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Ctrueme1 September 27th, 2013 02:29 PM

Intro to me!

My name is Carla and I am new to the board! I have 3 children and my DH and I are planning on adding 1 more once we get the okay from the Doctors. We were planning on trying in March but I was having some issues with heart palpitations so I went to the doctors. They told me they thought I was having them because I was a healthy active person. Well a few weeks later after some test they found out the my EF was at 40. (ejection fraction:for heart) I had an MRI (for heart) and My EF was 48 - 50-55 being normal. So I am borderline Cardiomyopathy, but Good news I don't have to take medicine. I just need to keep staying healthy. My cardiologist told me to be happy we have three kids! Which I am but we know for sure that we want one more. So when I left her office I called the high risk specialist at the hospital and made an appointment. After talking with them, they feel like having one more is possible. There is no explanation for why my heart is acting up. They just don't know! So we are waiting for my next heart scan and when I go back to see the specialist in November.

extra Info: I'M 30.

I have been with my DH for 10 years, married for 7. My DH just finished his Phd. I have one son who is 12, and my DH and I have 2 girls together (5,3) I love to run and I am running my first Half marathon at the end of October. We have two kitties and a Miniature pincher.

I hope to get to know some of you moms and I hope that in some way I can help others.

BriarRose September 27th, 2013 02:41 PM

Welcome :)

alicenwonderland September 27th, 2013 08:11 PM

Welcome and big hugs!!!! Cardiomyopathy sucks :( it's possible you had strain on your heart during a previous pregnancy and it went undiagnosed. Please keep us posted. It's hard when health gets in the way :( I have to get doctors approval d/t a kidney condition. I hope with the right support you can have a healthy pregnancy and post partum. Cardiomyopathy is no joke though, pregnancy alone can cause it to worsen, so make sure you are getting adequate medical care.
Glad to meet you.

HippieLove September 29th, 2013 04:22 PM

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Welcome sweetie :)

ashj_1218 September 29th, 2013 08:10 PM

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Welcome to the group! Always nice to have a new face around. I hope your heart health improves and you can TTC your baby quickly :)

Mrs.Julie September 30th, 2013 05:32 PM

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HI! I am also going for # 4! I have 3 girls ages 11, 7 and 14 months :) We start ttc in January.

Irish_Wristwatch September 30th, 2013 05:50 PM

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welcome! Another person WTTC #4 here

MissusF September 30th, 2013 08:45 PM

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Welcome! I hope your health continues to improve and you can TTC!

AtomicMama October 1st, 2013 08:18 AM

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Welcome! I hope that everything looks great and you get the okay soon :)

Ctrueme1 October 1st, 2013 11:25 AM

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Thanks for the welcome! :smile:

Urchin October 1st, 2013 11:35 AM

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Welcome :)

THE angry uterus October 3rd, 2013 07:43 AM

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I don't have cardiomyopathy, but its possible yours is also just a congenital thing. I do have plenty of heart issues when I'm pregnant. When I have been to a cardiologist with almost every pregnancy. I declined going with DS2 though since I felt fine. I found when PG I have a mitral valve regurg which isn't too serious since it goes away when not PG. I too get lots of palpitations when PG and sometimes without PG. Caffiene can cause them, stress, dehydration... You could also just be more sensitive to the extra beats your heart is throwing (I know I am).

I had preterm labor with DS1 and I was put on procardia. I also had a lot of chest pain with that pregnancy and the procardia eased and almost eliminated the chest pain for me. Not saying that you will need procardia or any medication at all, but just thought that was interesting and would throw it out there for interest value only.

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