Due in January or February 2005?

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heatherbbb
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Re : Due in January or February 2005?

Postby heatherbbb » Wed Dec 08, 2004 07:03 am

Yes, it is getting close. I'll be 33 weeks on Thursday and I'm scheduled for a C-section on Jan 18th. There is no PE is sight so I'm wondering if I might actually make it all the way. My only downer is I keep getting sinus infections and they drain me of all energy and give me horrible headaches. I'm hoping they ease up once all the pregnancy fluid and inflamation is gone.

Tamara - are you still on bedrest/houserest? How is your bp? I think about you often.

Heather (32)
Mother of Seth Russell, delivered 26 weeks due to PE/HELLP 9/3/03-2/13/04
http://members.cox.net/heatherbbb/seth/seth.htm
Due with Joshua Allen -scheduled C-section for 1/18/05. Protein C deficiency & Lupus Anticoagulant (2 Heparin shots/day since 14 weeks) Gestational Diabetes

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Re : Due in January or February 2005?

Postby specmom » Wed Dec 08, 2004 05:20 am

Wow! It's getting close!! It's been a while ladies. How is everyone doing? Any scheduled deliveries? PE/PIH problems? Modified holiday plans? When will you stop working if you are still working?

Tamara
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*Cole(2/15/03)-Gest.Diab?/PUPPP/HELLP/severe atypical PE/Emerg.C-Sect
*Joshua (sch. c/s @ 1/12/05)

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Re : Due in January or February 2005?

Postby raindrop » Mon Oct 25, 2004 08:12 pm

21wk appt with an U/S

My bp is a little higher this time it was 128/80 which is a little on the high side. My swelling is getting a bit more daily, but nothing major.

As for the U/S, it was kinda comical. For the measurements, all were right at the 21wks, weighs around 14oz. Then when he went to sneak a peek... lol... the baby would not be still for nothing. Everytime he could get a look it moved some. It is possibly a girl but nothing positive yet. When he first started the U/S, the babies head was on the right side of me, when he got done the head was on the left side. We have the baby turning the flip on the video too.

And im still on a 4wk appt. Even though I go back next week for a glucola test, funfun.


Tamara, hope that BP stays down for a while longer. I know how hard it is to rest with little ones to watch for sure, as Wyatt has been sick several times over the last few months.

I have been very tired lately and over the last day or so I have been feeling rather nausiated (sp?) with my right arm hurting me and my side a little too ( i think that was due to something I ate though, with the gallstones). I didnt think getting would be getting that feeling now since I am over 21wks, and never really had to deal with it any prior.

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Richard - 33
Whitney Lynn Rochelle- 6-27-99 - (36 wks due to severe PE) 5lbs 2oz 18in long
Wyatt Elijah Lawrence- 7-3-03 (34wks 6days due to severe PIH/PE) 4lbs 6.8oz 17in long
Expecting #3 EDD March 3, 2005 - gallstones

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Re : Due in January or February 2005?

Postby specmom » Mon Oct 25, 2004 07:19 pm

Hello Ladies! It's been a while. How is everyone doing? Any new updates??? Feeling really tired, or is it just me? Sally, how did everything go?

I started working from home part-time about a month ago, mostly spending nights and weekends on the computer and watching my son full-time during the day. It felt great to be working again, albeit a little exhausting at times. I have been having B-H contractions that last a while and some sporadic bp spikes over the past few weeks. (This weekend the bp went up to 150/115 at one point---scary! My highest reading last pg was 130/80, only once, and it was usually only 110/70 before PE/HELLP kicked in at 38 weeks and launched me to 200/115+ in the course of a few hours). My bp's been creeping up a bit generally, so my doc today said to rest as much as possible and not to work outside the home (that works out well). They are going to start watching things carefully, probably a 24 hr and blood work weekly. Luckily, my mom is coming to help out so I can spend a little more time in bed. I wasn't expecting any issues for at least 8 more weeks, so hopefully everything will stay ok. I'll be 26 weeks on Thursday.

Hope you are all doing well! Please post updates!!



Tamara
Moderator HELLP Syndrome Survivors
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*Cole(2/15/03)-Gest.Diab?/PUPPP/HELLP/severe atypical PE/Emerg.C-Sect
*Joshua (sch. c/s @ 1/24/05)

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Re : Due in January or February 2005?

Postby tanya » Wed Oct 06, 2004 05:07 pm

Hello Ladies,

I was happy to click on today and see our forum was at the top of the list!! I hope all of you are doing well.
Sally- I am sooo sorry you are having such a rough time!! Pregnancy can be a tough road by itself with out adding all of the speed bumps you have been having. Hang in there!!

Deborah and Heather- I am glad you ladies are feeling fine( for the most part). I too have been having alot of lower back pain this time around. I also am carring this little babe alot lower than I did with my other 2 pregnancies. Everytime I sit down for a minute or two and then stand up this little peanut uses my bladder like a punching bag. It must be a soft cozy place to land.

I will be 24 weeks tomorrow!!Yeah!!!![;)] So far bp's are consistantly around 120/70. I will have my next OB appointment on the 13th of October and I think will be scheduling an ultrasound 2 weeks after that. I can hardly wait to see that little person squirming around in there. I haven't had an ultrasound since I was 10 weeks and have just about been going nuts waiting for another one.

Hope you all are doing well!! Update soon!!!

Take Care,
Tanya
Jason(DH)
Leah born 2/4/99 at 34 weeks ...PIH
Miscarriage 10 weeks
Grant born 3/29/01 at 31 weeks... Severe PE
Miracle #3 EDD 01/27/05

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Re : Due in January or February 2005?

Postby aussie sally » Wed Oct 06, 2004 04:33 pm

THanks Heather [:)]

I'm all in a muddle about my ob. appt. y'day. He was not overly concerned - said he'll leave the meds and any changes that may need to be made up to my renal spec - my appt. with her isn't for another 2 weeks ?!?! He IS sending me for a repeat on my bloods - creatanine / uric levels, etc. I'm having these done on Tuesday with my GTT (have had GD in the past, so am skipping the GCT - just straight with the GTT).

His reasoning is that atm the high/fluctuating BPs are not doing either me or the baby any harm (no protein spill y'day, no IUGR - atm I'm measuring 5 weeks ahead in fundal height, no swelling, pitting, etc.)

So I'm being told to basically put up with both the headaches and the dizziness until my renal appt. He also said I should try to lie down and rest for an hour a day. I laughed at this one - I have three kids, none of who nap, one with special needs, and noone to help me.

I don't know what to do - I'm on the verge of ringing up one of the much bigger teaching hospitals here in Sydney and transferring to their care (would all be in one team then). The downside to that is that I would see rotating specialists, and wouldn't get to choose. I think that if my GTT comes back showing GD, then this is the option I will likely take, tho'.

I *wish* with all my heart I could enjoy this pgcy (it's our last), but it's just not happening. [:(]

Cheers,
Sally :)
Aussie SAHM to Stephanie (July 18, '97)
Christopher (Dec. 28, '00)
Charlotte (August 1, '02)
Belly bean (due Jan. '05)
HTN diagnosed at 12 weeks this pg.
Currently on 2 x 250mg Aldomet and 3 x 80mg Oxprenolol / day

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Re : Due in January or February 2005?

Postby heatherbbb » Tue Oct 05, 2004 12:58 am

Tamara - Thanks for the info on the flu shot. I was wondering about that. I have an appointment with my OB in the morning and I'll ask her about it.

Sally - I am so sorry for your bp problems. I hope your doctors can adjust your dosage and figure out how to balance it. I'll be thinking about you. Let us know how you do.

Heather (32)
Mother of Seth Russell, delivered 26 weeks due to PE/HELLP 9/3/03-2/13/04
http://members.cox.net/heatherbbb/seth/seth.htm
Due with Joshua Allen -scheduled C-section @ 39 weeks (about Jan 20, 2005)

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Re : Due in January or February 2005?

Postby aussie sally » Mon Oct 04, 2004 08:21 pm

HI Ladies :)

Sorry it's been so long between posts. i really haven't had much of interest to post (or maybe I have ?). Anyways, I am 25 weeks today. Glad to have gotten this far :)

I came down with a dreadful case of bronchitis about a month ago, and my BPs plummeted. I had to spend a whole day on the lounge, couldn't move, as I would go to pass out each time. So I had to drop both the beta blocker and the Aldomet.

Two weeks later, and 95% recovered, my BPs (w/out meds) were levelling out at a nice 115/70-ish. Which was always my Bp with all three of my previous pgcies. Renal spec. was happy for me to stay off the meds.

To cut a long story short, my BP started to rise again last week. Once it got to a diastolic of 85, I was back on the Aldomet, but just twice a day. Only problem is I'm getting severe fluctuations on my BPs now. I spend half the day wanting to pass out, and the other half staving off minor headaches. Y'day was the cruncher - just after lunch, with a rip-snorter of a headache, my BP hit 130/108 [xx(]. I tool another Aldomet, and laid down on the lounge on my left side. W/in half an hour, my Bp was back to 118/74. See my problem ?

Anyways, all today, my BPs have been back in the normal range, and I have my next ob. appt in the morning. Not sure what he's going to do, short of freaking out.

I'll write another update t/row.

Hope everyone else is gestating well :)


Cheers,
Sally :)
Aussie SAHM to Stephanie (July 18, '97)
Christopher (Dec. 28, '00)
Charlotte (August 1, '02)
Belly bean (due Jan. '05)
HTN diagnosed at 12 weeks this pg.
Currently on 2 x 250mg Aldomet and 3 x 80mg Oxprenolol / day

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Re : Due in January or February 2005?

Postby specmom » Mon Oct 04, 2004 07:00 pm

Hi everyone!!

Heather, Deborah, Tanya, Kim--I'm so happy to hear that everything is going well ladies! Lots of kicking going on in my belly too. He's over 1 pound according to the latest u/s and right on target for growth. I may be going crazy, but I thought I felt a really early Braxton-Hicks today! We've lost electricity with the hurricanes twice, but things are going well generally. (Kim, I actually passed the bar!) Back pain??-- I thought I was the only one who got it that bad! LOL! It's like a Charley horse in my lower back. I can't walk when it happens, just cry out in pain. Let me know if anyone's treatment helps.

Martha, all the other Jan/Feb. ladies--How are you doing? Everything ok? I can't wait to hear more updates!

About the FLU shot---(I am not a health care professional)--Yes, it is actually recommended that pregnant women get the flu shot because they are at higher risk of developing more serious complications resulting in hospitalization. The Centers for Disease Control website states: "Because of the increased risk for influenza-related complications, women who will be pregnant during the influenza season should be vaccinated. Vaccination can occur in any trimester. One study of influenza vaccination of >2,000 pregnant women demonstrated no adverse fetal effects associated with influenza vaccine." For more info, see http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/va ... target.htm. That being said, many doctors prefer that you not be in the first trimester. It is also important to always check with your doc individually in case something in your personal medical history contraindicates the flu shot (i.e. allergic reaction, pg condition etc.) I had my flu shot on Friday. Many locations (at least where I am) received the new 2004-2005 supply on October 1st. Get 'em while they last!

Tamara
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*Cole(2/15/03)-Gest.Diab?/PUPPP/HELLP/severe atypical PE/Emerg.C-Sect
*Joshua (sch. c/s @ 1/24/05)

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Re : Due in January or February 2005?

Postby heatherbbb » Sun Oct 03, 2004 07:33 pm

Deborah,
I've got horrible lower back pain just when I sleep. I've tried stretching and icing, and neither seem to do the trick. I also go to a chiropracter occasionally, which currently doesn't seem to help much. All these things seem to help when I'm not pregnant. I guess it's something I just have to put up with like my "pregnant permanently stuffy nose". I hope the PT helps you. I definitely recommend giving the stretching and icing a try. Your PT should be able to give you stretches to do at home.

I was wondering the same thing about the flu shot. I have no idea if it is safe for pregnant women. I've never gotten one. I waited too long last year to get one. Then the nurses in the NICU said I should get one so I didn't pass the flu to our premature son struggling in the NICU, but by then the whole are was out of flu shots.

Heather (32)
Mother of Seth Russell, delivered 26 weeks due to PE/HELLP 9/3/03-2/13/04
http://members.cox.net/heatherbbb/seth/seth.htm
Due with Joshua Allen -scheduled C-section @ 39 weeks (about Jan 20, 2005)


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