I have not been on this forum in over 2 years, I think.
My brief history-I delivered a healthy but small baby girl at 34 weeks due to severe pre-e but did not have evidence of HELLP. I was 33 years old at the time.It took me 3 years to build up the courage to try for another baby. I am now 36 years old and currently 15 weeks pregnant on my second child. I conceived without difficulty(so grateful) and would consider myself generally healthy. My dating scan at 12 weeks looked very good and the baby is measuring approx 3 days ahead of dates(LMP etc).
My consultant put me on aspirin at 8 weeks and took me off it at 12 weeks-she put me on aspirin as I was flying to Spain for my summer holidays and I was a little anxious. I have been off aspirin for the past 3 weeks. In fact, I have not been put on any medication at all. I am taking a pre natal vitamin, 500mg calcium and a garlic capsule. My consultant says that she does not need to see me again until I am 22 weeks-I have an anomoly scan at 20 weeks with a sonographer. My bp is stable at just under 120/80, and sometimes when I am relaxed in the evening it can read 108/69. I monitor my bp at home once or twice a day. I feel very well, I have lots of energy and have no swelling in ankles, fingers etc. Am I receiving adequate attention. Part of me likes staying away from hospital environments as it creates a lot of tension and anxiety in me. I know I will possibly see my consultant every 3 weeks once I return to her on 13th of August.
For now though, will I be okay, do you think?
What are my chances of making it past 34 weeks this time?
Thank you so much for any input, I really appreciate it.xxx