Am I being treated properly for complete placenta previa?
Since your doctor is the one who saw your placenta during the ultrasound examination, I think your doctor is the best person to advise you on your treatment. There are different schools of thought about placenta previa treatment, just as there are different schools of thought for treatment of other problems in pregnancy
. Some doctors are extremely conservative, and put women with complete placenta previa in the hospital on bed rest. Some feel differently, and have found that if a woman takes it easy and doesn't put anything in her vagina, she'll be fine.
My advice is this: If you trust your doctor, take your doctor's advice. If you have any spotting at all, then call your doctor right away. If something doesn't feel right to you, call your doctor. And remember this especially: If for any reason you should find yourself at a hospital other than the one you planned to use, or with doctors who don't know your history, do not allow anyone to do a vaginal examination.
If you really have a complete placenta previa, a vaginal examination could cause bleeding, and could mean the baby
would need to be delivered immediately.