placenta previa

This Pregnancy is Hard

Some women have easy pregnancies. I know this because, for the first half of my pregnancy, I was one of them. I heard so many horror stories from other moms who threw up daily (or many times a day) for months on end, who were hospitalized with hyperemesis gravidarum because they couldn’t even keep water down,…

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30 Week Bumpdate

I am 75% done with this pregnancy! Whoa! One one hand, I cannot believe that in two short months we will have a baby in our apartment. On the other, it feels like centuries since that day in December when I first saw the faint second line on a pregnancy test. This pregnancy has been quite…

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29 Week Bumpdate

This pregnancy just kicked into high gear. After finding out about my persistent placenta previa (alliterations are fun, placenta previa is not), and realizing that this baby will probably come sooner than expected, I spent two days feeling completely overwhelmed and curled up on the couch crying, but now I am starting to piece together a…

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The Post About the Placenta Previa

It’s been an emotional couple of days over here in pregnancy land. Six weeks ago, at my 22-week ultrasound, I was diagnosed with placenta previa. Most placentas attach high up on the uterus, but mine (and about 1 out of every 200 pregnant women) decided to attach low down. This causes problems when it comes…

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28 Week Bumpdate

Pregnancy is super fun—until it isn’t. The past couple of weeks have been the hardest of my pregnancy so far. I had just written to a friend that pregnancy had dealt kindly with me, which is so true, but then I started having some complications. At my 22 week ultrasound, I found out that I…

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