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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
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.
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....
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...
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!