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August 8th, 2013, 03:10 AM
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Due to my hyperthyroid, the high risk doc prescribed a thyroid blocker, Propylthiouracil*which is a Class D drug with known fetal risks, and a beta blocker, Propranolol which is a class C (my biggest worry about that one is it lowers blood pressure and mine is really low as it is). I'm going to find an endocrinologist for a 2nd opinion before taking them, my Endo in Indiana always steered me clear of those meds. I trust this dr with the baby, he's an award winning doc with cutting edge discoveries in high risk care, but thyroid isn't his specialty.
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August 8th, 2013, 03:28 AM
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I would definitely get a second opinion.
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August 8th, 2013, 04:36 AM
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I don't have hyperthyroid, but I do have benign tachycardia. My resting heart rate was always in the upper 90's-110's. My midwife had my primary care put me on a low dose of labetolol twice a day to control the tachycardia. It does have an affect on blood pressure too. My blood pressure now runs 100's/50's.
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August 8th, 2013, 04:43 AM
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My bp is usually around 86/50's so any lower and I'll be a mess. My resting HR has been around 95, 105-110 after walking to the bathroom. I see the regular ob next friday so will get their opinion and a referral to an endo.

Starting to think I'm not going to get my home birth I did however find a local CNM that will do water birth at the hospital if I bring in my own pool. Going to wait til things calm down before meeting her though. I hate all this medical crap
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August 8th, 2013, 04:55 AM
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Oh wow. I imagine it will be hard to find a good rate controller without bottoming out your blood pressure more than it already is.Good luck!
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August 8th, 2013, 05:05 AM
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Yeah and the fact that the dr didn't take that into account is not building my trust in him on this.
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August 8th, 2013, 08:19 AM
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I think if you can't have a home birth, a hospital water birth is a great option!! You can ask if they can just leave you to do your own thing, but there will be someone there if you need them too. Plus there is a bonus you don't have any clean up to do after!
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August 8th, 2013, 08:27 AM
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True, and I've had hospital waterbirths when I lived in Indiana. Its just that having the last one at home I reallllly wanted to do it again. And all my kids wanted to be there.
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August 8th, 2013, 09:28 AM
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Some hospitals don't mind children attending the birth, you should ask them about it.
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August 8th, 2013, 10:06 AM
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Children can sometimes attend birth but I highly doubt they would let 8 of them in there plus her husband.

I definitely agree to get a second opinion. It needs to be taken care of but there has to be something safer to use!
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Definitely trust your instincts and get that second opinion! Good luck!
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August 8th, 2013, 12:15 PM
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Yeah they may let the kids in But I have young ones and at home they would be in there own environment and be able to go off and play if they wanted, at a hospital there is way too much for them to get into. My oldest daughter wasn't here for the homebirth of my youngest (long story but she had some addictions) so I really at least want her there.
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August 10th, 2013, 02:38 AM
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Yikes! There has to be something safer! The Infant Risk Center may be able to help..
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August 10th, 2013, 04:11 AM
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Looks like a great app but I can't find it in the Google play store.

Oops found it. $10, pretty pricey for an app.
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August 10th, 2013, 05:12 AM
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I am in the same boat....I have hyperthyroid too and my OB gave me some meds to take but I haven't taken them. I have an appointment with my endocrinologist Monday morning. She is a fabulous doctor who didn't give me medicine last time my thyroid acted up instead she found out what was causing it and was able to help by modifying my diet...apparently iodine was causing my thyroid to go into overdrive. I was put on a special diet with very little iodine...it took about 3-4 months but my body balanced out...I'm hoping she can come up with a similar solution this time.

Good luck I hope you can find a good endo doctor to help.
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August 10th, 2013, 12:56 PM
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Oops, I was talking about the call center, not the app! About Us | InfantRisk Center
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August 10th, 2013, 03:42 PM
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I would get a second opinion if it were me. Your health is important of course but i'm always careful about taking meds during pregnancy. I got the H1N1 flu when i was pregnant with my son. My doctor highly recommended I take tamiflu. I was unsure and called several pharmacists to ask their opinion since they know medications better than anyone (maybe that would be an option?). All 3 of them said they would not take it if it were them and told me the reasons, so i decided against it. Doctors are great but don't always know best.
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August 10th, 2013, 06:43 PM
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I am in the same boat....I have hyperthyroid too and my OB gave me some meds to take but I haven't taken them. I have an appointment with my endocrinologist Monday morning. She is a fabulous doctor who didn't give me medicine last time my thyroid acted up instead she found out what was causing it and was able to help by modifying my diet...apparently iodine was causing my thyroid to go into overdrive. I was put on a special diet with very little iodine...it took about 3-4 months but my body balanced out...I'm hoping she can come up with a similar solution this time.

Good luck I hope you can find a good endo doctor to help.

Mine is Graves disease. Was diagnosed 9 years ago and this is the first doc to put me on meds and since he's a high risk ob and not an endo I will definitely get a 2nd opinion. I see the regular ob on Friday and will see if I can get a referral.
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