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  1. Mummyxbear

    Mummyxbear Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    I have had 2 high risk pregnancies now. My eldest is 8 years old and is profoundly disabled and my youngest is 9 months (corrected 7 months) The reason they were both high risk is for some unknown reason my placenta works too hard and baby doesn't get enough blood. I was told in my previous pregnancy that they would try to deliver baby before my placenta is iverworked to the degree it gives up. The only way I would have known this had happened is if baby stopped moving and id lost him. This was really scary For me so I was always eating icecream and things to make him move and i even bought a doppler so i could monitor baby at home. I had to go to the hospital 3 times a week for ctg monitoring twice a day. I also had to have 2 weekly scans and see the consultant In between. My first was born at 33 weeks and delivered by emergency section he weighed 3lb 08oz my second was born at 32 weeks via emergency section weighing 3lb 05oz. I am now 15+3 weeks pregnant and I'm really scared of the same thing happening again. Medically there is no reason for this to happen, I have had many tests to try and find out if I have a clotting disorder or something and all tests were normal. I am going to be under a more specialist hospital from 20 weeks this time but that worries me more. Where I am based the hospital doesn't take baby's born under 32 weeks and doesn't have the expertise or equipment for a really early baby so even when they were worried about My baby they thought best not to deliver and kept delaying it. My worry is that the other hospital specialises in very prem baby's and at the first sign of a problem they will want to deliver. I am hoping this pregnancy will be different but a can't help but be scared.
    Thank you for reading xx
     
  2. Lou1103

    Lou1103 Well-Known Member

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    Didn't want to read and run. Your concerns are really understandable, all i can suggest is speaking to your midwife and explaining your worries xxx
     
  3. jennifers

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    Oh dear...May the angels be around you..! Hugs!
     
  4. Mummyxbear

    Mummyxbear Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. Even when I type it into google I can't find anything to suggest anyone else has had this problem or even been in a similar situation, I feel very alone with this even the consultant and my mw have no idea why and They can't tell me it will be ok as they've not been faced with this situation from any other expectant mum. Fingers crossed it all goes ok this time round! X
     
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    mablestarr Well-Known Member

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    Hi hun.

    only just noticed this thread. Must be very scary for you to have gone through having premmie babies twice.

    I had my first at 30+6, he weighed just under 2lb. I had problems with the blood flow in the cord which we didnt find out about until 27 weeks when we had a private 4d scan. After birth they took the cord and placenta for some tests but nothing conclusive was found. so they said it we tried for another baby to take low dose aspirin and I would get extra monitoring.

    It took us a while to ttc again as i was worried of it happening again and having a toddler at home would make it harder this time.

    I'm glad to say that Im now nearly 39 weeks and generally its going ok. After 20 weeks i've had scans every 2 weeks, at around 32 weeks the blood flow in the cord wasn't good and i was given steroids in case baby had to be delievered. then had a scan the following week and there was a slight improvement on the blood flow, and the week after it was back to normal.

    So I know each sittuation is different but I wanted to share my story with you. I really hope it all goes ok this time, and that your consultant can reassure you by keeping a close eye on the baby's development. xxx
     
  6. Mummyxbear

    Mummyxbear Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for sharing I really appreciate that! Reading your experience makes me feel more hopeful that the blood flow can improve and there is a chance that I could have the same outcome as you :) I'm glad your pregnancy is going well and you are able to carry full term this time round. I am waiting for a professor at a specialist hospital to get in touch with an appointment and fingers crossed all is ok this time round :) I will keep you updated. Thank you again x x
     

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