Day 2 of this hospital stay sees me remaining on bed rest and hoping for no further bleeding. It is such a relief to have not had any bleeding since noon yesterday.
There is no specific pattern to this bleeding it just depends. Because of the placenta size and position it is likely to bleed and it could be big or small. A large bleed could threaten mine and baby’s lives.
Thus I will definitely be in hospital for the long haul until this baby escapes. They hope to get me to 36-37 weeks. I found out today that they will have to cut through the placenta for the caesarean as it is on the front side of my uterus.
As the placenta is my blood supply, any bleeds do not directly threaten the baby’s blood supply. I need to stay on my vitamins and will go on a stronger iron supplement. At some stage I will be seen by the anaethetist and neonatologist (for baby).
Some good news is that I can avoid one lot of antibiotics at birth as the baby will not come into contact with my group b strep bug. Yeah.
Eva and Andrew will visit this afternoon. I wonder how this separation will affect her especially in relation to the baby post arrival.
The lady that I am sharing with was here for 40 days with a non bleeding placenta previa and now has a 5 day old baby boy born at 38 weeks about the size of our baby now. It has reminded me of how little sleep those new-born nights entail! Amoungst the waking baby I did ave a bad dream but felt much better afterwards with the release of emotions and listening to my music.
Thank you for the lovely kind thoughts and prayers sent our way. We all appreciate it.