We Can Have Sex—But Will We?Holly Whitney
On Tuesday I had a follow up appointment with my doctor to discuss the results of the ultrasound I had last week. The ultrasound was done to check and see if my Complete Placenta Previa diagnosis had changed at all. What my doctor was looking for was whether or not it had moved off of my cervix at all and if so, how much.
During my ultrasound the technician had mentioned that it looked like my placenta had indeed moved a bit and appeared to be more like a Marginal Placenta Previa issue than a Complete Placenta Previa. However, I would have to wait until my appointment with my OB-GYN to get the official results of the readout.
I showed up at my appointment yesterday—which was somehow NOT on their schedule even though I had made the appointment almost a month prior—and waited with much anticipation for my results.
The results were better than I expected.
My placenta had NOT moved to a position that would be classified as Marginal Placenta Previa. My placenta kindly moved completely out of the way of my cervix and no detection of Placenta Previa remained at all!
Even better was that all my pregnancy restrictions had been lifted!
I could pick up my 4 year old son again.
I could travel if needed.
I could start exercising beyond just walking.
I could have sex again.
Needless to say I was pretty excited about the news.
But at the same time I was nervous.
What if doing those things brought it back? What if I was putting myself and the baby in danger by engaging in the activities that just weeks before had been forbidden? I could have sex again but would I?
When I told my husband the good news his reaction was the same as mine.
And so instead of celebrating last night with a good ‘ol romp in the hay when we went to bed, we did what we had been doing for the past several weeks, we went to sleep.