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Re : Another new and confused Canadian

Postby alessels » Mon Mar 06, 2006 04:01 pm

Hi Guys,

Hope everyone is having a great week.
I barely got out of bed yesterday, my head has been killing me, blood pressure was fine yesterday and today though.

Sabrina- I can't imagine being seen only by a family Doc either, my husband thinks that they are just as knowledgeable, but I totally disagree.
He thinks his Family Doc is the best and he has misdiagnosed me in the past. When I first got pregnant, my HPT were coming out negative, but my period was late.
The Doctor didn't even think of doing a blood test to see if I was PG or not, he just said that that wasn't possible, 3 weeks later I was having morning sickness and was sure that I PG, went back and demanded a blood test, much to his surprise I was PG.

So apparently your risks for PIH are more due to your previous history, right?
Is that how it works with everyone?

Fiona- The shortage of labour here is incredible, the economy couldn't be better, but there are the downs about it too.
Customer service sucks because places are so desperate for help, real estate is going up every month, it's hard for newcomers to find housing since there is no vacancy.
This city especially is so young, the average age is 35, so everyone is having Babies.

Anyway, my nurse should be here shortly, so I have to go.
Talk to you guys soon,

Adri
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Re : Another new and confused Canadian

Postby missgamecock » Mon Mar 06, 2006 06:45 pm

Not sure how it works for everyone just what my drs have told me. Now that my htn is chronic and with my history, I am at risk for pe or pih. Stinks, but that is life. At least I know that I can get good prenatal care and be watched like a hawk. Only way I would consider another.
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Re : Another new and confused Canadian

Postby jen44 » Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:49 pm

Hey Adri,

I know what you mean about Calgary being so booming -- I am in Vancouver and its not as crazy here but there are definitely shortages and problems finding family doctors. We have "maternity clinics" out here where you can see a OBGYN for the duration of your pregnancy and then you are switched back to your family doctor after you give birth. I was switched over from the OBGYN to a high risk OB at 28 weeks for my complications and he was great. My family doctor "knows a little about a lot of things" is how I like to put it. Whenever I've got a specific problem that needs more attention, she refers me to a specialist which works out great. She has all my history and she can take my entire medical history into account when looking at my health issues, and I think that is important. Plus, I've been with her since I was 13 so she knows me pretty well! Anyways, I just wanted to say hello, hope things are status quo for now, sorry about those headaches - that can be tough -- take good care of yourself and get lots of rest... keep us updated!
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Re : Another new and confused Canadian

Postby alessels » Wed Mar 08, 2006 08:37 pm

Hi Girls,

Sabrina- At least you can expect to be basically delivered at 37 weeks, I think that is a good thing, plus it's not like the Baby would be a preemie.

Jenn- I hear it over and over again how lucky I am to at least have an OBGYN watching me, I think that is so sad.

I am so sick of being Pregnant Guys, this bed rest thing stinks.
I have a feeling my Doctor will just let me miserable until I go into labor.

My blood pressure has been fine today, still have those headaches and 1+ on the urine.
Went for another blood test yesterday, I think my Doc should have the results by tomorrow when I see her.

Take Care,

Adri
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Re : Another new and confused Canadian

Postby alessels » Thu Mar 09, 2006 09:24 am

Good Morning Girls,

My first blood pressure this morning was 145/100, I waited 15 minutes and got another reading of 140/103.
I do have an appointment at 2:00 with the Doctor today.
Should I wait to see or go to the hospital?

Adri
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Re : Another new and confused Canadian

Postby cassie05 » Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:53 am

I think you should call your doc and if they wont see you any earlier then head on into L&D, those pressures are too high
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Re : Another new and confused Canadian

Postby alessels » Sat Mar 11, 2006 03:14 pm

Just an update that I delivered our daughter Kayla on Friday at 4:33 AM.
I promise that I will update you on the details later.
We are both safe at home now.

Adri
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Re : Another new and confused Canadian

Postby sonja » Sat Mar 11, 2006 07:55 pm

Thank you so much for the update - I am so glad that you are both safe and sound. Please continue to watch yourself for symptoms in the post partum phase because pre-e can rear up again up to 6 weeks post partum!

Joy
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Re : Another new and confused Canadian

Postby thw75 » Sat Mar 11, 2006 08:21 pm

Congratulations on your new arrival! Glad you are both home and helathy!
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Re : Another new and confused Canadian

Postby jen44 » Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:02 pm

Hi Adri,

Congratulations!!!! Oh my goodness, that was fast... well I hope it wasn't too traumatic for you, although I'm sure it was scary, I bet you are glad its over and you and baby are safe. Please update us soon with the birth story. So glad to hear you are BOTH alright. I've been thinking of you!
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