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July 3rd, 2007, 11:52 AM
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something might not be right before you where labeled high risk? Or was it a complete surprise?
When I was pregnant with Donovan I knew something was wrong right from the get go.
While it was devistating to get the news.. it wasn't a total surprise.

Because of my education I pretty much know going into a pregnacy what my risks are
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July 3rd, 2007, 01:00 PM
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It was a surprise in a way. I am only high risk due to the surgery I had - which needing that was a complete shock! But I knew once I was told I needed surgery I would be classified as high risk.
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July 3rd, 2007, 06:24 PM
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yikes.. surgery?

for what ?
(you don't need answer if its to personal)
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July 3rd, 2007, 08:58 PM
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Its ok. I don't mind.

At my first prenatal appt at 12.5 weeks along, my doc saw right away that I had a problem -- my tummy looked like I was full term or close to it. Come to find out I had a huge cyst in my abdomen (so the whole time for the 2 yrs prior I thought I was just carrying my fat in my tummy was really this cyst growing). He sent me to an OB Oncologist specialist at a major hospital.

At 17 weeks I had the cyst removed. It was an ovarian cyst and weighed almost 10 pounds. There was nothing left of my left ovary, so I no longer have that. I was cut straight down the middle of my abdomen from just below my chest to my hair line - its about 12 inches in length.

I had 0% survival for the baby if the cyst was not removed, and possible chance of dying myself if it burst. And 5% chance of preterm labor with the surgery. So surgery it was. I just have to be monitored closely for complications of the incision area as I grow with the baby and anything else that may come up. And my doc wants to closely watch her growth and for any side effects from the surgery/meds. I go every 2 weeks to see him and get an ultrasound at each appointment.

If you have a strong stomach and want to see there are pics in the Oct DDC in my pregnancy journal.
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July 4th, 2007, 05:35 AM
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nothing says go see louder than linkage?

I was on the october DDC but I hemmoraged my pregnancy out at 10 weeks while grocery shopping. It was not a pleasant experience to say the least.
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July 4th, 2007, 10:22 AM
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Sorry, I am usually bad at getting these links to work right but I'll try -- here you go -- most people don't wanna see that nasty creature (as we liked to call it)

http://www.justmommies.com/boards/in...owtopic=508296


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July 4th, 2007, 10:58 AM
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That is quite the cyst. Looks like a huge uterus all of its own.

That is some scar you have. Will you be having a section or is there no fear those scars will rupture?
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July 4th, 2007, 11:32 AM
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Yea, it was massive! I dropped 20 pounds within days.

The plan is to go vaginally. I am being monitored every 2 weeks for any problems from the incision as I grow, and as long as there is no complications I should have a vag delivery. I really want to avoid being cut open again even just a little bit. But if I need a section, my doc will make the incision along my scar vertically and go horizontally on the uterus, so that is good. Yea, its a very ugly nasty scar, hopefully it will look much better in time....
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July 4th, 2007, 12:09 PM
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Well I hope you get your vaginal delivery.

Wish I could blame my extra 20 on a cyst. lol

Actually i don't ..... not after seeing that

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July 5th, 2007, 07:44 AM
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I knew I had the preeclampsia with the first..then the day before my 36 weeks appointment I felt awful, when I went in for my appointment the figured out I had HELLP Syndrome and delivered my son that day.. he was healthy, mama was not...this pregnancy I am high risk because of it...so hopefully it doesn't happen again...
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July 5th, 2007, 12:55 PM
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interesting factiod about preecclampsia.

It is more common in first time mothers then in subsequent pregnancies but once you have had it you are at greater risk.
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July 6th, 2007, 05:45 PM
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I knew I would be high risk with this pregnancy long before I got pregnant, due to the complications with DS. The placenta started to break down around 32 weeks, but the pathologist couldn't determine a cause. Because they don't know why it happened, they are assuming it will probably happen again. My doctor told me at my post-partum appt with DS that I would need to be monitored very closely in subsequent pregnancies. Now I have high blood pressure, which I didn't have with DS, so my risk for placental problems are even higher.

I am having growth scans every two weeks during the 2nd trimester and will have them weekly in the third. I get a lot of people telling me how lucky I am to get to see the baby that often, but I would gladly give that up for a normal pregnancy. The fewer doctor visits, the better!
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July 7th, 2007, 07:17 AM
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I get a lot of people telling me how lucky I am to get to see the baby that often, but I would gladly give that up for a normal pregnancy. The fewer doctor visits, the better![/b]

Its funny how people glamorize stuff like this isn't it.
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