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  #1  
September 17th, 2010, 05:34 AM
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Hi girls,

I'm off to hospital because the labour STOPPED! Weird huh? Because of my condition and that I was contracting for 18 hours there is a worry my uterus will weaken and rupture. I am going to see consultants in an hour to make a decision as to what to do. I'll get you all updated on what they decide. Either keep in and caeserean, keep in and and induce.. or something else.

Wish us luck. Generally women with EDS aren't allowed passed 38 weeks so my mum is already up in arms about them treating me like a normal pregnancy. My brother phoned the specialist and she said...

"How old is your sister? 15?"
Bro-"No she is 23"
"Well pardon my French but tell you're sister to get up to the hospital right now unless she wants to loose this baby"

Um...fills me with hope?
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September 17th, 2010, 06:01 AM
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Good luck Gemma! Sending you lots of positive thoughts for a safe and healthy delivery!
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September 17th, 2010, 07:46 AM
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Geesh!!! Nice phone call! Praying all goes well and you get your lo safely in your arms very soon!!!
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September 17th, 2010, 07:55 AM
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Thinking of you! Can you remind me again what EDS is? I'm sorry, I didn't realize you had any complications!
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September 17th, 2010, 08:20 AM
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Oh noooo Good luck...im praying all is well!!!
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September 17th, 2010, 08:29 AM
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Thoughts and prayers are coming and definitely KUP!!
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September 17th, 2010, 08:46 AM
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GL Gemma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sending you T&P's and lots of positive vibes!!
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September 17th, 2010, 09:06 AM
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Hoping your little man arrives soon!
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September 17th, 2010, 10:10 AM
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Oh, wow! Gemma!!! Make sure you have little Jay tonight! It sounds like it's time I pray your docs have foresight to do what is right and healthy for you both. I'm actually very excited for you, I bet you have him ASAP! EEEK!
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September 17th, 2010, 10:22 AM
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Praying that everything goes just find for you, Gemma! Jay and Buttons might share a birthday!!
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September 17th, 2010, 11:02 AM
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Well I'm back home. The docs don't seem to have a clue about my condition. I'm sitting there telling them, my mum is telling them and they're like..ah its okay. We'll leave it. They even wrote on my notes "Happy to procede with pregnancy and my plans" Eh... no we weren't. He was basically saying I was to stop throwing a stop because its my due date and my baby isn't here. He was making out all I wanted was induction. Em nope. I just don't want anything to happen to my baby, or for my womb to be expelled with him when he is born. It almost happened to my mum they had to put it back and caeserean her. They were like..nah. You're fine. Wrote that I had the "hypermobile" type fo EDS and I don't I have the classical.. AHHHH.

Melissa... EDS is Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.... A connective tissue disorder.

Idiopathic bleeding (bleeding with no known cause) in pregancy, laxity (looseness) of the cervix, abruption of the placenta, placental insufficiency and risk of spontaneous abortion are conditions that are frequently increased in women suffering from Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

Having vulnerable skin and mucus membranes makes it a challenge to keep the skin intact without tears, wounds and secondary infections. Stretch marks of the abdominal wall are common in normal pregnancies but seldom seen in patients with EDS (Least that's one bonus of my disease, no stretch marks lol)

The risk of thrombosis or embolisms are also increased in patients with EDS so care must be taken and elastic stockings worn if needed. (they are so unsexy haha)

The delivery is the scariest part of it all as there's a risk I could die. The most common problems are separation of the pubic symphysis, difficulties repairing perineal tears, vaginal and uretheral lacerations, rupture of the uterus, haemotoma, severe haemorrhage during or after delivery.....and death. The most frequent complications for women with classical type 1 EDS (which I have) are spontaneous abortion, preterm delivery and severe ante partum and post partum haemorrhage.

The ordinary size of the pelvis may be altered in EDS (which it was in my mums case). This could render a normal vaginal delivery impossible. Using forceps of ventouse may increase the risk of vaginal evulsion, prolapse of the uterus, bladder and rectum (possibly resulting in an emergency hysterectomy). Other complications are cervical tears of the uterus, post partum haemotoma aswell as high incresed risk of neonatal haemorrhage. Emergency caesereans are then usually needed and carry a lot of risks such as severe haemorrhage (which happened to mum, she almost died and needed transfusions ), poor wound healing (her c scar kept spontaneously bursting open for a year after delivery) and atrophic cigarette paper scars. EDS patients should be delivered at 38 weeks to minimise trauma to the mother.

There's the problem. It got overlooked.
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September 17th, 2010, 11:05 AM
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Is there someone i can call to open a can of whoop ***???? So now what??? Its not like you want to get induced because you'll miss your hair appointment tomorrow. Geez!
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September 17th, 2010, 11:07 AM
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I'm so sorry, Gemma!! I can't believe your doctor isn't listening to you! You have SUCH a valid concern, it's not like you are just looking for an induction for no reason or because you are sick of being pregnant. I wish there was more you could do
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September 17th, 2010, 11:54 AM
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Is there another doctor you can see? I pray everything goes good for you and you don't have any complications, but jeez, they should be taking this more seriously!
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September 17th, 2010, 12:49 PM
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Oh mine! This sounds quite serious... Can a specialist prescribe you labor? Good luck Gemma! Keep us updated!
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September 17th, 2010, 03:42 PM
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i am so angry at them for not listening to you and your mom.... i agree with the other girls... call them and talk to someone about it again.... someone must have a brain there and realize they should listen!!!!!!!
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September 17th, 2010, 03:54 PM
mrsdaiwa24's Avatar Amy, soon-to-be-mama of 2
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Oh my gosh -- you've definitely need to talk to someone! I hope that you can find someone that will listen to you!
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September 18th, 2010, 05:38 AM
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I've to wait til Tuesday now to speak to someone. BRILLIANT!

However, I've just spent the ENTIRE night throwing up. I cannot keep water down and have only eaten a cheeseburger (which now thinking about makes me heave) since Thursday night.
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