnancy i bleed all the time like a dark blood my placenta raised enough were i can have my daughter vaginal but placenta previa is miserable i cramped all the time bleed i ended up on bed rest couldnt do a lot , good luck
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