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What is are the complications you experience in pregnancy?

 

Pupps?

Incompetent cervix?

High Blood Pressure?

Group B?

 

I am always curious about what other mamas struggle with.

 

I am rh-

I have a wrA blood protein sensitivity

Antiphospholipid syndrome

an incompetent cervix

Group B positive

Preterm Labor

and an Irritable uterus

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First pregnancy, no complications.

Second pregnancy, 17 week loss with no obvious complications, no answers.

Third pregnancy,  preeclampsia at 29 weeks.
 


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First time round I discovered at 14 weeks that I had a fibroid, quite close to my cervix. Also a low laying placenta which was apparently attached to the fibroid. At 26 weeks I had my first bleed, as part of the placenta had come away. All settled down fortunately, but I had 3 or 4 more episodes of sudden bleeds before she was finally born at 34 weeks. Scary times, it's not good when the ambulance crew recognise you.

 

With my second I also had a low laying placenta, but after several scans it looked like it was far enough away form the cervix that I tried for a VBAC. No bleeding this time, phew, but we still though he might make an early appearance. No, 42 weeks before I went in labour. 48 hours after my waters had broken I decided to opt for the C/S, having decided that pesky fibroid was probably in the way again.

 

On the up side, although both were scary I actually felt quite well and got away without morning sickness and the other usual pregnancy stuff. I'd love to do it all again but have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, not sure about adding that into the mix.

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I do fine during pregnancy, except for the first time I had bad round ligament pain and a separated pubic bone, which hurt a ton. 

 

My problem is delivery. Both of my births were straight out of The Business of Being Born -- full of (questionably necessary) interventions. My first ended in vacuum extraction and my second ended in c-section because an idiotic anesthesiologist pushed the wrong drug at the wrong time, paralyzing me so I couldn't push. If I could do it all over again, I would so go with a midwife/birthing center. 


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Oddly enough, I've never experienced any pregnancy complications (aside from anemia/fatigue). I didn't even experience nausea in most of my pregnancies, and the one time I did, it was quite mild. However, I've had five c-sections.


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I am rh- as well, my husband is rh+. But it's a shot at 26 weeks and one within a few days after the baby is born. Fortunately for me, my DD inherited my rh- blood so there was no threat of antibodies from my pregnancy with her.

 

I have hypothyroidism which is controlled by a very cheap daily pill.


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Firstly, just STAYING pregnant.  Second, controlling my thyroid antibodies which seem to be what fight off my babies anymore.

 

 

Other than that I don't have any notable complications....some very difficult symptoms, but I wouldn't call them complications.


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...some very difficult symptoms, but I wouldn't call them complications.

This is mostly me too - horrible nausea, low blood pressure, constant lower body aches, fatigue, no energy (can you tell how much I love being pregnant :eye roll. ).

With my second baby I also had gestational diabetes and an occult placental abruption which caused foetal distress prior to labour starting and resulted in a c/s.

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Oooh, someone with a list in the same length range as mine!

I have (so far, at 28 weeks):

An IVF pregnancy (due to fertility problems on both sides)
Uterine shape abnormality (partial septum, resected in 2009)
Maternal obesity (5' 6", 200 pre-pregnancy)
A subchoronic hemmorage (at 13 weeks, lasted about a month)
Placenta Previa (I have a follow up ultrasound Monday, I'm hoping that this has solved itself)
Gestational Diabetes
Cholestasis (a problem with liver metabolism)

I have been on either bedrest or light activities with pelvic rest since early September. If I do too much (like spend a day at the mall) or mess up the meds for the Cholestasis, I have contractions (not technically preterm labor because they don't seem to get anywhere). At my last appt, Thursday, my OB indicated that since everything seems to be under control she may be able to give me until 38 or possibly even 39 weeks to go into labor by myself. (This is exciting; previously I had been looking at a hard end date for the pregnancy at 37 weeks!)

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Oooh, someone with a list in the same length range as mine!

I have (so far, at 28 weeks):

An IVF pregnancy (due to fertility problems on both sides)
Uterine shape abnormality (partial septum, resected in 2009)
Maternal obesity (5' 6", 200 pre-pregnancy)
A subchoronic hemmorage (at 13 weeks, lasted about a month)
Placenta Previa (I have a follow up ultrasound Monday, I'm hoping that this has solved itself)
Gestational Diabetes
Cholestasis (a problem with liver metabolism)

I have been on either bedrest or light activities with pelvic rest since early September. If I do too much (like spend a day at the mall) or mess up the meds for the Cholestasis, I have contractions (not technically preterm labor because they don't seem to get anywhere). At my last appt, Thursday, my OB indicated that since everything seems to be under control she may be able to give me until 38 or possibly even 39 weeks to go into labor by myself. (This is exciting; previously I had been looking at a hard end date for the pregnancy at 37 weeks!)

 

 

Thats good that they will hopefully let you get another week or two in there!!

 


Oh yeah add to mine

maternal obesity (216 and 5.7 prepregnancy)

Plus repeat second trimester pregnancy loss prior.

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Nothing the first time except for post-dates, he was induced at 42 weeks and his placenta was calcified a bit from age.

Nothing this time either.

 

Does sciatica count? lol. 

 

I have nausea that lasts until about 5 months


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Nothing the first time except for post-dates, he was induced at 42 weeks and his placenta was calcified a bit from age.
Nothing this time either.

Does sciatica count? lol. 

I have nausea that lasts until about 5 months

Anything counts!
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Just low platelets for me...the count got as low as 75 the first time around, but I was still able to have a lovely birth center experience.

 

Hoping I can keep my count higher this time by doing the Russian Roulette of herbs, nutrition, vitamins to find that magic bullet!  My normal count is low (117 this summer), so I don't have much room to drop, although my 9 week count went up to 139.


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GISDiva, Hey, at least it is going in the right direction for now.

As of today's ultrasound, I don't have placenta previa anymore! Between that and the aforementioned "extension" I have been granted, I might not have to have a C-section after all!
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Hyperemesis gravidum, and mild pre-eclampsia with my first.  So far the second is going great, but it's only been 7 weeks!


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GISDiva, Hey, at least it is going in the right direction for now.

As of today's ultrasound, I don't have placenta previa anymore! Between that and the aforementioned "extension" I have been granted, I might not have to have a C-section after all!

Yay!!
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Good news, Laura-belle!  Here's to things going in the right direction, as you said!


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Does bitchiness count?
I almost forgot how pissed off I was when I was pregnant. Nausea and anemia and lots of weight gain. I passed out once from not eating while babysitting my 5 month old nephew.
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I think bitchiness counts.
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I've had 3 previous pregnancies.  With all 3 I get:

  • high blood pressure in the 3rd timester.  It does not become pre-eclampsia because I manage it with a low salt diet and potassium supplements.
  • mild polyhydramnios around week 32 which is ideopathic
  • my pregnancies go past term to 42 weeks (I consider this a problem only because it is a problem with the doctors who think 40 weeks is the cliff we have to be pushed off of)
  • large babies - last one was 10.4#  (which again, freaks out doctors)

 

I've had previous c-section with 2nd baby but I've had a successful VBAC with the 10 pounder (but this also tends to freak out doctors).

Big boy pregnancy I had to take iron supplements.

Oh, and I forgot.  I'm 41 so that's another issue with doctors too

 

I'm lucky to have a doctor who isn't so quick with the scalpel but she just added one new doctor and 2 really inexperienced mid-wives to the practice, so I'm a bit concerned how this could go the closer I get to labor.

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Oh, and I forgot.  I'm 41 so that's another issue with doctors too

 

 

Oh yeah, I forgot about that.  At 37 (38 when baby is born), I was reminded about ten times of my "advanced age" at my shadow care appointment.  Gah!  I still beat my mom by a year, she was 39 when I was born.  ;)


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