For those who know not…
Someone on my due date board has a boarderline placenta previa and they told her if the placenta didn’t move up by 38 weeks she would need a c-section. Of course most do move up (mine did) by delivery, so we are hopping that happens for her. However, her reaction was (as mine was when I got that news) one of devastation. Her exact words were "Having a C-Section would be the worse thing that could happen".
Sigh, if only she knew. I told her "Trust me when I say that a c-section is NOT the worse thing that can happen. It sucks and we certainly hope to goodness it won’t be necessary, but trust me, it’s far from the worse outcome". I then explained why a placenta previa is so dangerous in terms of baby’s oxygen being cut off and such, and that sections have saved many lives in this case.
Again hopefully it won’t come to that, I was so relieved that my placenta with Evan moved up and I avoided a section, however, I would have taken a section anyday if it meant a living baby today.