Originally Posted by gossamer
Are you on any supplements like baby aspirin or vitamin C? Have they checked you for any genetic clotting disorders? Are you seeing a different Dr. this time, a perinatologist? Please keep us informed about how your pregnancy is going.
I have yet to even go to the Dr.
: I don't have OHIP yet (going through immigration process) so since we are paying out-of-pocket I have been pushing it off. Last 2 days my blood-pressure has been high, I have acid reflux, and my face is on fire from being all swollen. Over the several days, since blood pressure went up, I have put on some sudden weight, I am positive it is from water retention. I also had a headache that lasted 2 days straight, and I have had headaches off and on since. So, I have a bad feeling this will be a repeat of the last pregnancy.
I don't know if I have any clotting disorder. I bruise real easy, have very heavy periods, and chronic nosebleeds, but I'm not a "bleeder" or anything (like when I get cut I don't bleed like crazy.) I am taking pre-natals a friend gave me and I take half an aspirin at night before bed (I heard it was good for you if you are at risk.) I also eat well and snack on fruits.
I am going to go to an OBGYN who was highly reccomended, and is a professor at McMaster University. I have plans next Saturday to go to a walk-in clinic and get a referral (you have to get a refferal in Canada.) To be hoenst with you, I don't even know what a perinatologist is...