Q&A: Can placenta be negative for baby?
I am 28 years old and 36 weeks pregnant. During March of this year, I experienced a lot of bleeding and a reduction in morning sickness symptoms, which had me worried. After a scan, my doctor found that it was the placenta that came off. Since then I have been extremely worried and concerned about my baby and his growth although the doctor says everything is looking good. I also worry because some days I don't feel him move and other days he is extremely hyper active. Can the problems I experienced with the placenta, have a negative effect on my unborn baby?
Tinna Otte answers:
It is important that you trust your doctor and be reassured that all is well with your baby. You have reached 36 weeks and if your doctor was concerned he would have managed your pregnancy differently.
If your baby has been growing as he should- the all is well. Close to the end of pregnancy- some babies really slow down their movements as space becomes limited. As long as your baby moves after you have eaten, or when you sit quietly and do some deep breathing, all is well.
This last month it is important to take it easy, reflect upon this little person growing inside you and marvel at the miracle that you are experiencing and the fact that babies survive against many odds.
I wish you good luck for a safe and speedy labour. Before you know it, you will be holding your little one in your arms with your worries gone...