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Another one on the way!

Postby midwestmom » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:45 am

by midwestmom (74 Posts), Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:45 am

Hi Everyone,
I just found out that after trying for a few months, I'm pregnant! I'm VERY excited, no panic has set-in yet , I'm just happy. I'm due to see my MFM in 3 weeks for a 7 week ultrasound, and as soon as I got the BFP, I started LDA and DHA along with my prenatal.

It's been 4 years since the birth of my son, and I have since developed mild hypothyroidism. My MFM is so positive about me having a healthier pregnancy than last time, I am grateful for that.

So, I have a feeling I'll be posting a lot over the coming months, I just wanted re-introduce myself, Thanks! Lauren :-)
Lauren
Son born by emergency C-section due to severe preeclampsia in August 2009. Born 29wks2days weighing 3lbs, he is a healthy toddler now.
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Re: Another one on the way!

Postby MomTimesThree » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:50 am

by MomTimesThree (559 Posts), Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:50 am

Congrats!! Wishing you a long and uneventful pregnancy! Your MFM sounds awesome and proactive. You will make a great team! :)
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w
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Re: Another one on the way!

Postby caryn » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:53 am

by caryn (10111 Posts), Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:53 am

Glad to see you back!
Science! The articles you don't want to miss:
The Preeclampsia Puzzle (New Yorker) and Silent Struggle: A New Theory of Pregnancy (New York Times)
Looking for recent articles and studies? Lectures from researchers?
A chance to participate in research? For us on Facebook or Twitter?

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DS Oscar born by emergent C-section at 34 weeks for fetal indicators, due to severe PE
DD Bridget born by C-section after water broke at 39 weeks after a healthy pregnancy
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Re: Another one on the way!

Postby midwestmom » Fri Nov 01, 2013 05:31 am

by midwestmom (74 Posts), Fri Nov 01, 2013 05:31 am

Thank you so much Lauren and Caryn! You both, along with the other women on this forum, have helped me face what happened to me in my last pregnancy, wrap my head around it and move forward, and I know will help me get through this pregnancy.
Gratefully, Lauren :-)
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Re: Another one on the way!

Postby sam10 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 06:39 pm

by sam10 (1436 Posts), Fri Nov 01, 2013 06:39 pm

Happy to hear the good news :-) Will be looking for your posts.
~Julija (40)
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Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


Our pain has been put into words, placed into empty cradles, to remember that all our babies lived, that they mattered and always will. - Field of Cradles http://www.fieldofcradles.org/
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Re: Another one on the way!

Postby alviarin » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:15 am

by alviarin (1635 Posts), Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:15 am

Congrats & welcome back!

Have they talked about how they will monitor your thyroid in pregnancy, or what your target TSH is?

My endocrinologist would have me come in for thyroid testing as soon as my first missed period. With my first daughter I need my thyroid dose upped almost right away.
Hypothyroid mom to Connor and Claire
(severe pre-e at 38 weeks & "mild" pre-e at 37 weeks)
& baby Annabelle
(chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)
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Re: Another one on the way!

Postby midwestmom » Wed Nov 06, 2013 02:09 pm

by midwestmom (74 Posts), Wed Nov 06, 2013 02:09 pm

Thanks! I'm having my TSH tested next week. My MFM in conjunction with my endocrinologist will be managing my thyroid throughout the pregnancy. They are using the" Guidelines of the American Thyroid Association for the Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy and Postpartum, 2011" for managing my TSH levels, for the first trimester, I believe the endocrinologist said TSH target is btwn 1 and 2.
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Re: Another one on the way!

Postby alviarin » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:38 am

by alviarin (1635 Posts), Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:38 am

Good deal, it sounds like you have a good care team on your side!
Hypothyroid mom to Connor and Claire
(severe pre-e at 38 weeks & "mild" pre-e at 37 weeks)
& baby Annabelle
(chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)
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Re: Another one on the way!

Postby ashleyhae » Mon Nov 11, 2013 07:09 pm

by ashleyhae (17 Posts), Mon Nov 11, 2013 07:09 pm

Congratulations!!! I'm 9 weeks today :)
Ashley
Mommy to Malia born March 15, 2013 at 29 weeks due to severe preeclampsia.
She spent 2 precious days with us that we will forever cherish.
Baby #2 due 6/16/14
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Re: Another one on the way!

Postby midwestmom » Mon Nov 11, 2013 08:25 pm

by midwestmom (74 Posts), Mon Nov 11, 2013 08:25 pm

Oh, that's awesome - congratulations to you too! You're 3 weeks ahead of me :-) I am so excited for my 7 week appointment, to hear the heart beat and see the ultrasound, have you done that already?
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