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by heather j
Thu Aug 04, 2011 06:44 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: In hospital with PE at 32 weeks
Replies: 19
Views: 1439

Re: In hospital with PE at 32 weeks

Glad to hear you're where you need to be and getting steroids. PE is no fun - especially twice. Hang in there! Sending you good vibes that things level off for awhile and you guys can buy a couple more weeks.
by heather j
Thu Aug 04, 2011 06:42 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Baby Emy dropped and
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: Baby Emy dropped and

Oliver did around 34 weeks and I lost the mucous plug (had to google that one because it didn't happen with the others). I was also having a lot of contractions, but made it to my scheduled section at 37 weeks. I'd put in a call if you're concerned, but you sound right on track. It makes for a lot o...
by heather j
Wed Aug 03, 2011 08:54 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: For those starting on Lovenox or think you are Lovenox-bound
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: For those starting on Lovenox or think you are Lovenox-b

What a helpful post, Jasmin. I bruised quite a bit during the first pregnancy I used lovenox (though I don't think it looked that bad, I did get questionable looks from an u/s tech and massage therapist), but I didn't bruise AT ALL during Oliver's pregnancy. I literally had maybe two or three bruise...
by heather j
Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Preemie gender-how much does it affect the outcome?
Replies: 11
Views: 1336

Re: Preemie gender-how much does it affect the outcome?

Jean, Nicolas was born exactly 13 minutes after he turned 36 weeks and was barely 5 lbs, but had no preemie characteristics, no breathing issues, and was ready for discharge three days later at 4lbs and 9oz. Our doctors had warned us from the beginning of onset that his gender would work against his...
by heather j
Fri Jul 29, 2011 03:41 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: PAI-1 gene mutation
Replies: 11
Views: 4239

Re: PAI-1 gene mutation

She had her first and only child the year before I was pregnant with my first. She had mild PE at term and it honestly wasn't even on my radar when I became pregnant. My first pregnancy, however, put us all on high alert. It's been 8+ years since her first pregnancy, and she's planning to conceive a...
by heather j
Fri Jul 29, 2011 01:17 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: PAI-1 gene mutation
Replies: 11
Views: 4239

Re: PAI-1 gene mutation

My pregnancy history (given that it went so spectacularly awry) prompted my doctors toward intervention. I was also on a prophylactic dose because I've had no thrombophilia event. My sister, however, in preparation for pregnancy and knowing my own history pursued genetic counseling, etc. She had mil...
by heather j
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: A super confusing OB :S
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: A super confusing OB :S

My MFM and I called my last two at 37 weeks as a result of my first pregnancy. There wasn't a present medical necessity with either one, but we felt comfortable delivering at that point (with a mature FLMA) based on my history. I was also on anticoagulants, but I don't think that had any additional ...
by heather j
Thu Jul 21, 2011 08:16 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Glucose Challenge Test
Replies: 14
Views: 1350

Re: Glucose Challenge Test

Uh, my last pregnancy, I scored a whopping 198. Shocked? Yeah, because I had zero history of glucose issues. I did the three hour, and barely passed (I failed one of the four draws, and only passed another by two points). My doctor wasn't satisfied, so we did a second three-hour and I passed all fou...
by heather j
Tue Jul 19, 2011 04:30 pm
Forum: Trying Again after Preeclampsia
Topic: MFM?
Replies: 2
Views: 1588

Re: MFM?

Hi, Blue! An MFM is a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist who specializes in high risk pregnancies. They generally have more specialized training, education, and experience in several areas such as hypertensive pregnancies. With your onset at 27 weeks, you might just consider an initial consult prior...
by heather j
Tue Jul 19, 2011 04:13 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: well today's the day!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: well today's the day!!!

Hopefully, you're resting in your room with your brand new baby! Congratulations! I've had three sections (one at break-neck, emergent pace, and the latter two planned) and they all went exceptionally well both the surgeries themselves and recoveries. I hope you find the same to be true for you this...

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