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Postby wcarder » Mon Jul 12, 2004 04:59 am

by wcarder (934 Posts), Mon Jul 12, 2004 04:59 am

I have a preconception consultation scheduled for Thursday, and need advice. I want to make sure I ask all of the necessary questions and get all of the necessary tests done.... I know so many of you have been through this so any suggestions/tips would be appreciated.
And I wanted to say how grateful I am that I found this site. You guys are all incredible people, and I appreciate all of the encouragement and support I have received here. It's nice to finally know after nearly five years that I am not alone.
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Re : need advice

Postby ann marie » Mon Jul 12, 2004 05:53 am

by ann marie (1034 Posts), Mon Jul 12, 2004 05:53 am


Here's a link from someone else who asked the same question recently

Good luck at your appointment. Hope it all goes well for you.

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Luke 3/17/04--37 weeks after 15 weeks of bedrest
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Re : need advice

Postby norlisa k » Mon Jul 12, 2004 07:18 am

by norlisa k (745 Posts), Mon Jul 12, 2004 07:18 am

You're reading my mind, Ann Marie--you posted the link I was thinking of (thanks). [:)]

Wendy, the link that Ann Marie posted has a lot of really good questions to ask. I hope that you do find all the answers that you want, and that your health care providers are patient, caring, and thorough. Good luck to you at your appointment, and I hope that everything goes really well.

We're glad you found us, too--we're here for you girl!

Please let us know how the appointment goes...


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Re : need advice

Postby julie f » Mon Jul 12, 2004 09:41 am

by julie f (7993 Posts), Mon Jul 12, 2004 09:41 am


I wouldn't be able to add anymore to the questions, it's a great list! Just wanted to say good luck and let us know how it goes.

Julie (27)
Zachary James, 7/22/03-7/27/03, born at 26wks - severe pe

Miracle in progress... #2 is due February 2005!!!

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Re : need advice

Postby maxs mom » Mon Jul 12, 2004 03:26 pm

by maxs mom (594 Posts), Mon Jul 12, 2004 03:26 pm

Good luck with your appt. When I went to see the peri, he had many blood tests done. I think they took 13 vials of blood! It was to check for various blood clotting disorders, etc. You definitely want all of these tests done. There is also one test to check homosycteine levels, you have to fast before that one. All my tests came out negative.

Good luck at your appt. I hope you like the doc, that is always a good feeling!

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Re : need advice

Postby tanya » Mon Jul 12, 2004 03:56 pm

by tanya (621 Posts), Mon Jul 12, 2004 03:56 pm

Good Luck to you!!

Hope everything goes well!!!

Take Care,
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Re : need advice

Postby 5thtymachrm » Mon Jul 12, 2004 04:42 pm

by 5thtymachrm (909 Posts), Mon Jul 12, 2004 04:42 pm

Good Luck!


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Re : need advice

Postby tracey » Mon Jul 12, 2004 06:26 pm

by tracey (919 Posts), Mon Jul 12, 2004 06:26 pm

Just wanted to also say GOOD LUCK.[:D]

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Re : need advice

Postby denise » Mon Jul 12, 2004 08:02 pm

by denise (5480 Posts), Mon Jul 12, 2004 08:02 pm

Good luck! Let us know how your visit went![:D]

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Re : need advice

Postby susan belisle » Tue Jul 13, 2004 09:13 am

by susan belisle (591 Posts), Tue Jul 13, 2004 09:13 am


I am right behind you. I meet with mine on Tuesday. I am so nervous. Little butterflies in my tummy already. I hope you have a great visit and really looking forward to hearing how it goes!!

Some questions (in addtion to ones on the list) I'm and concerned about are
1. How much exercise is the right amount?
2.How much Calcium is the right amount? Last time I was poppin Tums like they were going out of style and not backing them up with enough water. Got Calcium Kidney Stones...DOH. Made labor pain a breeze though.
3. I am also gonna ask about my diet and how much is the right amount to eat? I tend to get grossed out by everything when PG. Last time I lost the will to chew and lived on Ensure and Yogurt. Both are high in salt so No NO this go round.

Hope this helps you think of some questions that are special to your personal needs.

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