Log In Sign Up

Pregnancy after an ablation


Forum: High Risk Pregnancy

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To High Risk Pregnancy LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
March 5th, 2007, 11:05 AM
MyMiracleBaby's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NC
Posts: 3,459
I am 38, a mom of three. Had an ablation 2 years ago and was told I couldn't get pregnant.

I just found out that I'm pregnant with my 4th child. My age and the ablation put me in a high risk category. Just wondering if anyone else out there has experienced this and has any advice for me???

I went and had my HCG levels checked on Friday...they were 278. I'm waiting for the call to find out what the levels are from my blood test this morning.

I'm scared, but I feel this baby is a miracle, and I'd really like to have a successful pregnancy.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
March 19th, 2007, 01:59 PM
MyMiracleBaby's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NC
Posts: 3,459
My levels are good. They actually tripled very early on, and they haven't checked them since, but I've been monitored closely by U/S.

Friday before last, I had a scare, some bleeding, pretty heavy. However I've had two ultrasounds since, and no more bleeding. Last Friday we saw a heartbeat, and the baby measured very close to where it should. Both the u/s tech and the doctor were very pleased by those results.

I'm hopeful that this can be a successful pregnancy. I wish I could find just ONE person who has experienced it though. It would make me feel a lot better.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
April 20th, 2007, 02:46 PM
MyMiracleBaby's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NC
Posts: 3,459
There is so little information about my situation on the internet, that I wanted to post an update, just in case anybody else ever needs something to make them feel better.

I'm 11 weeks 5 days today. I went to see a high risk ob today, and they made me feel a ton better about my situation. They feel like I have a very good chance of a normal pregnancy and delivery. I'm by no means out of the woods, but I feel a lot better knowing they've given me good odds.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
April 20th, 2007, 05:53 PM
kimberkin's Avatar Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Alabama
Posts: 580
From my experience, my high risk doctor is way more optimistic than my regular obgyn. Do keep us updated! Your in our T&P!
Mabye someone else will stumble on your post who has the same/similar situation.
__________________
What do you mean it's a boy? This is a joke right? Christopher London is coming!!!!!!




Reply With Quote
  #7  
May 15th, 2007, 11:23 PM
Regular
Join Date: May 2007
Location: mich
Posts: 4
Quote:
I am 38, a mom of three. Had an ablation 2 years ago and was told I couldn't get pregnant.

I just found out that I'm pregnant with my 4th child. My age and the ablation put me in a high risk category. Just wondering if anyone else out there has experienced this and has any advice for me???

I went and had my HCG levels checked on Friday...they were 278. I'm waiting for the call to find out what the levels are from my blood test this morning.

I'm scared, but I feel this baby is a miracle, and I'd really like to have a successful pregnancy.[/b]
I think I could be the person you are looking for. I am also 38 and am now 30 weeks pregnant following an ablation 3 years ago. I don't find much useful information for sucessful pregnancy after ablation. I hope yours is going well. I live in a rural northern Michigan where there is no high risk facilities or Dr. So this makes things real difficult. I traveled 8 hrs. to the university of michigan hospital last fri. and had a ultra sound. I have a marginal plecent previa and may need a emergency hystorectomy following birth. At this point I am hoping to continue carrying until baby is larger, he is 3.5 lbs. now, without any bleeding. I am happy to talk to you and anyone else with our circumstances since there is little information out there. The only live birth I found went to 35 weeks and I am hoping to carry longer. Please pray for us and I wish you the best look forward to hearing from you soon. Georgena you can e-mail me at kaiser1517xoxo@yahoo.com anyone who needs answers or support I am willing to help with what I have learned.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
May 28th, 2007, 03:15 PM
MyMiracleBaby's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NC
Posts: 3,459
Wow! It's great to finally meet somebody who is going through this as well. You're right. There are very very few cases documented on pregnancy after ablation. What I've found on my own is NOT encouraging at all. I would like to share with you the info that my high risk doc gave to me. There are 43 reported cases (this doesn't mean that there are not hundreds more, only that they were never documented in medical journals). Of the 43 cases, nearly half the women opted to terminate the pregnancy as they were not planning more children when the ablation was performed, and were not ready to enlarge their existing families. This number alone makes the statistics seem really dismal, as a termination is reported the same regardless if it was miscarriage or abortion. I was elated to find that of the remaining half with statistics adjusted to those women who did not opt termination, faired rather well.

Have you had to be on bedrest at all during your pregnancy? So far I'm 17 weeks. I've had one bleed, early on at 6.5 weeks, but nothing since, and all the u/s up to this point show a normal pregnancy. My doctor has me on prometrium 100 mg once a day. I have gained more weight than I would like, and I'm pretty sure it's because of the prometrium.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
May 30th, 2007, 08:16 PM
Regular
Join Date: May 2007
Location: mich
Posts: 4
Quote:
I am 38, a mom of three. Had an ablation 2 years ago and was told I couldn't get pregnant.

I just found out that I'm pregnant with my 4th child. My age and the ablation put me in a high risk category. Just wondering if anyone else out there has experienced this and has any advice for me???

I went and had my HCG levels checked on Friday...they were 278. I'm waiting for the call to find out what the levels are from my blood test this morning.

I'm scared, but I feel this baby is a miracle, and I'd really like to have a successful pregnancy.[/b]
Reply With Quote
  #10  
May 30th, 2007, 08:24 PM
Regular
Join Date: May 2007
Location: mich
Posts: 4
Quote:
Quote:
I am 38, a mom of three. Had an ablation 2 years ago and was told I couldn't get pregnant.

I just found out that I'm pregnant with my 4th child. My age and the ablation put me in a high risk category. Just wondering if anyone else out there has experienced this and has any advice for me???

I went and had my HCG levels checked on Friday...they were 278. I'm waiting for the call to find out what the levels are from my blood test this morning.

I'm scared, but I feel this baby is a miracle, and I'd really like to have a successful pregnancy.[/b]
[/b]
I'm not sure why but I have trouble trying to e-mail or leave posts? Anyone wanting to correspond please e-mail direct kaiser1517xoxo@yahoo.com could really use the comments. I go to the high risk specialist fri. I have been on bedrest/ light activity for only about 3 weeks which is real hard have a 3, 5, 7 year old. My specialist is 4 hours one way so makes for a very long day. I have been having a lot of edema and swelling also in my face, hands and eyelids, I have not had any bleeding the whole preg. I think i'm like 31 weeks now they keep changing it with u/s baby is about 5lbs. Please contact me soon. I feel we really are carrying miracle's.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:40 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0