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    Welcome to Medically Managed Pregnancy Chatter #2.

    This is a continuation from the High Risk Pregnancy ~ General Discussion and Support thread. This thread has proved popular, so it has been stickied and will be continued.


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    CSAB HAD A LITTLE GIRL...... Here BA is here http://www.bellybelly.com.au/forums/...re-151087.html

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    Yay for CSAB!

    Not much happening here, just BHs playing up a lot. Little Miss Dragonfly is still posterior - so trying a little bit to get her turned around facing the right way already.

    Hope everyone else and their bub's are doing ok!

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    still plodding along here, bub is doing well and measuring in the 65th percentile when checked just after 32 weeks.
    we have an induction date booked in but thats on the proviso that theres a bed for me and a bed for him in NICU

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    glad bub is doing well Skybie.

    I just had a call from one of the midwives who I see and just found out I have gestational diabete's... the only possible symptom I've had is a bit of bloating around the belly, so it's come completely out of the blue... in a bit of shock at the moment.

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    thats a bugger hun! look at it this way though, it'll go when bub is born, i have mine forever hope u can keep it controlled just with diet and excersize, if u need any advise or help let me know

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    Thanks Georgi hugs

    Jennajayen - Sorry to hear about the GD, i hope you can manage it with diet alone. GL hun. hugs

    Skybie - Hope everything is going well for you and your little man, sounds wonderful that he is at the 65th percentile. not long now for you gorgeous and your little man will be here. Look after yourself hun, praying your bub will do just fine with all he will be going through. Loads of hugs.

    Well, my bub arrived on the 21st December and was admitted to NICU 28mins old, due to her sugar levels going too low and required insulin and tube feeds/ She was in NICU for upto 4days, thankfully they were able to bring her down to see me on day 3 and then got to stay with me from day 4. I only saw her for 5mins after she was born then didnt get to see her until a day later which was soooo very hard.
    Little Chloe was born 2.375kg at 38wks 4days. She was 43cm long and hc was 33cm. She has had testing done, xrays done, and due to failing her right hearing test she now has to go to Westmead childrens to have further testing fx it all comes back fine.
    She is under the care of the same pead as Little V, her next appt is tomorrow. She had a brain scan done and they said that there was an echogenic focus whcih they believe to be nothing. Asked what it meant and they said a possible old heamorrage.
    She is such a gorgeous little thing, and seems to be gaining weight nicer than what little v did, and she is so very alert.

    When I get a chance i will put some pics up of my newest addition.

    Look after yourself ladies and I will keep popping in to see how you are going. Loads of hugs

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    Haven't been on much lately, trying to get my GD under control at the moment. So far breakfast is sorted out, dinner is half way there and we're now working on lunch time, but any time it's hot or muggy my blood glucose levels go through the roof, so it's a big balancing act.

    Hope everyone else is ok.

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    its not easy hun, have u got a number for an endo on call so u can ring them??
    the smallest things set off a high reading, stess being one of them. you'll get there though, lol but once u do everything will need to change again! i cant belive how much insulin om on compared to normal its so crazy!
    All going well here, just waiting waiting waiting, 2 weeks today im being induced, wish it would hurry on up, i wanna see my little man!

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    Jenna - Hope all is going well for you with the GD. i too had difficulty managing it. I hope your getting it under control now though. Hugs

    Skybie - All the best hun for next week. Cant wait to hear all about your precious little man when he arrives. I will be thinking of you both. hugs

    Well soon its time for me to get my GTT done to see how my BSL's are going. Hopefully all is well, so dont want to be checking BSL's anymore.....

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    Hi everyone, just thought we should get this little thread going again.

    I'm 9 weeks 3 days today & have been dealing with a subchorionic bleed for almost two weeks now. I've been on full bedrest for a week & today have been given permission to be on light duties, ie no lifting, washing, heavy housework or sex. We' have four BHCG tests & two ultrasounds already & a third ultrasound booked in for next week. At this stage, because the bleed was small, the OB is hopeful that it will have resolved by next week when I have the next ultrasound. I'm not convinced because I am still getting quite significant cramping, the spotting has stopped but cramping continues...

    It's all so different to my first two pregnancies but in a way it's a good thing because we lost a pregnancy last year so having the extra monitoring is keeping the anxiety at bay, well mostly.

    I'm thinking of hiring a doppler for a few weeks until the bub starts moving, just so I can be sure everything is alright.

    Oh & I think we've decided that this is it for us, DH doesn't want me to go through the stress again & I don't want to put my family through this. It hasn't been going on long, but it's all too much.
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    Oh yay. Thanks Sarah.
    Me. I'm 12w2d. This is my (gulp) 7th pregnancy. I had a split in my uterus last pregnancy as a result of my first c section. Apparently that makes you an automatically special case. I've also had HELLP, and PE in different pregnancies, and hypothyroidism last time (but not Hashis overall ). My kidneys and my liver don't really like being pregnant either and have routinely taken a nosedive in both pregnancies.

    I've been told I'm fine to do everything. But I've been seeing the specialist Ob at the hospital since 8 weeks. I've also been bleeding and today had a bit of cramping. I lost my second baby at 12w1d and found out the next, so I'm super paranoid today.
    I also got my cramping today after doing a (very modified to low impact) step class. Now I'm scared.
    I really want to keep being active but every time I do it there is a bit more bleeding. None of my scans can identify why.
    Just going to take it easy for the next few days I think. Bit hard when DH lives hundreds of kms away but I'm trying.

    ETA I'm feeling the same about it being the last. I just can't do this stress again.

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    Seventh pregnancy wow & with your body not liking pregnancy either, I don't know how you keep going Kim, you're amazing.

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    Great idea! I didn't even know this thread existed.. Hi Kim & Sarah

    I think a few people know me around here but I will introduce myself anyway..

    I have a congenital heart condition, so when I fell pregnant with my twins in 2008 I was immediately labelled as high risk.. My heart however was the least of my problems

    In 2008 my beautiful 1st born twin sons were born at 24wks. I had an emergency cervical stitch placed after my 19wk scan showed my cervix had opened and was funnelling. Unfortunately though I still went into labour at 23wks, holding on til 24 when the boys were born. They both had brain hemorrhages at 8days old, and we made the heartbreaking decision to turn off their life support at 12 days old

    Fast forward to now.. Pregnant after 2yrs of trying, this bub was conceived with clomid. I had a stitch placed at 14wks. Scan showed at 16wks everything was good, stitch in place and cervix still long and closed. Yesterday I had my 19wk scan and my cervix has opened BUT only to the stitch, so at this stage the stitch is doing it's job.. I didn't have an OB appointment yesterday, but the registrar I saw quickly, advised bed rest until I see the OB on Monday.. I have also been on progesterone pessaries since 16wks, but also been having mild braxton hicks contractions since then as well..

    So, I am terrified. I am so scared of having another prem, but even more than that, so scared of losing this baby. I am trying not to get ahead of myself, but at this stage it does look like I will have a pre term bub. I also have placenta previa. It's completely covering the cervix..

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    Oh BAL I was hoping you'd come in too. Feel honoured to share a pregnancy with you. You and your little guys changed my life. Even if you'll never really know.
    I can only imagine how scared you are.

    I have no idea about stitches. It's what's holding everything together is that right? Oh sweetie

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    Wow, reading back in here is hard
    this pergnancy is classed as high risk for obvious reasons, and will be medically managed agian.
    for this reason ive so far not gone to my GP and havent been reffered to the hospital yet, but i will in a few weeks.
    bub will be induced at 36 weeks, not going a day over, id be a ball of stress if i did.

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    I didn't know that this thread existed either! A little late for me I suppose as baby will be here in 2 and a half weeks.

    All of my pregnancies have been high risk, as most of you know, DD1 has a rare chromosome abnormality and was also frank breech until birth, for these 2 reasons we chose a CS at the last minute and I am so glad we did, she required alot of help at birth the team were in the room ready, she stayed in NICU/SCN for 3 months and underwent jaw surgery to enable her to breath unassited.

    DD2 has a congenital heart condition severe 'coarctation of the aorta' and a VSD (hole in the heart) she was also born by CS as I was unable to be induced due to my previous CS and they wanted the cardiac team ready for her, she was lucky to be born healthier than expected however she still required open heart surgery at 6 days old.

    I am currently 36+1 weeks pregnant with DD3 and she also has a congenital heart condition 'coarctation of the aorta' although hers is classified as mild. She will be arriving by CS in 2.5 weeks, I have chosen not to attempt a VBA2C as the hospital I will be birthing at is 2 hours drive and I do not feel comfortable with this. DD3 has been given a 50/50 chance of requiring surgery at birth, it is great news but scary at the same time. On one hand if she had surgery, we would know that everything has been 'fixed' where as instead they are going to monitor her in SCN for 7 days and she if she manages alone, if they are happy they will send her home, which would be wonderful! but I am a little scared that we will be constantly looking for signs of her heart condition.

    Kim, this is my 7th too xx

    Skye, although my situation is different to yours, I avoided alot of my appoinments this time, I just didn't wanted to think that I could have another sick baby.

    I am still undecided if this will be my last pregnancy, I know that most people think it should be but I can't help but want to have just one more...

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    Progesterone pessaries suck don't they & they might be what's causing the BH, I had them for the first 7 weeks (IVF protocol) and had some shocking cramping from them. So much happening for you BAL, hopefully your cervix starts playing nice soon.

    Skybie I can understand you wanting to avoid appointments, sometimes it feels good to just bury your head in the sand & hope it all is ok when you come up for air. Thinking of you xxx

    Wow DD, I hope little miss is ok & doesn't require the surgery after she arrives.

    Wow I feel a bit out of my depth being in here with all of the complications you guys are facing. It's so scary isn't it.

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