(Closed) TTC after MC. Does anyone else feel this way?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose:  Why do you think the doctor would put you on bed rest? Do you know what caused your previous miscarriage? As far as I’m aware, doing basic housekeeping isn’t going to cause a miscarriage. It’s important for you to stay healthy for your baby’s sake and that includes regular exercise. If you just sit/lay around you’re a) not getting a healthy amount of exercise and b) you’ll have too much time to sit around and think and worry about what could go wrong with the pregnancy.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose:   I’m sorry about your miscarriage. Did the doctor give you any advice about what to do next time you’re pregnant? I imagine you’d be monitored pretty closely by the doctor right? Sorry about the questions….I don’t know a lot about how diabetes effects pregnancy.

I’ve had a couple pregnacy losses and I totally understand your fear of not wanting to do anything to cause another miscarriage. I’ve been doing so much research lately to try and figure out what to do differently next time I’m pregnant. Unfortunately it seems like there isn’t a lot you can do or not do to prevent a miscarriage. I’m going to have tests to see if there’s anything wrong with me physically that’s preventing me from having a healthy pregnancy but other than that, I don’t know what else to do differently. My doctor says it’s just “bad luck” and there’s nothing you can do to prevent it from happening. Not very comforting, I know!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose:  I completely understand your fears about having another MC. It’s a scary thought, and your doctors are right in saying that your diabetes makes a pregnancy more high-risk. As you said, though, the most important thing for you is keeping your blood sugar under tight control. Your doctors will monitor you very closely and adjust your insulin regimen accordingly, and all should go well! I’ve had many diabetic patients (both pre-gestational and gestational) have healthy pregnancies. 

Please, please fight the urge to put yourself on bed rest! Normal daily activities, including an exercise regimen, will only have a positive impact on your health and your pregnancy. True bed rest can be very dangerous (most dangerous is the risk of getting a blood clot in your leg which could travel to your lungs – this is rare, but pregnancy is a state which makes your blood more prone to clotting). There is no research to suggest that bed rest helps in any high-risk pregnancy situations. Although we do use “modified” bed rest for women with severe pre-eclampsia (very high blood pressure) or a short cervix, the specialists know that this is always a temporary measure, and in the hospital, all of our patients on any sort of bed rest must be on anticoagulation. 

I wish you the best of luck in conceiving and carrying a healthy baby! 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose:  I completely understand the worries! I never thought I’d be worried about every little thing, but it’s tough not to worry. Trust me, I’ve been having trouble not freaking out about anything somewhat questionable (especially with all of the random foods I ate at holiday parties this winter! I’m currently 11 weeks). 

Best of luck again! Rooting for you πŸ™‚

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