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    MeSuperSub posted:
    I am 13 weeks pregnant and had my first ultrasound last week. I was told that it looks like my plcenta is covering, or growing over the opening of my cervix and I would have to have another ultrasound and get a second opioin. I dont really understand what that means or how serious it may or may not be. What may make my whole situation worse to a point I have had 4 c-sections my last one in January 2010, befor that was in Sept. 2008, jan. 2002, and jan 1998. I was told I should only have 3 c-sections, and 4 was pushing it but five could end up being deadly for both myself as well as my baby. Please help me understand how serious this is and is there a name for it? Does this kind of thing just happen or did something cause it? I search of a better understanding.
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    An_193208 responded:
    "Please help me understand how serious this is "

    I know this is going to sound harsh but ...they said that another c-section could be deadly for you and your baby. How much more serious can it get?

    The condition you have is called placenta previa. You may want to google it for more information.
    Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Dear MeSuperSub,

    Here's a link to some information on Placenta Previa . You did not take your doctor's advice about not having a fifth baby, so now you need to communicate closely with your doctor about what your current situation means for you and your baby.

    Your doctor may want to move you to a high-risk specialist, but again, this is a conversation you need to have with your doctor.

    Yours in health,


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