I think it is official...

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Re : I think it is official...

Postby tanya » Mon Jun 21, 2004 06:17 pm


Congrats on TTC!! Sending pregnancy vibes your way...[:)]

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Leah born 2/4/99 at 34 weeks ...PIH
Miscarriage 10 weeks
Grant born 3/29/01 at 31 weeks... Severe PE
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Re : I think it is official...

Postby steelsword328 » Mon Jun 21, 2004 04:39 pm

Kara....I have to ditto what everyone else has said. It is so very important to find the OB/Peri that you are comfortable with ---good luck with that. I love my OB and his optimism and caring attitude was one of the driving forcing in convincing me to TTC again. Best wishes to you!

Renee mom to Alyssa-26wkr-1lb 4oz.-severe PE-now a happy and healthy 2 year old!

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Re : I think it is official...

Postby 5thtymachrm » Mon Jun 21, 2004 01:40 pm

Kara...congrats on making such a scary step, I can't imagine the fears you must have right now. Here's to wishing you a quick ++++ and have fun with the Bd'ing :o)


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Re : I think it is official...

Postby for faith » Mon Jun 21, 2004 11:13 am

Kara ~ That is wonderful, I too am starting after my next cycle. Good luck with the peri search, I too am looking for one to be comfortable with. All of this is so scary and wonderful at the same time. Best of luck, can't wait to see your +++!!!!

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Angel baby - 1/20/03 (11 wks)
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Re : I think it is official...

Postby megansmom » Mon Jun 21, 2004 08:18 am

I just wanted to say I agree with all the others. I know how you feel. Our original plan was to start ttc in July. I have now put it off until Oct/Nov. I am still just too scared. Please find a doc you like and almost more importantly, a doc's staff that you like. You tend to deal more with them than the doc. This doc I found had a wonderful staff. They were all so nice and supportive. (I just hope I have made the right decision in my choice. My last one didn't turn out so well.) Anyway, I hope you get a ++++ soon. Best of luck to you, and have fun!

Mama to Megan, severe PE with mild HELLP at 34 wks

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Re : I think it is official...

Postby norlisa k » Sun Jun 20, 2004 08:42 pm

Big time agreement with Michelle - my doctor had an awesome--totally wonderful nurse, and the other nurses in the hypertensive obstetric clinic were great, too. They make life so much more worry-free and fun as you go through this!

Best of luck again, Kara!


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Re : I think it is official...

Postby momathelete » Sun Jun 20, 2004 08:24 pm

Congratulations on TTC and good luck!!!! As for the doctor, also see how the staff is. When I went for my u/s or many other tests, I mostly dealt with the nurses who were so great. I even visited them afterwards and invited them to a party we had. They were so sweet!!

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Re : I think it is official...

Postby sandy » Sun Jun 20, 2004 08:22 pm

Hi Kara,
What a huge decision. I'm excited for you and looking forward to hearing how it's going.

~Sandy/DD born via emergency C at 35 wks/1 day June '03 due to Severe PE/class III HELLP

Risk factors: HBP/asthma/high cholesterol

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Re : I think it is official...

Postby april » Sat Jun 19, 2004 02:39 pm

Congrats on TTC next month. I look forward to hearing the good news soon. I know how you feel about playing the 40/60 game in your next preg, I'm in the same boat and it is not a fun place to be. I hope you find a Dr. who you feel 100% comfortable with.

dd-Natalie 3/10/04(pasted away after 1 hr.) induced labor at 23wks and 5 days due to severe PE/HELLP

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Re : I think it is official...

Postby bridget » Sat Jun 19, 2004 11:54 am

Hi Kara, congrats on your decision. The other ladies have covered everything- just wanted to add my support.

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