Info on Cerclage or Hashimoto's?
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|Tue, 07-03-2007 - 2:03pm|
Thanks so much for the positive thoughts. I did get into a perinatalogist this morning. She did an ultrasound and my litte brazil nut looks about five weeks along with a heartbeat of 118. I thought that was low but the doctor says it is ok for its age.
She suggested a cerclage at 12 weeks just for safety. She wants to do it the same day as my nuchal(sp?). We don't know why I have had premature spontaneous rupture of membranes. I didn't have an incomplete cervix or any infections, so I still don't know what to watch out for, but the doctor thinks the cerclage would prevent anything from getting in. Kind of makes me feel like my cervix is located in some dirty back alley and not safely between my legs, lol. She also wants genetic testing, but the way I see it - if we don't know why my sacs keep rupturing, it isn't a good idea to keep poking holes in them, kwim?
Also, I have had trouble with hypothyroid for about five years, they can't seem to find the right dose for me, and now I have Hashimoto's, some kind of immune system thyroid thingy. How does that affect the pregnancy? She didn't seem that concerned. She is more concerned with helping me make it through, but due to my age (geez I'm 41 not 71) and history, she doesn't want to be too over-positive and I respect that, I am scared out of my wits, but I wish she seemed more confident.
Also, I was wondering how people move between the different boards. I am considering buying a membership, but didn't want to double post, any advice would help.
Thanks again for all your wisdom, SBV to all, Maribeth