Pregnancy after miscarriage

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 391
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

sunshineglam :  Aw she is so beautiful and I am so glad you and her are doing well!! I was thinking about you! A c section doesnt sound bad at all from how you describe it! So glad your little one latched on right away. Mine never did! 4 hours of sleep is great! My little one is starting to go longer stretches this week of 5 or 6 hrs but then other nights she only goes 3 hrs again! Glad you had help while you were healing and sounds like you are all healed and doing well! Calissa is such a cute name! Congrats!!! Again she is so precious!

 

My little one just had her 2 month check up. She is almost 10 pounds. She had to get 3 shots which was hard to watch but she did well. I got her settled pretty quickly after.

 

Any other updates on rainbow babies being born? How is eveyeone pregnancies going? I know a few of you are getting close to your due dates!!

Post # 392
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Blushing bee

sunshineglam :  Congratulations!  Calissa is absolutely beautiful.  Thanks also for the c-section story.  I am thinking of having an elective c-section for medical reasons and it is reassuring to hear stories like yours, where it really doesn’t sound too traumatic at all!

Post # 393
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Blushing bee

candy08 :  So glad to hear you’re settled.  I can’t believe your little one is 2 months already.

As for me, I am currently 23 weeks + 4 and starting to feel reallllly pregnant.  3 weeks ago you wouldn’t necessarily have known I was pregnant to look at me, but the belly has definitely popped now.  I’m excited to be getting close to viability and am starting to order a few things for baby girl now (I had been holding off as I didn’t want to jinx us).  I have a really big medical team (7 different doctors/midwives!) as I have a history of cancer, which can cause problems for both me and baby.  Everyone on my team is pretty happy with how things are going so far.  I had to have two attempts at the anatomy scan a fortnight apart as baby was lying in the wrong position to see her heart the first time.  I’m slightly worried that she went from 50th percentile to 30th percentile between those two scans, but my medical team don’t seem concerned yet.  A growth scan at 28 weeks will be our next big test, as it is restricted intra-uterine growth that is my biggest risk factor at the moment.  Please keep your fingers crossed baby girl keeps growing normally!

Post # 394
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

splishsplash :  I am so glad to hear all is going well for you and I will send prayers all is well at your next ultrasound! My husband has a history of cancer so I can understand how scary that is. So glad you have a great medical team! Aw you are finally showing! I know that was a fun time for me when I could show off the bump! For me it took until like 25 weeks to show! I know it is hard not to worry but if your medical team isnt worried I wouldnt worry either. I have found doctors usually dont sugar coat stuff so if they think all is fine it most likely is. Please continue to update us! I’m glad all is going well!

Post # 396
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Blushing bee

Bees I’ve had a major scare, so please can you keep your fingers crossed for my little girl.

I slipped and fell down the stairs last night, at 24 weeks + 1. Fortunately I landed on my lower back, not my belly, but I’m feeling pretty bruised (and guilty that I wasn’t more careful to stop myself falling over my own feet).

Despite it being after 10pm, I managed to immediately speak to my midwife who suggested I go to labour and delivery to get checked over (definitely not where I ever wanted to be at 24 weeks). I was seen immediately on the labour ward (so within about 45 mins of my fall), and they listened to baby’s heartbeat which sounded fine and checked my blood pressure (also fine, albeit a bit higher than normal for me). They also took blood to check whether any foetal blood has made it into my bloodstream, as I’m rhesus negative. I’m waiting for a call today on that.

Please can you keep your fingers crossed that I don’t start showing any symptoms of having caused any damage to baby, my placenta or waters. I am so, so worried and nervously waiting for the call about the rhesus injection.

Post # 397
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

splishsplash :  That is scary and you did the right thing getting checked out right away . What is rhesus? I’m sending prayers all is well! It sounds like all is ok but I totally get being scared! Keep us posted please!

Post # 398
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Blushing bee

candy08 :  thank you! Rhesus is to do with blood type. I have a rhesus negative blood type so, if my baby has a rhesus positive blood type (which she could inherit from her dad) and some of that passes into my bloodstream, my body could recognise her and any future pregnancy as a foreign body and produce antibodies to attack them.

My bloods came back OK fortunately, but I have had the lowest dose of anti-D (the jab for rhesus negative women) as a ‘just in case’. Fingers crossed all is well this time and I need to watch where I’m going in the future.

Post # 401
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - California

Hi ladies, so sorry to hear about your recent falls! That must have been very scary. It sounds like you both on the mend, but that sounds awful and I hope you are both able to take it easy from here on out. 

Post # 402
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hi all! Just wanted to check in and see if there are anymore rainbow baby birth stories!! Hope you are all doing well!!

Post # 403
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Blushing bee

candy08 : I’m getting close now, but not there yet. I’m closing in on 36 weeks, with a c-section scheduled for 39+1. Hoping I don’t go into labour before then, but have already had a few twinges that are making me nervous I’ll be early.

Really looking forward to baby arriving now. Her feet are squishing my lungs and some of her movements actually hurt! She is a big fan of sticking her little butt out, so I get an odd lump on my belly which is funny.

Post # 404
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

splishsplash :  Wow you are getting so close!! So cute she likes sticking her little butt out!! Any reason you are scheduled for a c section? Just think in a few short weeks you will get to finally met you little one!! 

 

Post # 405
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Your age/your partner’s age: 27 and 28

Baby #: 1

How far along are you/when’s your due date? 7 weeks/Feb 2nd

What is your TTC/MC history? Surprise pregnancy in November 2018 and miscarried at 6 weeks, pregnant again in March 2019 Chemical, diagnosed with insufficient progesterone levels so started pills and got pregnant the next cycle. So far so good!

Having any symptoms? EXTREME fatigue. I could sleep all day. Sore breasts and dry heaving. 

What’s the next milestone for you in this pregnancy? 9 week scan on 6/28! We are doing two week scans instead of 4 week scans due to my history and to put me at ease. 

Any coping strategies for dealing with the anxiety that comes with pregnancy after a loss? Take it day by day and pray, lean into your faith and trust and know it will happen. 

 

What are you most excited about with this pregnancy? Finding out the gender, decorating the nursery, telling our family. 

Any babymoon plans?? not sure!!!

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