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December 15th, 2014, 08:31 AM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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I finally had my postpartum checkup on Friday. After Brock passed, I was transferred to an OB (I wouldn't want midwives again anyway, TBH) and it took him a while to get me in because he wanted to discuss my results at length & he keeps a busy schedule. I had a battery of tests done after Brock's birth because he wanted to be 100% sure that I won't have any other risk factors in my subsequent pregnancies, so he knew it might take a while to go over the results in reasonable detail with my husband and I.

As it turns out, I have a 99% clean bill of health... BUT I do have some protein deficiencies that leave me vulnerable to blood clotting. :/ Apparently, it is often not problematic, but I'm no longer allowed to use birth control pills because it tends to worsen the issue, and I might be prescribed blood thinners when I do get pregnant again. I'll also be closely monitored at a specialty hospital and sent in for bi-weekly ultrasounds to make sure everything is going well.

I'm not sure how I feel about this just yet. I feel fortunate because I am at the milder end of 'high-risk' - the odds are that it will be a complete non-issue, and I am relieved that I am otherwise perfectly healthy - but I'm now worried about the that ever-so-teeny-tiny chance that it might be a problem. I've already had some pretty terrible luck with playing games of odds - the likelihood of having a stillbirth in my region is about 1 in 160, but I managed to be that 1. I'd hate to be that one person who also suffered serious issues because of a tiny problem, kwim? :/

The one piece of good news we took away from the meeting is that we are clear to start TTC again after my first PP AF, so we are impatiently awaiting that! I never thought I would be eager to get my period, and yet here I am... lol.

Gee, what a long, rambling post - sorry! I suppose I just needed to vent, I'm a little uneasy about the whole thing. Anyone else know that they have any risk factors to consider when going into a pregnancy? Please share a success story with me, if you have one!
Proud mommy to:
Brock Cody, born sleeping @41 weeks (10/23/2014)
Nathan George, our rainbow, arrived @38 weeks (10/8/2015)
Miscarriage 11/17

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December 16th, 2014, 06:17 PM
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Hugs sweetie, I'm glad your doctor was nice and thorough and that they're going to take good care of you x

♥ Isla Rae Due August 28th

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December 16th, 2014, 09:15 PM
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First I want to say I am sorry for your loss. Stay strong (I know it's easier said than done).
I will be high risk, according to my doctor, so long as I request vbac, even if I am pg before 35. No other health conditions. I did suffer an abruption during labor with my oldest son and rcs with my daughter.

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March 15th, 2015, 06:08 PM
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I'll be high risk thanks to my lovely genetic gift of diabetes.

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March 16th, 2015, 10:36 AM
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hey! first...im sorry about your loss. i cant imagine that kind of pain...although, i have been in direct contact with friends and family that have had to go through it....so i have some idea, i guess. ANYWAYS, i just wanted to give encouragement. my SIL lost their little girl at 22wks and after doing lots and lots of testing found she is also prone to blood clots during pregnancy (the reason why she lost the baby). she is now pregnant again (currently 6wks along), about 6 months after losing the baby...but is having to do daily shots in the abdomen of blood thinners and take baby advil every morning to keep her blood from clotting. i just wanted to give you encouragement...that it may take alot of extra effort (unfortunately), but that it is still possible to have a healthy pregnancy even with the blood clotting factor. i hope everything works out for you and your SO. {{HUGS!!}}

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March 19th, 2015, 05:43 AM
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Hi, first of all, I'm so sorry for your loss!!

I totally understand that it must be a little nervewrecking knowing you'll be high risk, however, so glad they found out already and know from the beginning to take extra care.

Julia - mom to Birk (2008)
Missed Miscarriage at 9wks1d - July 2015
We're expecting!! EDD June 3, 2016
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March 26th, 2015, 06:46 PM
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Location: NWLA
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Yes, I get Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy, and I have a heart baby. So, I have to be seen by an MFM and once my liver function starts to decline, I have to take an Rx until the baby is born and early delivery is recommended & we have fetal echos to monitor the baby for congenital heart defects. If I am able to get pregnant again, I will be seen by MFM from day 1. They do an ultrasound at every single appointment. My first was born prematurely but my second was early term! So, I'm hopefully I can go all the way to 38 weeks next time, maybe even 39.
Feb 2012 DDC - Jan 2015 DDC - TTCMA Grad
Met DH 2006 NTNP. Engaged 1/1/07 TTC. Married 9/2007 ATTC.
1660 Days Later: BFP 05/24. EDD 3/2. Dx ICP @ 31wk5d. DD born @ 36w0d.
NTNP 2/12. TTC 7/2012. ATTC 1/2013. TTCMA 01/2014.
790 Days Later: BFP 4/24. EDD 1/6. Dx ICP @ 32wks. DS born @ 37w5d.
We were WTTC(MA) until 2019. Whoops!

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April 12th, 2015, 01:16 PM
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Prerov
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Try to improve your eating. Focus on healthy recipes, many of risks can be beaten with right food eating... If you want to know what to eat, just go on my web about pregnancy & recipes... its here: I called it Healthy Pregnancy Recipes & diet feel free to ask me if you would like to see something special on my web. also I have and great thing about pregnancy problems etc: Pregnancy Miracle
Thank you & hope it will help you
PS: sorry for my english, I am not native speaker.
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October 6th, 2017, 09:23 PM
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gald to see you got your baby
AF came aug 4th 2018!!! Nz time praying for a rainbow healthy baby please God

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