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My name is Samantha and I am 29 years old. I have a 3 year old son named Trevione who was born at 34 weeks. I am now 34 weeks pregnant with a girl who will be named Tanaiya. My due date is October 28. I have had 3 miscarriages as well, and I also gave birth prematurely to a girl at 23 weeks, who unfortunately did not survive. My son was my 4th pregnancy and I was considered high risk, although I had no official diagnosis. They just knew I had experienced 3 previous losses. After having another miscarriage last year, doctors were finally able to give me a diagnosis. I have Thalassemia and MTHFR. This has caused me to develop clots which led to miscarriages. So with this pregnancy I have been taking Lovenox injections daily as well as weekly progesterone shots. Also, at 20 weeks, I was diagnosed with a marginal anterior placenta previa, and although docs said it would move safely out of the way, they were wrong, it moved alright, but the wrong way, and I now have a complete previa.
I have been extremely lucky so far and have not had any bleeding. The docs are super concerned because if I start to bleed, in combination with the Lovenox, I will hemmorrage badly. I will have an amnio and c-section at 36 weeks.
Lately though, I have been feeling "off." I am worried that labor is coming, and I just hope I can make it to the hospital in time!
If you have a full previa and are going to be having a c-section then your doctor should be switching you to heparin. You are not able to have an epidural with lovenox - due tothe bleeding risk, and with heparin your doctor is able to counteract that prior to the c-section and epidural. You might wish to discuss this with your doctor.
Please continue resting as you have 14 short days to go. Good luck to you.
Cindermella - Thanks! I have been taking it as easy as I can with a 3 year old! No, I am not mediterranean. Is thalasemmia more common in medittereaneans?
Herpersmama - Thanks Trying my bestest!
Mamabeeto3 - Yes my doc said from the begginning that I would be switched to heparin at 36 weeks. The only concern I have now is if I go into preterm labor before then... I guess I would have to have general anesthesia and I would really rather be awake.
I went to my checkup today and we scheduled my amnio for Oct 6. C-section to follow on the 7th or 8th. I will be 37 weeks on the 7th, doc says its safest then. He did say we need to be prepared at any given moment due to my history though. I still feel like it is coming soon, but maybe I am just worrying myself sick.