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September 17th, 2011, 03:53 PM
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Not sure if I belong here... but here is my story.

My oldest son is four, he was born at 34wks ( 4lbs 2.8 oz very healthy). I woke up on May 2, 2007 with sharp pains. TBH that is all I remember, I dont remember my stomach contracting, I just only remember having sharp pains. Anyways, went to the OB he put me on a monitor and saw that I was contracting and sent me to the hospital. They monitored the hb and contractions, and gave me something to stop the contractions. Next came the ultra sound. I get back to my room and 10 min later a nurse comes in and tells me my doctor will be here soon, I will be having an emergency cesarean! great!!! I was told I had placenta abruption. That was the only complication I had. besides being swollen and fat lol.


4 years down the road, I find my 28 (almost) weeks pregnant again. Ive know since I was 4-5 weeks. I told my new OB about my son and the placenta abruption, but they dont seem concerned. Should I push the issue?? I have had a few sharp pains, I usually get it like once a week where I get them for a few hours and then nothing. My back is constantly killing me and I am constantly tired. Im moody and have seen witches water in my line of vision... I blame pregnancy for most if not all of those symptoms.

I just got a call on Friday from the Dr's office saying my blood work from my GD test and more prenatal testing came back and my blood count was really low. They are telling me I am very anemic, this is something new... so now I have to take Iron pills 3x a day plus my prenatals. I was already taking Iron once a day with my prenatal because I figured I was slightly due to be so tired through out the day.. What I really want to know is can I ask to be checked? I was 3 cent. dilated and 75% at like 30 weeks with my son. I figure if maybe this time I can start early knowing whats going on and what not Ill be able pay attention and know I dont know, maybe know something.

Am I even in the right place? Thanks for all the input.
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September 18th, 2011, 07:19 AM
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You have come to the right place !

I would push the issue and ask for an ultrasound measurement of your cervix. This will also give them a chance to look at your placenta.
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September 18th, 2011, 10:49 AM
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Thanks Donna, I know I asked on our ddc board but wanted to get some more advice!
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September 18th, 2011, 01:36 PM
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Welcome!

Ditto Donna, I'd ask to have your cervix checked. Are you seeing a high-risk OB or a regular one? I find that anytime I have a twinge, my high-risk clinic is all over it, much more so than the doc I saw with my first pregnancy. I think that's partly why I'm now almost 10 weeks further along than I got with my last pregnancy! (My son was a 27-weeker, he's 4 now and healthy.)
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September 18th, 2011, 04:56 PM
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nope just a regular OB. actually I am just now going to be seeing my "doc" for the first time on tuesday. Every other time it's usually the Midwifes. I just feel like maybe Im blowing everything out of proportion, maybe its not as I cant find the word, but as.... high risk maybe, as I feel it is. I am just scared. I want her to be here when she is suppose to. I really dont want to have another 34 weeker ya know.
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September 18th, 2011, 05:00 PM
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I want a take home baby SOOO bad, so I understand what you mean ! I don't think you are blowing things out of proportion at all.
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September 18th, 2011, 07:04 PM
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Do not ever feel like you are blowing things out of proportion when it comes to you and your baby's health. If something is concerning you you should bring it up to your doc. I hope that he/she is receptive to your concerns.
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September 19th, 2011, 10:25 AM
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Do not ever feel like you are blowing things out of proportion when it comes to you and your baby's health. If something is concerning you you should bring it up to your doc. I hope that he/she is receptive to your concerns.
They whole point of a doc is for them to listen to your concerns and help address them, so it's important to find a doc who is willing/able to do that. It could be as simple as explaining to you why you don't need to worry, or there may be tests that need to be run, or there may be a treatment you need, but whatever is the case, they need to communicate with you about it, so you don't have to feel so scared anymore.

Good luck--I hope your next appointment goes well and you get the answers you're looking for!
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