Another one on the way!

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midwestmom
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Re: Another one on the way!

Postby midwestmom » Fri Nov 22, 2013 08:38 am

Thank you all so much.
I suspected a problem over a week ago with some cramping and spotting and loss of symptoms. I thought I had mentally prepared myself for the disappointment at the exam, and told my husband too to be ready for a bad outcome. And yet after the exam yesterday I was a total mess!
The MFM wants me to try to pass it naturally and is going to follow-up with me in 2 weeks to see how things are going. He didn't want to do a d&c right awat. Julija, how far along were you in the pregnancy when you got the d&c's? Did you wait at all to pass it naturally?
I do want to take time to recover, yet all along in my mind my 39th birthday is looming over me in March and I am anxious to try again.
Thanks again for the support, everyone.
Lauren
Son born by emergency C-section due to severe preeclampsia in August 2009. Born 29wks2days weighing 3lbs, he is a healthy toddler now.

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Re: Another one on the way!

Postby sam10 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:12 pm

I am so sorry you are experiencing this. I went through this twice myself. Give yourself some time (whatever time your doc mentions), so your body can heal and be ready for another try. Will you have a D&C? I needed one both times to prevent infection.
Sending you hugs.
~Julija (42)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
H (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
M (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


Our pain has been put into words, placed into empty cradles, to remember that all our babies lived, that they mattered and always will. - Field of Cradles http://www.fieldofcradles.org/

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Re: Another one on the way!

Postby MomTimesThree » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:37 pm

Oh Lauren, I'm so very sorry. I will be keeping your family in my thoughts.
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w

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Re: Another one on the way!

Postby alviarin » Thu Nov 21, 2013 08:39 pm

Oh no, I am so sorry to hear.

I hope you are able to have have a restful holiday.
Hypothyroid mom to
Connor (severe pre-e at 38 weeks)
Claire ("mild" pre-e at 37 weeks)
Annabelle (chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)

midwestmom
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Re: Another one on the way!

Postby midwestmom » Thu Nov 21, 2013 04:44 pm

Sadly enough, I went for my 8 week ultrasound today and it turns-out I have a blighted ovum, which means no baby. Now I have to wait for my body to process the miscarriage - oh joy - and just in time for Thanksgiving at my in-laws...
I had a feeling a week ago that something was off with some cramping and spotting, but had to wait for the definitive u/s. I'm 38 and want to get back to trying again, I really hope that I can have another child! But until then, I wait...
Lauren
Son born by emergency C-section due to severe preeclampsia in August 2009. Born 29wks2days weighing 3lbs, he is a healthy toddler now.

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Re: Another one on the way!

Postby ashleyhae » Mon Nov 11, 2013 08:37 pm

Yeah, I had an appointment at 6 weeks and got to see baby and heartbeat. I have another appointment this Thursday for another ultrasound. So excited and nervous, I always sigh with relief after an appointment and then my nerves build back up before the next.
Ashley
Mommy to Malia born March 15, 2013 at 29 weeks due to severe preeclampsia.
She spent 2 precious days with us that we will forever cherish.
Baby #2 due 6/16/14

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Re: Another one on the way!

Postby midwestmom » Mon Nov 11, 2013 08:25 pm

Oh, that's awesome - congratulations to you too! You're 3 weeks ahead of me :-) I am so excited for my 7 week appointment, to hear the heart beat and see the ultrasound, have you done that already?
Lauren
Son born by emergency C-section due to severe preeclampsia in August 2009. Born 29wks2days weighing 3lbs, he is a healthy toddler now.

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Re: Another one on the way!

Postby ashleyhae » Mon Nov 11, 2013 07:09 pm

Congratulations!!! I'm 9 weeks today :)
Ashley
Mommy to Malia born March 15, 2013 at 29 weeks due to severe preeclampsia.
She spent 2 precious days with us that we will forever cherish.
Baby #2 due 6/16/14

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Re: Another one on the way!

Postby alviarin » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:38 am

Good deal, it sounds like you have a good care team on your side!
Hypothyroid mom to
Connor (severe pre-e at 38 weeks)
Claire ("mild" pre-e at 37 weeks)
Annabelle (chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)

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Re: Another one on the way!

Postby midwestmom » Wed Nov 06, 2013 02:09 pm

Thanks! I'm having my TSH tested next week. My MFM in conjunction with my endocrinologist will be managing my thyroid throughout the pregnancy. They are using the" Guidelines of the American Thyroid Association for the Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy and Postpartum, 2011" for managing my TSH levels, for the first trimester, I believe the endocrinologist said TSH target is btwn 1 and 2.
Lauren
Son born by emergency C-section due to severe preeclampsia in August 2009. Born 29wks2days weighing 3lbs, he is a healthy toddler now.


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