Complicated pregnancy…Any advice/thoughts/similiar stories?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
4440 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Do they not have you on medicine for your severe morning sickness? Zofran and I believe there’s another medicine that helps with that (starts with a D I think?).  Those apparently work wonders.

As for your anemia, did they RX you to buy some iron pills OTC or through a prescription?  I was told my iron was low theother day, not severely anemic, but nonetheless I bought 45mg slow release tablets as instructed by my doctor.  You may be anemic because of your “poor diet” from your morning sickness combined with just general pergancy anemia, which is common…so I would think once you’re less sick, you’d be able to hold down more nutrient rich foods like spinach, iron fortified cereals (bran flakes are my fav) proteins, beans and such, and drink some OJ too which will help.

Placenta previa just needs to be monitored, i’m not a doctor obviously, but if you do some reading it might calm your mind and make you feel more at ease and know that these are controllable circumstances.  That would also explain some spotting you have during BH’s.

The heart condition is good that they caught now!  In many pregnancy books (I read Mayo Clinic’s guide to a healthy pregnancy) they express how most times heart conditions whether benign or more serious go unnoticed until later in pregnancy when our heart is working harder and we have more blood volume.  Hopefully they’re being proactive, like ekg’s, holter monitor, or event monitor or even a stress test (not sure if you can do those when pregnant? I had one done just prior to pregnancy)


Anywho, while I can’t relate too much on the difficult pregnancy side, I do have ailments that limit me sometimes like my chronic sciatica issues (sometimes I can’t even lift my leg!), dizzy spells that scare the crap outta me, and hypoglycemia episodes because baby boy loves to steal mommies sugar stores…so I have to eat more often and choose the right foods.


Hope you can find some peace with all of this soon! It sucks you can’t enjoy your pregancy but know that most can’t and don’t…it’s not some magical experience for everyone.

Try buying some books, it really helped me.  Especially if you are becoming depressed/down.


Post # 3
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I also have complicated pregnancies, for whatever reason. I am a very healthy person when Iam not pregnant.

In my case, I have problems with my kidneys (but only when pregnant). I am currently expecting my second child and having the same problem this time. I have hydronephrosis, meaning my kidneys don’t drain. It’s very painful and in my first pregnancy, I required multiple surgeries. That stress caused my baby to be IUGR.

It’s really scary. I totally can relate with you on that. Being in the hospital, worrying about the effects of medication on my baby.. anesthesia while pregnant. Feeling SO guilty about not being a normal, healthy pregnant woman.

I also had really bad morning sickness in this pregnancy. Up until I was 23-24 weeks, I was constantly sick. It was so hard to enjoy being pregnant…and then as soon as the MS was gone, my kidney pain got worse.

For me, I just try to enjoy every day. I find the things about my pregnancy that I like: feeling baby move, the anticipation of meeting him/her.

We’re always here if you want to vent. I was part of an online Due Date Club in my first pregnancy, and that was so vital to my sanity the first time around (I am still a member there this time too). There was literally no one in my real life that could relate to what I was going through…but online there are lots of women going through a variety of complications that know exactly what it’s like to experience the stress and uncertainty of it all!


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