At one of Rhian’s scans it was revealed that she had placenta previa, a condition which blocks the birth canal and makes it near impossible to give birth naturally. She was booked in for an elective c-section, which ended up happening a little earlier than expected because of a hemorrhage.
Despite the medical complications, it was a far less stressful than her last birth (an emergency c-section), and she was holding her second baby girl – and grinning through some pretty sore bruising – before she knew it!
See the full, uncut live videos of Rhian’s birth here
If you have placenta previa (otherwise referred to as a low lying placenta), it means your placenta is unusually low in your uterus. This can cause complications, especially if it is covering the cervix – baby’s way out! Early on in pregnancy it isn’t considered a problem and there is a chance that it will move away from the cervix as the uterus expands, but later on in pregnancy if it is still laying close to the cervix it can cause bleeding. You will need to have a c-section whether it completely blocks the birth canal or not, because as the cervix expands with contractions it could cause the placenta to rupture.
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