Change of Plans !!

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Re: Change of Plans !!

Postby angieb » Mon Sep 02, 639867 9:17 pm

Yay for getting so far!

I had an amnio with Luke at 36+1, his lungs were good but my water broke at midnight and I went into labor.

My doctors weren't letting me go beyond 37 weeks with a classical incision no matter what, so we delivered Matthew at 37 wks exactly, no amnio.

Both boys did great, no troubles breathing or anything.

Good luck!
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#1-Olivia Caetlyn-9-28-09-9-28-09, 23+2 wks, emergency classic c-section, class I HELLP, IUGR
#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
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Re: Change of Plans !!

Postby gratiana » Mon Sep 02, 639867 3:59 pm

Oh, WOW, that's so exciting! And scary, I know, but so exciting! Sounds like a good-sized, healthy baby! We're all rooting for you both.

My MFM is aiming for 37 weeks with me, for the same reason (previous classical c-section), which—all going well, fingers crossed, etc.—will put us in the first week of March. Less than 8 weeks, I can't believe it! Like you, I find it hard to believe I've made it this far (almost 30 weeks now!).

Best wishes and fingers crossed for you!
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Pre-eclampsia and Stage IV HELLP, c-section at 25.6 weeks. RIP Felix (July 25-Sep 27 2011).
Expecting #2 in early March 2013. So far, so good!
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Change of Plans !!

Postby » Mon Sep 02, 639867 10:05 am

Hi girls!! So my last post was I was 34 weeks and my Ob scheduled my csection for January 29th. Well, this past Friday I was 36 weeks! Yes 36 weeks which is like a dream to me I never dared think I'd make it this far but here I am! So at 35 weeks saw my MFM who said that because I had a classical csection it is too much of a risk to have me go that far. He says it's not a good idea to risk me going that far and going into labor because with that type of scar I could rupture. He wants to do an amnio on friday the 11th and if her lungs are mature and ready they will deliver her on tuesday January 15th!! That's in 9 days gulp!!! At 35 weeks she weighed 5lbs 6oz so he was very happy with that. We will see what her measurements are this friday 2 weeks later. I am filled with so many emotions!! I am of course so happy, excited and nervous. I am also so sad mising my Benjamin and wishing he were here, afraid that preeclampsia is ready to strike last minute ugh all normal feelings I know. My Bp has been great the entire time so far and I feel really good. I have even allowed family and friends to bring us gifts because I refused to have a shower . We will have a coming out party/shower once she is born and actually comes home with us. Feeling anxious and so grateful and hopeful. I will update after amnio. Thanks for reading :)
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

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