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Pregnant. Low lying placenta. Brown spotting. Normal? History of still birth

I have low lying placenta when I was 18 weeks, have had brown spotting in my 1st trimester due to SCH. Now at 24 weeks experience it again. I m afraid it might lead into something else. Ive been on modified bed rest since Ive found out that Im pregnant. Is it ok to have spotting again? my ob gave me duvadilan. will I be fine? i have a stillborn baby at 23 weeks 3 years ago due to placenta previa , had gone into labor and brown spotting also. hope you find time to answer my quesion. thanks a lot
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Low-lying placenta at 18 weeks usually migrates upwards as pregnancy progresses unless there is some endometrial damage, a scar in the uterus or placental abnormality. There is a 4-8% chance of recurrence. As you are experiencing similar symptoms as to your first pregnancy, you should observe utmost care. Please take absolute bed rest, avoid intercourse and get sonograms to observe the status of the pregnancy. As you have been given uterine relaxant, the irritability should wear off. Please follow your doctor's instructions. Take care.
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Radiologist Dr. Ganesh Sanap's  Response
Hi, welcome to HCM.
It is not normal to have spotting in second trimester. Low lying placenta is the cause. Your gynecologist is doing fine job by advising duvadilan and bed rest. You have to follow it strictly.
You can ask for repeat ultrasonography for confirmation of status of baby and placenta. It will clear all doubts.
Hope I have answered your query.
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