17 week OB appt

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Registered: 01-22-2010
17 week OB appt
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Sun, 08-12-2012 - 9:56am

Saw my OB this week, he wanted to discuss 3 issues I had last time: SVT (very fast heart rate) which I was admitted with at 38w; 3rd degree tear I sustained during delivery; and keeping my hb levels up so that I don't reach a level that normally requires a blood transfusion after delivery.

Because I've never suffered from the SVT yet this pg, he said there would be no point in referring me on to a cardiologist because it might not happen this time but to let my midwife know if it did.  Because of my history of 3rd degree tear, he offered me a C-section this time but I refused. There is only a 10% chance of it happenin again and I know my delivery wasn't very controlled last time as baby's heart rate had dropped and they just wanted him out. A more controlled delivery should have a better outcome. I'm now on iron tablets to keep my hb up and my levels are pretty good at the moment so that isn't an issue right now.

So he's discharged me from his care back to the care of the midwife. Said if anythin was to come up an appt could be arranged to see him again but other than that he'll see me when i book in for my 3rd pg lol!

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Registered: 01-22-2010
Tue, 08-28-2012 - 7:21am

Me too!

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Registered: 10-20-2008
Mon, 08-27-2012 - 10:34am
Almost anatomy scan day!!! Can't wait to find out what you're having!!!

Shawn 
Mom to DS, July 2009
Expecting our little girl after three m/c - EDD 11/29/12

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Registered: 10-27-2011
Wed, 08-15-2012 - 12:41am

It's great that you had a good appt and your doc is trying hard to keep you and baby safe! Praying all stays well for you and baby!!! YEAH for good appt's!

 

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Registered: 01-22-2010
Tue, 08-14-2012 - 3:59pm

I don't mind you asking at all, I don't always say it straight out incase people think I'm preaching to them. Everyone has to do what they feel is best for them and this is the best way for me and my baby

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Registered: 01-05-2001
Tue, 08-14-2012 - 3:51pm
Thank you for sharing! I truley admire anyone who is willing to stand by their beliefs, no matter what they are! I'll send lots of P&PT that the extra iron does the trick and it's not an issue anyway! Where I am delivering (I only know because I did my maternity rotation there) they only transfuse is your levels drop really low. My OB/midwife group is very big on not intervening unless absolutely needed. Hope I didn't make you feel uncomfortable asking, I know it's a very personal thing!





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Registered: 01-22-2010
Tue, 08-14-2012 - 2:27pm

It's for religous reasons, I'm a Jehovah's Witness, but if you research it, recover times without a blood transfusion are much better

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Registered: 01-05-2001
Tue, 08-14-2012 - 3:40am
Glad the OB was staying on top of possible problems but feels you're low risk and can see your midwife. SVT can be nasty so I hope you don't get it again! Out of curiosity do you want to just avoid a blood transfusion or would you refuse it no matter what? No judgement, just asking! I always like hearing people opinions on things like that. Feel free to not answer if you prefer =) Either way, P&PT for a continued healthy pregnancy. =)





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Jenn (28) & DH Zach (28)
Married 9/24/2005

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Registered: 10-20-2008
Mon, 08-13-2012 - 10:59am
Sounds like overall your appointment went well!

Can't wait to find out what you're having!

Shawn 
Mom to DS, July 2009
Expecting our little girl after three m/c - EDD 11/29/12

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Registered: 10-05-2006
Sun, 08-12-2012 - 7:46pm

I am glad things are going good so far. It is also encouraging that your OB is aware and keeping their eyes open for any issues you had with your last pregnancy. Hopefully they won't recur this time around. crossing fingers......

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Registered: 10-19-2011
Sun, 08-12-2012 - 6:47pm
Glad your appt went well and youre back with the midwife! My oldest (timewise not age lol) friend had a third degree tear with her first and didn't with her second two children so thats strange he offered you a c section over that o.O

I saw the pain and trouble she had with that though so definitely praying for a different outcome for you this time! and youre right, she said she pushed way too fast and didn't control it.