What is Vasa Previa?
“Vasa previa occurs when fetal blood vessel(s) from the placenta or umbilical cord cross the entrance to the birth canal, beneath the baby.” (VasaPrevia.com). In my case, it meant that my placenta had split into two parts, and each part was connected by a blood vessel. The vessel was sitting on top of my cervix and was at risk of rupturing if my water broke. Mine looked more like the picture to the right, except my placentas were anterior and posterior instead of on the sides:
For more specific information on classic vasa previa, please visit VasaPrevia.com.
Your Voice Heard
I wanted to provide a space on my blog for the vasa previa success stories. It’s way too easy to Google vasa previa and find all of the scary stories… that’s not what a pregnant woman needs to read when she is first diagnosed. She needs to know there is hope and a future for her pregnancy. They don’t all end badly!
If you have a success story that you want to share, please visit my contact page for information: Contact Life Abundant.
Please check out the success stories below, and be sure to contact me if you have any questions, need support or advice, or want to submit your story. You are not alone, ladies.
Jennifer Morovic: My Vasa Previa Story: Defying the Odds
Clare Stephenson: Vasa Previa Success Story: Baby George
Karla Putnam: Karla’s Missed Diagnosis Miracle
MORE COMING SOON!