High Risk Check-In 5/23 — The Bump
September 2017 Moms

High Risk Check-In 5/23

Welcome to any new posters! 

This check in is for anyone diagnosed with a high-risk condition that needs increased monitoring or testing so that we can discuss our conditions and support each other. I'd like to pray for each of you in my daily prayers! If you're not comfortable, just leave it blank. 



How far along are you?


Why are you high-risk?

Any additional monitoring or testing this week?

Any concerns/news currently?

Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now? 

GTKY: What is the best and worst thing about this pregnancy?

Me: 27 years old            DH: 27 years old
Type 1 Diabetes since 2001, MTHFR hetero A1298T
Dogs: Raider 4 yrs, Dex 4 yrs
Married in July 2014
TTC #1 since late Feb 2016
BFP #1 3/29/16     MMC: 5/5/16
BFP #2 7/6/16    SCH, D&C 8/4/16
BFP #3 12/26/16     EDD: 9/6/17
My Chart / My Diabetes/Pregnancy Blog
My Type 1/TTC/Pregnancy Podcast: 
Juicebox Podcast Episode 118
A1Cs:
1/12/16 6.7%
5/25/16 6.0%
11/2/16 6.1%
3/22/16 5.8%
4/27/17 5.4%
6/13/17 5.3%
           
"Sugar Fancy Tutu"

Re: High Risk Check-In 5/23

  • How far along are you? 23+3

    Why are you high-risk? HBP

    Any additional monitoring or testing this week? I have my monthly OB appt tomorrow and an appt with MFM next week. 

    Any concerns/news currently? 
    So excited to get to viability on Saturday. 

    Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now? 
    That BP remains stable and that baby measures on track next week. 

    GTKY: What is the best and worst thing about this pregnancy? 
    Feeling all the kicks lately has been so great. Also seeing my girls interact with their brother. They hug and kiss my stomach and talk to the baby. It is the cutest! The worst thing is the anxiety about my BP or other things that could go wrong. I just gotta keep meditating and working on focusing on the right now. 
    Rhubarb7216
  • How far along are you? 24+6

    Why are you high-risk? Type 1 DM, MTHFR 

    Any additional monitoring or testing this week?
    I had my OB today, and MFM growth scan will be on Friday.

    My appt today:

    Today's appt went well! Good BP, no protein or glucose in my urine. Swelling in my ankles is gone. I had my first fundal measurement, and I'm measuring right on track! She looked at my blood sugars and said she's pleased and I explained I know it's not perfect but this is what I do when I get not perfect numbers in a row. I also got the lovely orange jug for the 24 hr urine test wooo. I now am doing biweekly appointments to monitor BP and protein. Eek! Already!
    We also discussed seeing the MFM. I told her I plan on continuing seeing her for extra monitoring and that I had a great experience with her and liked her. I originally was hesitant to see a MFM because I didn't want another doctor complaining about my blood sugars, making me feel awful, and suggesting things that aren't helpful. But she wasn't like that at all. I will be doing growth scans every 3 weeks and then it will be weekly closer to the end. Anyone else in for a ton of ultrasounds??

    Any concerns/news currently? 
    I was a little concerned about my swelling, but all tests proved to be clear today. So that's good! No real news. Just lots of baby movement!

    Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now? 
    That my blood sugars continue to cooperate and that if they are out of range that I can find a solution to them quickly.

    GTKY: What is the best and worst thing about this pregnancy? 
    Best thing would be seeing how healthy she is. I'm so so scared, but I'm trying to look at all the amazing things of this pregnancy. Worst thing would be the weight gain. I almost cried telling my doctor today that I was really concerned about the weight and that the worst part is seeing the body changes and the scale going up and feeling hopeless.

    Me: 27 years old            DH: 27 years old
    Type 1 Diabetes since 2001, MTHFR hetero A1298T
    Dogs: Raider 4 yrs, Dex 4 yrs
    Married in July 2014
    TTC #1 since late Feb 2016
    BFP #1 3/29/16     MMC: 5/5/16
    BFP #2 7/6/16    SCH, D&C 8/4/16
    BFP #3 12/26/16     EDD: 9/6/17
    My Chart / My Diabetes/Pregnancy Blog
    My Type 1/TTC/Pregnancy Podcast: 
    Juicebox Podcast Episode 118
    A1Cs:
    1/12/16 6.7%
    5/25/16 6.0%
    11/2/16 6.1%
    3/22/16 5.8%
    4/27/17 5.4%
    6/13/17 5.3%
               
    "Sugar Fancy Tutu"
    Rhubarb7216
  • Anyone else in for a ton of ultrasounds??

    Tell me about it...I've already had 8 and 7 of those included abdominal and transvaginal.
  • How far along are you?
    25w4d

    Why are you high-risk?
    short cerivx, marginal placenta previa

    Any additional monitoring or testing this week?
    nothing this week!

    Any concerns/news currently?
    Things have been uneventful for me lately, which is definitely a good thing! It's been two weeks since my last bleeding episode and every day I go without bleeding or any other cause for concern makes me feel better. Really hoping I can make it to my next scheduled appt (June 9) without a reason to go in sooner.

    Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now?
    Stable cervical length, no bleeding 

    GTKY: What is the best and worst thing about this pregnancy?
    The best thing is feeling and watching the baby move inside of me, and seeing how excited my husband gets when he can see/feel him too. The worst thing is the stress of dealing with complications and not knowing if everything is going to be ok.
    Sugargirl1019
  • @Rhubarb7216 I'm so glad you've had an uneventful 2 weeks!! 

    Me: 27 years old            DH: 27 years old
    Type 1 Diabetes since 2001, MTHFR hetero A1298T
    Dogs: Raider 4 yrs, Dex 4 yrs
    Married in July 2014
    TTC #1 since late Feb 2016
    BFP #1 3/29/16     MMC: 5/5/16
    BFP #2 7/6/16    SCH, D&C 8/4/16
    BFP #3 12/26/16     EDD: 9/6/17
    My Chart / My Diabetes/Pregnancy Blog
    My Type 1/TTC/Pregnancy Podcast: 
    Juicebox Podcast Episode 118
    A1Cs:
    1/12/16 6.7%
    5/25/16 6.0%
    11/2/16 6.1%
    3/22/16 5.8%
    4/27/17 5.4%
    6/13/17 5.3%
               
    "Sugar Fancy Tutu"
    lilpoots
  • How far along are you?
    24+5
    Why are you high-risk?
    I carry an antibody
    Any additional monitoring or testing this week?
    Not this week.  Usual midwife appointment next week and blood draw.  Follow up growth ultrasound on June 9th.
    Any concerns/news currently?
    All has been pretty quiet and I hope it stays that way!
    Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now? 
    N/A
    GTKY: What is the best and worst thing about this pregnancy?

    The worst has been my eczema flaring up almost every other week it seems like and my sinus issues.  Bloody gums and bloody noses are no fun.  The best thing is that I get to watch the excitement of my DS who is 4.  He is so excited to be getting a sibling! Also, that I am still able to workout almost normally.  This pregnancy has been completely different from my first and I am loving it.
    Sugargirl1019
  • Breath_Easy92Breath_Easy92
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     I am so happy that everyone seems to be having uneventful weeks! 

    @Sugargirl1019 ;
     so far at 25 weeks I've had 10 ultrasounds and I'll be going to the specialist every two weeks now for a ultra sound plus the typical ones the OB does. My insurance gets billed at the end and I don't even want to know how much it'll cost!  :#
     Also, I understand stand about the weight I actually get on the scale backwards and tell them not to let me know unless it gets out of the normal range because it's really hard for me to see. I try to remind myself that my body has an important job it's doing but I just don't feel like myself.

    @JustBored10 ;
     I got the worst nose bleeds during the first trimester! They do suck. That's awesome you can still work out, what do you normally do? 

    @Rhubarb7216 ;
     I just really started to be able to see his kicks in the last week, it's so cool. He isn't much of a preformer though anytime I try to show someone else he stopped haha. 

    How far along are you?
    25 weeks 2 days 

    Why are you high-risk?
     Small chronic tear in my placenta causing bleeding 

    Any additional monitoring or testing this week?
     well due to some more spotting this week the specialist moved my appointment up and I see them tomorrow. 

    Any concerns/news currently?
     Bleeding has stopped for now, my OB doctor thinks I'm a good candidate for the steroid shot. Just need the specialist to sign off on that tomorrow, also I'm talking to the new doc about Prozac. I've been a miserable crying mess since week 6 and I truly can't take it anymore.

    Anything I can pray for you specifically about right now? 
     Just that my appointment tomorrow goes well, that my tear heals  <3 OB says it is a possibility and that I start to feel better.

    GTKY: What is the best and worst thing about this pregnancy?
     Best: I feel like me being pregnant has brought me closer with my husband and I enjoy the baby kicks.... he's getting really strong in there.
    Worst: Anxiety and depression, I'm on limited activity but I still barely make it out of bed and to the couch most days right now. And I want the steroid shot because it will help his lungs but I'm afraid the way it mimics cortisone will make me gel worse. 
    Sugargirl1019
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Update:

    i have a Grade 1 placental abruption.  This is really what I was terrified to find out. They started me on a steroid shot series in case he comes early. I wish they would have told me more what to expect, quick google search said there is a 20-60% mortality rate in the infant which is horrifying. But then again it is Google so I don't really know I saw that and couldn't read anymore. But in better news baby boy looks great and the steroids have him kicking away in there.
    Sugargirl1019
  • @Breath_Easy92 sorry that you got that news - how scary! I hope you can keep the little guy in there as long as possible!
  • @Rhubarb7216 thanks, she seemed more concerned about after the 32 week mark. Which even if he was born then he would really just go to the NICU to grow.  The main concern is the abprution getting worse and one or both of us bleeding out. 
  • @Breath_Easy92 Omgsh girl that is so scary! I'm so sorry that's the official name. I hope your ob is right and it heals! Stay safe mama and baby!

    Me: 27 years old            DH: 27 years old
    Type 1 Diabetes since 2001, MTHFR hetero A1298T
    Dogs: Raider 4 yrs, Dex 4 yrs
    Married in July 2014
    TTC #1 since late Feb 2016
    BFP #1 3/29/16     MMC: 5/5/16
    BFP #2 7/6/16    SCH, D&C 8/4/16
    BFP #3 12/26/16     EDD: 9/6/17
    My Chart / My Diabetes/Pregnancy Blog
    My Type 1/TTC/Pregnancy Podcast: 
    Juicebox Podcast Episode 118
    A1Cs:
    1/12/16 6.7%
    5/25/16 6.0%
    11/2/16 6.1%
    3/22/16 5.8%
    4/27/17 5.4%
    6/13/17 5.3%
               
    "Sugar Fancy Tutu"
    Breath_Easy92
  • @Breath_Easy92 I am so sorry. I will be praying for you and your LO and that the abruption heals. <3
    Breath_Easy92
  • Thanks guys I'm trying really hard not to panic... I've not been real successful 
  • @Breath_Easy92 I am so sorry.  Please keep us updated.
  • Got my second round of steroids yesterday, it burns super bad but I feel a little better knowing he is growing faster for a few days now. I may get another round later on depending on the situation. 
    Thet did a little better job explaining thing to me yesterday. I guess I'm considered high risk but stable and they are going to keep a very close eye on me and do an ultrasound about every 3 days starting 32 weeks. If anything changes I'll be in hospital bed rest and if not everything could progress normally.  
    Ugh had spotting last night but I'm really hoping it's from the 3 transvaginal ultrasounds they did.  For whatever reason they kept thinking they were done and changed they're mind. 
    Sugargirl1019
  • @Breath_Easy92 Ugh hospital bedrest? I hope everything progresses normally and this spotting is just from the TV. I can't imagine how uncomfortable those are now. But I'm glad they are keeping a very close eye on the tear to make sure you and LO have a great outcome :)

    Me: 27 years old            DH: 27 years old
    Type 1 Diabetes since 2001, MTHFR hetero A1298T
    Dogs: Raider 4 yrs, Dex 4 yrs
    Married in July 2014
    TTC #1 since late Feb 2016
    BFP #1 3/29/16     MMC: 5/5/16
    BFP #2 7/6/16    SCH, D&C 8/4/16
    BFP #3 12/26/16     EDD: 9/6/17
    My Chart / My Diabetes/Pregnancy Blog
    My Type 1/TTC/Pregnancy Podcast: 
    Juicebox Podcast Episode 118
    A1Cs:
    1/12/16 6.7%
    5/25/16 6.0%
    11/2/16 6.1%
    3/22/16 5.8%
    4/27/17 5.4%
    6/13/17 5.3%
               
    "Sugar Fancy Tutu"
    Breath_Easy92
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