Consultant appointment - so relieved!

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  1. Ella1979

    Ella1979 Well-Known Member

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    I'm high risk due to previous pre-eclampsia, fetal distress, IUGR and preterm birth, so had to see a consultant yesterday. It went so well! I'm going to have weekly blood pressure checks from 30 weeks; growth scans at 28, 32 and 36 weeks; and another appointment with the consultant when I'm 34 weeks. She said if I start developing pre-eclampsia again, the midwife will refer me to her earlier. I also get the option of choosing to have a c-section or going with a vbac. So relieved at how well they're going to look after me, I could have burst into tears!

    On a slightly different note - I had the best reason ever for not buying a doppler (not that I was going to anyway): consultant couldn't find baby's heartbeat! Scared the life out of me!!! She had to do an ultrasound instead, which showed the baby's heart beating merrily away!
     
  2. Lauren84

    Lauren84 Well-Known Member

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    Glad it all went well Hun :) I'm also consultant led and having a growth scan every 4 weeks. It's nice to know they're keeping an eye on things isn't it (plus u get to see you're little one a lot!) xx
     
  3. Ella1979

    Ella1979 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it's really reassuring! I was so worried about getting pregnant again, but me and the OH had decided ages ago we wanted two children and I really didn't want one awful experience to put me off. I'm going to be looked after much better than last time, plus I know the signs/symptoms to look out for this time.
     
  4. katieelisexo

    katieelisexo Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad it went so well and they'll keep a close eye on you! :)

    xxxx
     
  5. JJ Mum

    JJ Mum Well-Known Member

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    Ahh they sound very reassuring and taking good care of you withyour history, and your pregnancy experiance needent be the same again this time xx
     

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