Any high risk pregnancies here?

velvet pawsvelvet paws Posts: 1,250Registered Users
I've had two early miscarriages now, and despite being told initially by my ob/gyn that everything was fine, I was eventually diagnosed with two clotting disorders, once she got around to looking at my test results. While normally they don't affect me, when I'm pregnant I guess I show symptoms and end up getting clots in the placenta which cause me to miscarry.

I'm pregnant again for the third time now, but having to inject myself twice a day with heparin. It's not as much of a drag as it sounds like and certainly better than the alternative. I've been told that I'll likely have to be induced when it comes time to deliver. I'll also have to remain on blood thinners after I give birth because there's a high risk of me forming a blood clot for the first few months after.

Oh, and I'll be delivering just a few weeks after my 35th birthday, which also makes me high risk. Being elderly and all ;)

Are there any other high risk ladies here? What are your risk factors?
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  • cajuncurlscajuncurls Posts: 270Registered Users
    Hi Velvet!
    I'm 36 and due in July with third daughter. Actually, this child is more like an only child because my older two are almost 18 and 14.
    I have been hospitalized during this pregnancy with high blood pressure, not pregnancy related, and severe problems with my round ligaments refusing to stretch. I am waiting for the results of my gestational diabetes test, but I'm sure it will be positive.
    My HBP has been under control for the last few weeks thanks to medication, but dr. seems to think I will deliver early. I'm just hoping for 32 weeks - 37 would be great!
    Did you do it for love? Did you do it for money? Did you do it for spite? Did you think you had to, honey?
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    Congratulations, sweetheart. I am so happy for you.
  • Jenny CJenny C Posts: 1,195Registered Users
    I don't know if I'm really high risk, but I have high blood pressure. It is controlled with medication, but between my OB, my primary care doc, my high blood pressure specialist and getting non-stress tests every week it sure felt like one. I was at one doctor or another every week. Oh and I was old too - 36.

    In the end I did end up getting pre-ecclampsia and HELLP and had to have a c-section at 36 weeks, so it's a good thing I was going to all those doctors. Luckily baby and I were fine.

    So far with this pregnancy everything is okay, but it's still early. I think they'll really start watching me as I get further along. Oh and I'm still old
    :lol:. I'll be 37 when I deliver this time.
    If you got nothing to bring to the table - don't even bother sitting down.
  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    Oh yeah, I forgot, I'm old too. I'll be about a month away from my 38th birthday when I give birth. I guess that's my only risk factor. :P
  • velvet pawsvelvet paws Posts: 1,250Registered Users
    Yay for old mommies ;)

    My stomach looks like I've had the crap kicked out of me (literally). I'm not great at giving the shots yet, so I've got crazy bruises. Not pretty.
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  • CurlieGlamourGirlieCurlieGlamourGirlie Posts: 1,198Registered Users
    I don't know if I will be. I'm in remission 2 1/2 years from non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Haven't seen the oncologist yet to tell him I'm pregnant. I'm guessing everyone will keep a strict eye on me!!
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    I don't know if I will be. I'm in remission 2 1/2 years from non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Haven't seen the oncologist yet to tell him I'm pregnant. I'm guessing everyone will keep a strict eye on me!!

    My good friend developed Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma right after she gave birth to her little girl in '05. She went through treatment during what should've been the happiest time of her life. Her strength was amazing. She's in remission now.

    All the best to you, CGG!
  • inheritedcurlsinheritedcurls Posts: 2,954Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Hi Velvet Paws, Congratulations. I just wanted to let you know that I have a friend that has your same condition. During her first pregnancy she lost her baby boy at 25 weeks along. They diagnosed her problem about the blood clotting before she got pregnant again. We just celebrated their healthy little girl's first birthday last Saturday. She was going to be induced too but went into labor prior to her induction date. The only bad thing was that she couldn't have an epidural until the heparin medicine was out of her system. Good Luck and keep us all informed!!!
  • CurlieGlamourGirlieCurlieGlamourGirlie Posts: 1,198Registered Users
    medussa wrote:
    My good friend developed Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma right after she gave birth to her little girl in '05. She went through treatment during what should've been the happiest time of her life. Her strength was amazing. She's in remission now.

    All the best to you, CGG!

    Congratulations on your friend's remission. I'm sure her little girl helped her greatly to get through it. My best to her.
    3b (I think!)
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