by nickchels (3 Posts), Wed Mar 30, 2011 03:24 pm
Hi everyone, I am new to the site but have found more useful info here than anywhere else online,I am hoping to give my backstory and get some advice as well as some help with abriviations and such that everyone uses. We are wanting to try again but fear plays a big factor. First off, we had a healthy baby girl only one week early in 2008 due to pe. I was diagnosed with pe in my 36 or 37th week, but i feel it may have been present before that and just overlooked. I had a severe uti around 34 weeks, that i feel may have been an indicator of my pe, also I had pains under my right rib cage much earlier than that in my pregnancy but i am not for sure when. I had a long and pretty hard labor, and my pe got much worse after delivery. I was put on magnesium and bp meds and was in the hospital for nearly a week after,scaring me and my husband half to death. I had never had a real health problem before and it def has taken a tole on my mental health as well. I had anxiety and panic attacks after,which are now much better,with out the use of meds. I understand my risks, but I am wondering if you all know how high my risks are and what steps i should take right now? I have an apt with my ob on the 28 of april,thats the soonest I can get in,they are always booked, but I dont feel confident in them. They are the ones who noticed my pe (not my original ob who was treating me durring pregnancy) but they are kind of cold and not to reasurring,not to mention always super busy. Are there any tests I should have done,or any other doctors I should see? I live in a pretty small town where even obs are scarce so it worries me a bit. The only up side to help my fears a bit is that I live just blocks from a hospital lol. Also, im scared i would have to have bed rest and with a toddler I would hate it for her,i love her to much to hurt her in any way. Such a confusing and tough time....
Ps- what is mfm,Lda,lovenox?
pps- should I tt ob or fam dr about baby asprin?