by julie f (7993 Posts), Sat Nov 15, 2003 00:57 am
I think I'm ALWAYS neurotic about pregnancy these days, even though we can't start "trying" until January! I've even told my OB that as I take my pill each day, I pray that it fails... Certified nut here[:o)]
But anyway, getting back to the topic...[:)] My docs have differing opinions... After consulting with my regular OB, the peri that delivered my son and, a peri consult at a teaching hospital - this is what we've come up with. I'm still taking prenatals and once we start trying, I'll add the extra calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and a baby aspirin. My doctor also stated that the baby aspirin should be taken at night, something about the blood thickening while you sleep I think. Interesting to note that the 2 peris disagreed on when to start with the aspirin - one said immediately, the other said once the heartbeat was established. We've decided to go with first option although, I think I'm going to "Ask the Experts" as well. Also, neither peri said anything about the Vitamin C & E but, since we have read quite a bit about possible advantages and, my OB agreed it could not hurt, we figure why not?
I haven't heard anything about the extra folic acid causing mutliples. Not that I wouldn't love two little babies at once but, I would be even that more nervous.
I'm share your fear about future pregnancies. I am overjoyed at the thought of being pregnant and having a little one but, am terrified about what I know can happen. I haven't had any dreams about it but, I have done things like take out a life insurance policy.
Anyway, sorry about my long-winded answer! I'd be really curious to know when everyone is/has starting their therapies as well.
Zachary James, 7/22/03-7/27/03, born at 26 weeks due to severe pe