We have a heartbeat!

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Registered: 04-02-2005
We have a heartbeat!
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Thu, 09-25-2008 - 9:55am

Had a U/S yesterday that showed a heartbeat and I was measuring to date. (maybe a couple of days off, but nothing significant). Can you believe it?


My doctor kinda bummed me out though (this doc delievered both of my other kids). I have a history of preterm labor & IC and I wanted to talk about how we were going to manage it and she pretty much put me off and said let's wait until we get the results of the CVS before we talk about the rest of the pregnancy. (I am choosing to do CVS). I don't think she really meant anything by it and her bedside manner has never been stellar but it was a

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Registered: 02-02-2007
Thu, 09-25-2008 - 10:18am

AWESOME on the heartbeat!!!!

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Registered: 05-01-2008
Thu, 09-25-2008 - 10:34am

Yes baby steps and lots of patience with the medical field and there approach to the psychological needs and care of women in their 40s having babies. She probably didn't mean to hurt your spirit but that was a pretty thoughtless comment.

Anyway yay on the hb!

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Registered: 07-15-2005
Thu, 09-25-2008 - 10:49am

Awesome news! and what a great relief that must be.


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Registered: 09-13-2007
Thu, 09-25-2008 - 10:58am

So glad you posted this wonderful news!!

 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 12-26-2007
Thu, 09-25-2008 - 10:59am
Wonderful news.

Susan L.

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Registered: 11-18-2007
Thu, 09-25-2008 - 12:45pm

Great news, the strong heartbeat is the #1predictor of a positive outcome at this point!!! So the %$#@ with the Dr just enjoy the pregnancy and you will do fine! The CVS is easy and im sure your going to have a healthy baby!! the bonus is that you will know the sex rather early and for "sure" no U/S mistakes here! H&H9M!!!!


Kim

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Registered: 07-25-2008
Thu, 09-25-2008 - 3:21pm

Don't give that Doc. a second thought.

Beach Scene

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Registered: 03-16-2005
Thu, 09-25-2008 - 4:47pm

Congrats on the progress so far!

CVS scares the h@ll out of me due to the risks. Are you sure you don't want to wait for an anmio? It is much safer, and will give you the same answers.

Whatever course you take, good luck and sticky, sticky baby dust.

Libby

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Registered: 05-01-2008
Thu, 09-25-2008 - 5:22pm
Libby not to high jack the thread but I had a CVS done with my son and it was a breeze. I spoke to my doctor and others of the risks and the consensus was that if done by a facility and doctor who does them routinely the risks are pretty much the same as the amnio risks. The higher m/c rates and the limb issues were from doing them too early (like 9 weeks)and inexperienced doctors.
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Registered: 04-02-2005
Thu, 09-25-2008 - 5:59pm

Actually, when you extrapolate the average # of natural miscarriages before 12 weeks, the CVS & Amnio have almost indentical risk factors (CVS is only slightly riskier). The slight difference in miscarriage rate is primarily due to the fact that most miscarriages that are going to occur have occured by the Amnio week (around week 16) but b/c CVS is done in the first trimester, there are addtl natural miscarriage occurances in women who have had CVS that are not due to CVS.


That said - Yes, I am sure I want to do the CVS. I am going to a doctor who has done over 16000 of them. And his subsequent miscarriage rate is lower than the average amnio rate. I feel very confident about that choice.


It's not a test for everyone thought - I do understand that. And testing in general is not everyone. But I won't rest easy until after that test. Provided it's good news that is. And even if it's not -- at least I will have the information.

Thanks for all the good wishes ladies!

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