Hi ladies, after reading through some of the threads on this board I get the feeling you guys are really helpful and supportive of one another. I hope I can contribute to that now that I belong here too.
I'm almost 18 weeks, and have been in and out of the hospital with dehydration and vomiting since about week 5. I have struggled with stomach issues and anxiety since the beginning. For a couple weeks in the beginning I ate like a horse, but that came to a halt and I've had trouble eating enough and keeping food down ever since. I didn't really feel that this put me at "high risk" necessarily but after my doctor's appt yesterday I can't stop crying and worrying. I was told I have a grade 2 placenta. My doctor has always kept his cool and been so sweet and supportive through everything, but yesterday I saw worry in his face. He's sending me to a maternal-fetal specialist, and has already sent my ultrasound pictures to 2 other specialists to get their input. I'm not, and never have been, a smoker. My blood pressure is perfect and I'm not diabetic. (The 3 main causes of this) There isn't a whole lot of research about a prematurely aging placenta this early in pregnancy, most cases are at 28-30 weeks and beyond. I can't really find any information that helps me feel better.
Has anyone else dealt with this?