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High Risk Check In 10/25

I floated the idea of doing a high risk check in on the randoms thread and it seemed like there are at least a few other ladies getting extra monitoring or intervention.  Hopefully this is a place we can support each other!

Why are you considered high risk? What kind of extra monitoring or other intervention are you receiving?

Anything on your mind? How are you managing?
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  • Why are you considered high risk? What kind of extra monitoring or other intervention are you receiving?

    I had PPROM (water broke early) at 30 weeks last pregnancy. I was immediately put on hospital bedrest for four weeks and was induced at 34 weeks. My daughter was in the NICU for 16 days but now you'd never know she was a preemie  

    Anything on your mind? How are you managing?

    I go to the MFM every other week for cervical length checks on ultrasound. So far so good, though it's no guarantee I wont PPROM again. Sometimes it seems to just happen for no reason. The anxiety is pretty tough to manage. 
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  • @lemieuxk Love this:) Someone else who had a preemie/high risk pregnancy before and I connected in the intros and then I couldn't remember her username and was super bummed because we had similar high risk issues/pregnancies.  Hopefully she finds this thread. 

    Why are you considered high risk? What kind of extra monitoring or other intervention are you receiving?
    I had IUGR (growth restriction - cause unknown) and mild preeclampsia.  My daughter was born at 30+4 at 1 lb 14 oz which is more like the size of 25-26 weeker.  She spent only 38 days in NICU but it was the scariest experience of our lives.  I will be having a level II ultrasound for my anatomy scan w/MFM to look thoroughly at anatomy and size.  So far size has been fine but size didn't become an issue until somewhere after 20 wks w/DD.  Growth will be monitored regularly after 20 weeks.  It's just a wait and see.  If issues arise I'll have tons more monitoring.  I am on low dose aspirin to try and help prevent growth and preeclampsia issues.

    Anything on your mind? How are you managing?  I was very anxious prior to getting pregnant.  Thus why it took us over 3 years to get a place where DH and I were emotionally ready (as ready as we could be) to go through it all again.  Our daughter will be 4 in February.  I am managing pretty well.  I had almost zero spotting/bleeding this pregnancy where as the last I had a decent amount from weeks 10-15.  Last time I had elevated AFP, this time it was normal.  I am feeling optimistic.  But, I do worry having a boy this time being a possible preemie as they tend to struggle more in the NICU.  

    @lemieuxk are you doing makenna (sp?) shots or progesterone inserts? 
       
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  • Why are you considered high risk? What kind of extra monitoring or other intervention are you receiving?

    So I'm considered high risk mainly because I was born with a heart defect. A couple of heart surgeries later, I need to be in a hospital that can take care of me in case anything goes wrong with my heart. They aren't even sure what the best way would be for me to deliver yet, and so I have a couple of appointments before my cardiologist and MFM Dr can decide what the best route is for me and the baby. *TW This is my fourth pregnancy, but hopefully my first take home baby. My last pregnancy ended when I went in for my 20 week appt to find no hb. That was due to a clot found in the umbilical cord. end of TW* I always find it amusing when I go to meet a regular OB or a CNM (for my 8 week appt) and they look at me and say, "we can't take care of you here." I always try to schedule with high risk OB, but usually the receptionist never listens. 

    At the moment just regular appointments with MFM plus a fetal echo at 22 weeks to see if the lo has a heart defect (chances are 4%), and more frequent appointments with the cardiologist. I was also taking a daily baby aspirin to hopefully prevent a clot like last time, but due to a big SCH they found in second tri (15 weeks) I have been on no exercise, pelvic rest, just day to day activities and taken off the aspirin.

    Anything on your mind? How are you managing?

    I go in for my 20 week and US on Monday. I'm anxious to see how the SCH is and to see lo. I am also curious to see if I will go back on the daily aspirin.

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  • I’m considered high risk due to a blood clotting disorder found via RPL panel. I am seeing MFM monthly for scans and then weekly scans starting at 32 weeks, also see my hematologist on a semi regular basis. I take a daily baby aspirin and lovenox injection, will switch to 2x daily heparin injections for the last two weeks and then back to lovenox for 6weeks pp. 

    The biggest thing worrying me is that clotting issues can be a big factor in 2T losses. All of my losses have been rather early so the prospect of losing this one after I’ve already felt him having ninja parties is terrifying. Mostly I’m trying to keep those thoughts out of my head since my doctors are being so positive, but its always there. I don’t think my husband understands that we are still at risk now that we are out of the 1st trimester and I’m not sure I want to explain that to him (I didn’t really get it either until my hematologist appt earlier this week). 
    Me: 30 DH: 31
    Married: 2012
    BFP #1 Sept 2014, MMC Dec 2014 | BFP #2 May 2015, DD Jan 2016 <3 | BFP #3 May 2017, MC July 2017 | BFP #4 Jan 2018, MC Feb 2018 | BFP #5 July 2018, fingers crossed
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  • @mamakate1616 feel you there too!! The first trimester losses were hard but part of me held back getting attached. Now that they are moving and I have this belly, I was beyond devastated.  Having something that makes me high risk in the second trimester... I am just counting down the days to viability.

    Me: 36, DH 37.

    August 2014- 6w MMC

    July 2015- CP

    PCOS, plus some medical issues that make me high risk.

    Our rainbow babies are due 3/21!!!!!

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  • @3rdtime_charmed Awe I get your worries! But try to think of it as you have "double blessings" after everything you've gone thru :)

    @mamakate1616 I feel ya girl! I think sometimes because the guys aren't physically going thru it all, some times it doesn't really register with them. MH only likes the idea of extra ultrasounds, because after my FET we got several now he gets paranoid lol I'm also on baby aspirin...mainly mine is just precautionary. At my FET, I decided to take matters in my own hands and try anything. So not sure how long the dr will keep on it. Do you take yours thru the 3rd trimester?
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  • @lisee923 I feel like iugr must be so tough because you want every day inside to count only to have a baby who is much smaller than GA. I'm having a boy this time, too, which had made me paranoid about "Wimpy White Boy Syndrome" if we were to end up in the NICU again. We aren't doing Makena because I didn't actually have PTL and its not shown to be effective for PPROM except in that it prevents PTL (if that makes sense). Hoping this time we both take home chubby full term boys!

    @Kenneylynn3 So sorry for your losses, that must create tremendous anxiety. Hoping for great scans for you in the next few weeks!
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  • @kristimh80 yep, I stay on the aspirin the whole time + the 6weeks after. They said I didn’t need to worry about continuing meds while I’m not pregnant/TTC but I’ll be asking again later if that was just the lovenox or the aspirin too. 
    Me: 30 DH: 31
    Married: 2012
    BFP #1 Sept 2014, MMC Dec 2014 | BFP #2 May 2015, DD Jan 2016 <3 | BFP #3 May 2017, MC July 2017 | BFP #4 Jan 2018, MC Feb 2018 | BFP #5 July 2018, fingers crossed
  • Why are you considered high risk? What kind of extra monitoring or other intervention are you receiving?

     I’m considered high risk for a couple reasons I guess. Originally it was due to recurrent losses (3 in 9mos) with no known cause. Then at 12 weeks they found a soft marker (no nasal bone) for Down Syndrome. MaterniT21 came back at very low risk but because his nasal bone is still small they want to keep monitoring because low risk doesn’t mean no risk. At my AS they were concerned about his size I guess because they want me back for a “growth scan” at 28wks but my Swiss cheese brain didn’t think to ask if he was measuring too big or too small. And I guess my placenta is sitting lower than they’d like but they aren’t calling it previa.  I was on progesterone suppositories and metformin for all of first tri but have been weaned off both. Now it’s just extra appts with the MFM on top of those with my regular OB. 

    Anything on your mind? How are you managing?

    I was a complete wreck through first tri. I had blood drawn 2x a week every week for 9 weeks then again at 12wks when I was taken off the progesterone. I lost it again when we found out baby could have Down Syndrome but came to terms just to find out how low risk we were. These days I’m doing ok. I can feel him more often than not throughout the day and that’s definitely reassuring. 
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  • @lisee923 I have no clue if it was you and I who connected, but I had almost the same exact thing happen to me! I’ll answer the questions below :)

    Why are you considered high risk? What kind of extra monitoring or other intervention are you receiving?

    I had IUGR and mild preeclampsia as well, they think my umbilical cord was wound too tightly (apparently they look like telephone cords normally and can be coiled tighter/looser) and it caused blood clots. She likely stopped growing around 25/26 weeks so I had to have an emergency c section. Was put on bed rest for a few days but things went downhill quick. She was 1lb 15oz and was in the NICU for 49 days! Totally happy and healthy now, I’m so blessed. 

    Anything on your mind? How are you managing?

    I’m doing well. As weird as it may sound, I had a feeling something was wrong with my daughter as soon as I found out I was pregnant. Mommy intuition or something. This baby is growing so well and our anatomy ultrasound went well yesterday. I have a growth ultrasound once every 4 weeks and I’m on blood thinners. 
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  • Thank you for starting this! It stinks to hear about everyone's experiences, but at the same time, its nice to not be alone in the high risk stress.

    Why are you considered high risk? What kind of extra monitoring or other intervention are you receiving?

    My first pregnancy had PTL with cervical dilation at 23 weeks with a lot of bleeding and contractions (even back ones, didn't know that could happen that early). Eventually labor stopped, had a few admissions (I initially was out of state when it all happened and they let me come back because I wasn't at viability, so they said they wouldn't really do anything more, then I was at 24 when I got back and they did everything). Did bedrest, was told 50% chance of delivery by 28 weeks and 100% by 34 weeks. I just did progesterone sup. I literally was horizontal only, all day, except to use the toilet. LO stayed put until 38 weeks when my water broke. Quick delivery! This pregnancy I have cervical monitoring every 1-2 weeks until 23 weeks, but I'm pushing for at least until 26 weeks, based on the times of everything last time.

    Anything on your mind? How are you managing?

    Stressed, but trying to be optimistic. Trying to listen to my body as much as I can. Last time I had the thought that everything was good after that 20 week scan looked good. It was heartbreaking, and I was so depressed. Just taking things day by day. 
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  • Hello, new poster to March ‘19 but I hope you guys will have me here. I was checking the board out and saw this thread. 

    Why are you considered high risk? What kind of extra monitoring or other intervention are you receiving?

    I experienced PPROM with my son and he was born at 35 weeks. We were lucky in that his complications were not severe and we did not end up with a NICU stay. 

    This time around I am getting the Makena injections weekly and cervical ultrasounds biweekly to monitor any changes. 

    Anything on your mind? How are you managing?
    I was managing pretty well but at my last cervical ultrasound they found that my cervical length had shrunk half a cm in a week. My anatomy scan was a week after my regular cervical check so not my usual 2 week span. That was pretty significant since I’m only 20 weeks and taking the Makena injections. I now have to go for monitoring weekly and if it goes down anymore we will have to change the interventions. I am now stressing about it continuing to shrink and also stressed because my OB is an hour away so it’s eating up a lot of my maternity leave by taking this much sick time before the baby is born. 
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  • @mrs35 I'm so sorry! As I mentioned above I'm a former PPROMer as well. Sorry to hear you're experiencing some shortening. Forgive my ignorance, but is it too late for them to consider a cerclage? 
  • I’m so sorry for all of you going through so much and dealing with such stressful situations! My story is somewhat insignificant to what some of you have faced. However I’d like to introduce my story here in case I end up here again this time around. 

    A couple things to note ... I live in a small town so it requires me to drive at least 30 mins to see any practice I choose. Last pregnancy I choose the one in my hometown about 3 mins from my house. They are a team of 2 OBs and 1 midwife, I picked the midwife simply because she was the only female and I felt more comfortable visiting her for my pregnancy. Thankfully despite everything she kept me. She can do everything the OBs can do except a C-section and she regularly meets with the OBs if she has questions/etc. 

    Why are you considered high risk? 
    I’m not technically high risk yet. Last time I ended up on bed rest for 3-4 weeks at the end and only left the house for non-stress tests (at the hospital) and regular appointments/ultrasounds at the office. It was a horrible/stressful and very depressing time. I had both GD and HBP. At the very end they found traces of protein in my urine. I’m generally a very healthy person and so dealing with a lot of health comcerns was very new to me. Diabetes doesn’t run in my family so it makes no sense to me why I even had it. Thankfully I never had high fasting numbers until the very end right before my Induction and I never had to have any extra treatment for that. I was on the highest dose of BP medicine she was able to give me and as soon as I was deemed “ready” he was induced (thankfully only 1 day early).

    After delivery things continued downhill as it took 2-3 months to wean my body off the blood pressure medicine and required lots of meetings with my primary care giver. i also had a horrible reaction to the pain medicine they gave me at the hospital and it took weeks if not a month to get over that. Then I developed postpartum Carpol Tunnel and a shoulder injury.

    Anything on your mind how are you managing?

    Im scared and stressed. I have to schedule my GD test between mid-November and mid-December. I’ve very nervous to take it and go down this road again. I’m scared also because my work isn’t as generous as my last employer and if problems arise I’m scared how they will handle if. I read that boy pregnancies can be a reason for GD and know a few friends that had it with their boys but not their girls so I was hoping for a girl and it’s a boy. I love my boy and can’t imagine a girl so now I feel guilty that I feel bad it’s a boy for my own selfish reason of not wanting to deal with it again. I also had no symptoms last time to any of the issues I was having (until postpartum) and the exact same thing is happening this time. I know that’s a “blessing” but I’m not handling it well. 

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  • @ashley14598 feelings are complicated! My twins are certainly a blessing but they terrify me too. Hopefully this pregnancy will go smoother for you, but I understand your worry. Will your doctor let you take an early screening test? Would that ease your mind? I have higher than average risk of developing GD so took an extra 1 hour test and it was reassuring. I could still develop it later but I feel better knowing everything is ok now.

    Me: 36, DH 37.

    August 2014- 6w MMC

    July 2015- CP

    PCOS, plus some medical issues that make me high risk.

    Our rainbow babies are due 3/21!!!!!

    mamakate1616ashley14598
  • @lemieuxk Cerclage is usually done early in pregnancy but my OB said if I continue to shorten it can still be done. It is just a little riskier later in pregnancy. We might also switch to vaginal progesterone instead of Makena to see if that makes a difference. 

    @ashley14598 I also live in a small town and have to drive 45 minutes from my house to the OB. It’s 1 hour from my job.. This is the closest option. I agree it can add some extra stress for sure! Now that I’m being seen every week it is a lot of extra time and driving. 
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  • I’m with you guys on the long drives. My commute to work is regularly 1.5/2 hours each way and my doctors are about 30 minutes from home (in the opposite direction) so I always schedule my appointments for days I am teleworking. It eats up a ton of time but I’m not stressing over it (only about how much LWOP I’ll end up having to take in the spring! :s ).
    People at work aren’t even going to remember all the time we miss a year or two from now so what is the point of worrying about it? Our + baby’s health is way more important!  <3
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    Married: 2012
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  • @mamakate1616 That’s great you have to option to telework! I am a teacher so that isn’t an option to me. Every appointment I have to take a half day of sick time. That is why it is stressful. I do not get paid maternity leave beyond my sick days so the more sick time I use now the less I get in March. I don’t care what the people I work with think about it because I agree my baby’s health is more important. 
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  • Ugh, yeah that would be tough!! I’m very thankful I have the flexibilities that I do. I hope my earlier comment didn’t come out wrong, I was just trying to put a silver lining around all the work we’re missing.
    Me: 30 DH: 31
    Married: 2012
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  • I'm with you all who have long drives. Dr and hospital I'll be delivering at is 1.5 if there's good weather and no traffic.

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  • @ashley14598 So sorry for everything you had to endure before! We are here if you need anything! Hopefully having a good group like this week help you relieve a little stress this go around. Know you're not alone. <3
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  • @3rdtime_charmed thanks for understanding! I would definitely take it early but I barely failed both tests last time (1 hour by about 10 points and 3 hour by about 3 points) plus my numbers were never high unless I honestly splurged and ate out or something. Both my midwife and my primary care doctor were confused on why I even “had it”so that makes me think I might as well just wait until the normal time to take it. 

    @mrs35 I’m a teacher too! I drive 45 mins one way to work and my doctors office is 1 hour the opposite direction. Thankfully I’m still on just regular appointments and it hasn’t interfered with my sick time yet. Our students leave at 2:25 and my principal lets me leave when the kids do if I need to. Luckily I’ve had all 4:00 or later appointments so far. 
  • @ashley14598 What do you teach? That’s nice you get out so early and they wok with you for your appointments! My Ob closes at 3:00 which is part of my problem.. I hope you can stay on the regular appointment schedule! 
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  • @mrs35 I teach a special education unit for students in grades 3-5. I have been teaching for 11 years and most of my experience is in younger grades K or 1 so it’s a big jump for me (although I have previous experience in 3 & 4). I really enjoy the aspect of teaching reading to primary grades. This is only my 2nd year in the district so I’m learning a lot about how this district does things. What do you teach? I’m sure an office that closes at 3 makes it very challenging! I have a regular wellness visit in December that is 45 mins- 1 hour from work and it’s at 3:15 I’m so sad I’m going to have to take a 1/4 of a sick day for it! But my company gives us extra money in our hsa if we do it so it’s definitely worth getting it done! 
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  • @ashley14598 I teach special education as well. I work in a small district so I am the only special ed teacher for k-5. I previously taught 3rd grade for several years in the same district. 
    Thats nice your district provides wellness incentives!
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    Why are you considered high risk? What kind of extra monitoring or other intervention are you receiving?
    I'm high risk because of twins.  Thankfully they are the lowest risk type (di/di).  The as at 18 weeks was the start of monthly growth u/s with mfm and more regular Nsts toward the end.  So far all has gone well, this is all precautionary. My second dd was  born with a congenital heart defect so they will also do an echo u/s on both babies in 2 weeks.  They don't expect to find issues because my dd's cardiologist suspects her issue was an anomaly, but better safe than sorry since we didn't learn of DDS heart defect until. She was a couple days old. 

    Anything on your mind? How are you managing? Struggling a bit with how different this is to  My singleton pregnancies.  I had Hyperemesis until. 18 weeks (same with past but landed in the er a few times this time.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that high risk remains just a label.  I personally am a 31 week twin but my mom didn't have any high risk monitoring back in the day. 



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    Why are you considered high risk? What kind of extra monitoring or other intervention are you receiving?

    My history has a stillbirth in it at 39 weeks (unknown cause, delivering dr thinks hypercoiled umbilical cord but that was not verified, and actually dismissed by a different MFM dr). Also, this PG as well as my last 2 I developed polyhydramnios (high amniotic fluid). This condition has developed earlier with each PG and thus far has always been unexplained. They thought diabetes, downs, etc. but nope. It has typically stabilized by birth. Lots of extra ultrasounds at an MFMs office in addition to my regular OB. I also receive weekly NSTs in the last month to verify that baby is not in distress

    Anything on your mind? How are you managing? 

    I am huge and uncomfortable. Stressed with every test and dr appointment that comes my way. The things that get me through are prayer and the ability to let go of things which are out of my control. A lot of things are out of our control with PG as we ladies well know.

    @bdesterhouse I am sorry to hear you've lost 2 babies in the second trimester. That is so hard.
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  • @lemieuxk totally, it comes down to the baby being better off outside than inside which was such a hard notion to grasp.  I felt like my body failed DD.  Fingers crossed for both of us to have full term boys!

    @mamakeeg yes it was you!  Sorry for the delayed response.  We had very similar issues.  I had been thinking about you!  I'm glad your a/s went well.  I have mine 11/13 with MFM.
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  • @lisee923 I felt that way for a long time, too. It was a really weird experience to go through an induction for a preemie. It just felt wrong to force her to come, even though I knew intellectually it was the safest thing.
  • Reviving this thread. I don’t know about all of you, but with three days of appointments this week. I’m feeling the intensity of the high risk label.
    I have to drive over an hour one way each time too, which isn’t fun.
    Today I had my regular OB. She told me that I need to be prepared to delivery as early as 29 weeks (the twins are just big) and that I might need to stay in the Ronald McDonald house from that time forward since I live so far away. 
    Tomorrow I see my pulmonologist and do pulmonary function testing because my asthma has been kicking my butt and my doctors are worried that it’s just going to get worse and could be a real problem at delivery.
    And then Friday I see the MFM and have a fetal echo.
    Its just a lot.

    Me: 36, DH 37.

    August 2014- 6w MMC

    July 2015- CP

    PCOS, plus some medical issues that make me high risk.

    Our rainbow babies are due 3/21!!!!!

  • @3rdtime_charmed that is a lot! I know it just didn't work out for you in the way of scheduling appts for the same day, but my hospital/ Dr appts are 1.5+ hours away depending on traffic and the last time we spent all day at the hospital. I have an ob appt on Friday and then a growth scan the following Thursday. 

    I think the part I find most  overwhelming in your situation is preparing to deliver at 29 weeks and possibly staying at the Ronald McDonald house. At least you and the doctors will be well prepared.

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  • @kenneylynn3 I am trying to be level headed about that part. They are still just possibilities, and I will do anything to bring these babies home healthy. It was just a lot to process. I actually got so distracted I forgot I was supposed to go to a Christmas party! Totally lost in my thoughts.

    Me: 36, DH 37.

    August 2014- 6w MMC

    July 2015- CP

    PCOS, plus some medical issues that make me high risk.

    Our rainbow babies are due 3/21!!!!!

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  • @3rdtime_charmed Sorry you are dealing with so much. I have as well and I totally get being lost in your own thoughts and all that. My asthma was terrible with my last pregnancy. It's been much better this time and I have no idea why. (I don't live in the woods anymore, I am not outside as much now that it's cold and my last baby was an Oct. baby with all the late summer pollen, or who knows, it could be a crap shoot. My 2nd pregnancy had similar circumstances to that 3rd but my ashthma wasn't bad that time, who knows?)

    I can also commiserate on possibly not making it to term. I've never been so nervous that I won't make it. The high fluid is not seeming to back down, my LO is measuring big. I don't know. I am living one day at a time. I've got an MFM appt next Tues. for a retry on the echo, and then regular OB on Weds.  I am actually looking forward to these appts though, I feel like I need some answers on what my body is trying to do with all this.
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  • So I went to my 24 week appt today. I explained how I tried to get a growth scan scheduled for today, but it wasn't ordered in time, so I would have to come in next week. Not only did she fit me in, but I also took the glucose test, surprise.
     Drank it during the appt, had my growth scan and then had my blood drawn. Good news I passed the glucose test.
     Growth scan went fine I guess. The Dr wasn't concerned yet, but lo was in the 21st percentile at the AS and four weeks later is in the 13th percentile. I was told by a nurse after the AS that the drs don't get concerned unless it's under 10th percentile. The mfm Dr I saw said its nothing of concern yet and I will have another growth scan on the 27th. Trying to not over think it and just keep enjoying lo kicking.

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  • @Kenneylynn3 I think those numbers are easy to perseverate on. I try to look at the actual numbers not the percentiles, because at this point they are so tiny that little changes in weight equals big changes in percentiles.  My twins are only 3 ounces apart and that’s the different between 23rd and 50th percentiles.
    No one is worried about their weight difference at all even those those percentiles seem huge to me. I think that’s why they use the extreme cutoffs (10th and 90th) because in the middle it can get confusing.
    And I hear you, we had some rough news yesterday and I just keep focusing on those kicks!!!!!

    Hang in there...
    AFM and the rest of my appointments this week... pulmonologist went great, lung function was good, even though I feel like I can’t breathe it’s not hurting the babies.
    I found out I have a really high white count, higher than it should be even in pregnancy.  May be related to my asthma but they aren’t sure, unfortunately this may mean more specialists. Big sigh
    The MFM was wonderful and really reassured us, she was much more optimistic than my OB. And now we have a plan for monitoring that makes me feel more in control.
    Echo went great but they found kidney issues in my boy that could be nothing but may need surgery after delivery. I was offered amnio (despite normal DNA screening) and turned it down. Which was a tough decision to make.

    Sorry for the novel but I really appreciate you all on this thread. 

    Me: 36, DH 37.

    August 2014- 6w MMC

    July 2015- CP

    PCOS, plus some medical issues that make me high risk.

    Our rainbow babies are due 3/21!!!!!

    bdesterhouseLbloomashley14598
  • @3rdtime_charmed I’m glad they’re taking your care seriously and trying to prepare you for worse case scenario. If you do stay in the RM house, who will take care of the farm? 

    We have two sleeping beauties in heaven.
    Jack gained his wings on 09/02/2016. 
    Kali gained her wings on 07/28/2015.
    They will be forever missed. <3
       Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
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