Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: British Columbia, Canada
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I hope that we can gather a few mamas here who are either veteran high risk moms or newbies like me who are scared out of their pants.
I am in the 2ww right now so not actually pregnant yet. Maybe in a few days I will be "officially" pregnant, who knows.
I am high risk because of a clotting disorder which has caused me to miscarry twice already this year and at may have also been the cause of a previous miscarriage.
Right now I am on low dose aspirin daily and as soon as I get a BFP I will be starting on twice daily heparin injections. My high risk OB has told me to expect ultrasounds weekly for at least the first 10-20 weeks and then at least every other week after that. Add in the 50 or so blood tests I can expect and it is going to be a very intervention-filled pregnancy.
This is all so new and scary to me. My son was born at home, in the water, under the stars and caught by his Daddy. To be thrust from that peaceful birthing place into this new medical reality is very intense. I am having a hard time coming to terms with it all.
For me it feels like I am being told to change my religion for 9 months. Does that make sense to any of you?