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February 10th, 2005, 12:39 PM
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I have a question....what steps do you go through in high risk pregnancies? my next pregnancy will be high risk after 3m/c in a row...what is different from a normal one?
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February 10th, 2005, 08:53 PM
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I'm high risk but for a stillbirth, not miscarriages. I have had friends in the high risk catagory for 3 miscarriages in a row and from what I understand they were monitored very closely in the beginning of the pregnancy. Testing levels of HCG, U/S's, and one of my friends went every 2 weeks. As for me, they just started me on the NST (non stress testing) at 30 weeks. I will go through testing until they choose when they wish to induce me (anywhere between 38 and 40 weeks).

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February 13th, 2005, 10:05 AM
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THis next pregnancy I will be high risk from the beginning due to PCOS and two miscarriages. With my duaghter I was high risk from the beginning. I saw the dr every 2-3 weeks. Had a lot of u/s was given the drs personal phone number and told if I even felt a TWINGE to call him asap. I had blood taken all the time and from the get go was told take it VERY easy!
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February 13th, 2005, 01:58 PM
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I had three miscarriages before I had my son. Actually, it was two miscarriages and one ectopic pregnancy. Normally, if you have a history of miscarriage, they will get you in right away and monitor your HCG levels. You will probably get an early ultrasound or two. If your miscarriages were early (in the first trimester), they normally do not continue to monitor you this closely after the first trimester. Even with three miscarriages you have a good chance of having a healthy pregnancy. Have they run any tests on you to see why you are miscarrying?

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February 14th, 2005, 11:07 AM
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I had 2 mc's and I was high risk after that. With Asha I was put on restricted duties from the moment I got the + test(we knew ahead of time that I would be on RD). That included no lifting over 10lbs, no sex, rest as much as possible. I was seen by the dr every week for the first 14weeks. I was sent to the city to see the perinatologist to do an US. I had to fight them for the US, but I got it. I was 11weeks and I had partial placenta previa(which isn't much concern at 11weeks but still something to watch and make sure it moves). I had a triple screen testing done at 14weeks to see if there was any indicator on what caused my mc's. From 14weeks-23 I went to the dr every 2 weeks. my contractions started at 14weeks but my dr didn't believe me until I was over 20weeks. From 23-28weeks I went every 3 weeks. Then I went 2 weeks until I hit 30weeks when my dr went on holidays. I saw another dr at 33weeks who told me I didn't need to come back in until my dr got back at 38weeks. I went anyhow. My bp had gone up around 28weeks but was back down by the time my dr got back. During labour was the worst time though. I could have easily had her without the dr because they couldn't get in touch with him but physically held off because emotionally I needed him there JIC something went wrong. I was off restricted duties at 36weeks.

With Nadia I shouldn't have been high risk because I had 1 term pg after my mc's. My dr saw me every 2 weeks anyhow. At 12weeks the contractions started again so I put myself on RD. I never told my dr until I was over 20weeks. At 24weeks they moved my edd back 2 weeks and talked about doing a 2nd us. I never questioned why. When I was 26weeks they did the GTT because I was showing every sign of pre-eclampsia except I had no protein in my urine. These signs can also be GD. I was officially put on restricted duties and no sex until 35weeks(the earliest they can deliver here because we have no neonatal). At 30weeks I fell and went into preterm labour, my cervix started becoming favourable for labour so I went on bed rest for a few days. At 34 1/2weeks we had sex and I started bleeding and went into preterm labour. I was on bedrest for a few days again and started NST's twice a week. At 37weeks they found decelerations in her heartrate. She was born at 42weeks with a knot in her cord that caused the decels.
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February 15th, 2005, 01:47 PM
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i have had 2m/c and one still birth, i had the miscarriages at 8 and 6 weeks and my baby boy was born still last week at 20weeks. So we are still trying to figure out what happened.
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