Hey everyone and welcome,
I'm going to try and keep up with this thread, but I have a newborn (3 weeks old) here so it's kind of hard...doesn't help when the thread gets moved...lol. I wonder if others will be able to find it here.
Lisa, I'm glad you're getting some answers finally. I commented on your blog recently (username: mamanaz)
orangefoot, I'm sorry to hear about your dad. Thank goodness you have three healthy children!
|In order to have my dd, I had to give myself heparin and lovenox injections twice a day from 3 dpo to 6 wk pp and get biweekly u/s to check for IUGR. It's one of the main reasons I don't want to have any more biological children - it was just too stressful.
I was diagnosed during my second pg so I started the shots at 17 weeks and have 3 more weeks to go. I was monitored heavily for IUGR as well and was induced at 37 weeks because my uric acid/creatinin levels were rising and signalling a change in the function of the placenta. Amazingly, I have been sitting here for the past 2 weeks trying to think about when I can get my dh to agree to try for another. LOL. I think I am quickly forgetting how annoying it is to be pg with a cdo. Who'da thunk it?
Congrats Satori. I think the first shot is really the hardest. My dh nearly passed out watching me do it the first time and it was pretty surreal but then we both became old pros at it. I literally stab myself, inject and go. I am really looking forward to only doing this for three more weeks.
As for my intro- I have Factor II mutation (heterozygous). I have been asymptomatic until the stillbirth of my first son @ 37 weeks in 12/02. In that pg, although everything looked great on the surface, I had IUGR and sudden onset pre-e. Once I'm done with the lovenox pp, I plan to eat/drink ginger, garlic and purple grape juice daily since they are natural blood thinners, in addition to the usual protocols (exercise, no bcp's, etc).