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Hello ladies, I want to share what I have been going through lately.
I have been having horrible headaches, lightheadedness, and severe loss of appetite for the past week. Friday I went to the ER only to find out that my thyroid levels are too high. I already had hypothyroidism prior to pregnancy. My previous OB believed that my thyroid levels had something to do with my last miscarriage (9weeks) in August. I just turned 9 weeks Thursday, so you all can imagine my concern. So, I had to chase down (off for holidays) my endocrinologist to get him to look at my results to tell me what medicine adjustments I need to make. I finally got in touch with the doc on call and he told me to increase my medicine. SOOOOOO…. I did but I was wondering is my baby okay or am I too late.
Well, doppler to the rescue LOL, I got it in the mail Friday a few hours after talking to the doctor. I found my baby’s heart beat 150-171 bpm. Now I have been resting easy knowing my baby is okay for now. And today being the 3rd day with my medicine at the right dosage, I’m starting to feel better and my appetite is returning. So I am now a fetal doppler advocate. LOL They are extremely reassuring, if used correctly.
I've never had a doppler, are they really something that is a must to get?
No, they aren't. They are just reassuring when you may have some doubts. It can serve as a comfort if used properly (if used too often it can pose some safety risk). I did alot of research before I purchased one online. Also, YouTube has videos with great instructions on how to use a Doppler as well. I think they are just good to have but not a must.
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