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I am getting nervous

Postby susan belisle » Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:50 am

by susan belisle (591 Posts), Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:50 am

Ok I meet with the Peri tomorrow. YIKES! I a so nervous. My biggest fear is that he will say that having another baby is just not a good idea. I worried that the risk involved with being pg on Labetalol will damage the growth and development of my baby. I worried the meds will damage his/her heart. Is just being pg gonna be the greatest form of child abuse my baby sees? I am totally freaked. This is just one of those huge desisons that will absolulty matter in the long run. The answer will change my life forever. I know that if I can have another baby I want to have one. But what if that baby can't grow happy and healthy inside me? [V]

Stupid High Blood Presure. **** Pre-E. This would sooo be a no brainer if not for those two.

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Carly 04/24/02 30 wks 3lbs 6 oz
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Re : I am getting nervous

Postby ann marie » Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:56 am

by ann marie (1034 Posts), Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:56 am

Susan,

I can imagine how nervous and excited you are to meet the peri. The good thing is that you will come out with a good understanding of what your risks are and then you can make an informed decision. Do you have a list of questions to take with you so you can be sure everything is answered?? Good luck tomorrow and let us know how it goes.



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Re : I am getting nervous

Postby angelkat » Mon Jul 19, 2004 12:18 am

by angelkat (3423 Posts), Mon Jul 19, 2004 12:18 am

Susan....

I think we all have/had the same fears at one time or another. It is important to have a list of questions you want answered and also for the doctor to understand your fears.

I have been on Labetalol since before my preg and Currently I'm 32 weeks and Casey does not have any growth restrictions. Of course, I am well monitor and feel like I live in the doctors office but at least I know if something is going to happen I am being closely watched!


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Re : I am getting nervous

Postby denise » Mon Jul 19, 2004 01:50 pm

by denise (5480 Posts), Mon Jul 19, 2004 01:50 pm

Good luck tomorrow! I'm wondering the same thing as Ann Marie...do you have a list of questions ready? I asked here for questions and I know there is a couple topics with suggestions for questions. Let us konw how you appt goes!

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Re : I am getting nervous

Postby for faith » Mon Jul 19, 2004 02:43 pm

by for faith (1749 Posts), Mon Jul 19, 2004 02:43 pm

Susan ~ Good luck, I have an appt Thurs, so feel like I am in the same place. My OB has already given the ok, but want that extra ok. Still doesn't guarantee anything and I am so scared for a bad outcome again. Praying my body can do things right this time.

Best of luck, let us know how it goes.

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Re : I am getting nervous

Postby taras mom » Mon Jul 19, 2004 02:45 pm

by taras mom (841 Posts), Mon Jul 19, 2004 02:45 pm

Susan, I hear you! I don't mind the risks for myself, but for my future baby, that's another story. If it makes you feel better, labetalol is what two of my doctors recommended as a pregnancy-safe alternative to the other meds I'm taking.

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Re : I am getting nervous

Postby norlisa k » Mon Jul 19, 2004 03:28 pm

by norlisa k (745 Posts), Mon Jul 19, 2004 03:28 pm

Susan - I "third" Ann Marie and Denise--have your list of questions ready. And I'm hoping that this perinatologist will listen to all of your questions and answer them, and address any concerns that you have. Having a doctor who supports you is so important, and I do hope that you've found him.

(And I agree--I hate the high blood pressure and preeclampsia!) [:(!]

Hope it all works out... Please keep us posted...

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Re : I am getting nervous

Postby susan belisle » Mon Jul 19, 2004 06:17 pm

by susan belisle (591 Posts), Mon Jul 19, 2004 06:17 pm

Thanks everyone. Yes I have my list of questions and have printed out the list from this site as well. Your replies continue to put my worries at ease. Thanks again. Will let you know what happens tomorrow.

Susan
Interuption 06/23/01 @20 wks
Carly 04/24/02 30 wks 3lbs 6 oz
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Re : I am getting nervous

Postby tracey » Mon Jul 19, 2004 06:29 pm

by tracey (919 Posts), Mon Jul 19, 2004 06:29 pm

Good luck tomorrow Susan!

And good luck to you, too, Jill for Thursday!



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Re : I am getting nervous

Postby april » Mon Jul 19, 2004 09:14 pm

by april (477 Posts), Mon Jul 19, 2004 09:14 pm

Susan,

Hope everthing goes well at you Dr. appt. tommorrow. Let us know how everything goes.

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