Pregnancy Complications

Those nine months of a pregnancy can be an exciting time but it can also be nerve-wracking for those dealing with a pregnancy complication. Women can be affected by a variety of pregnancy complications, including gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, bleeding during pregnancy, and premature labor. As scary as these issues can be, hearing how other women have contended with and overcome their complications can help ease a woman's fears. So write to us and tell us your encouraging story about your pregnancy complication.


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dont panic


on the 2 of june i had a threatend miscarrige and today its the 3 of june its so scary you dont know what to expect next.now its up to u ladies to take good care after yorself, i could'nt stop praying askin GOD to be with my little one.i went and did the sonar and the doctor told me that my baby was playin nicely with no problem.all i wanna say is dont panic take it one day at a time eveything will workout all u have to do is pray, believe and have faith GOD BLESS.

dimakatso






Red Blood Spot

when i was 8weeks pregnant, i had a red blood spot, so scared at that time.. my OB said that i must had US cos he couldnt hear my baby's hearbeat using doppler device.. and so had it. thanks GOD! the heartbeat was still there but my 30% uterus was bleeding..he said that i should have a bed rest until the next US on my 12weeks.. fortunately, after a bed rest, the bleed was gone and my uterus was fine. now i'm 22weeks and everything is going fine!

scarlette






RH Factor and pregnantcy

I am 21 years old and 4 weeks pregnant. I have already had 2 miscarriages in the past 1.5 years. I recently discovered that 85% of people have the rh factor. (the rh factor is where the moms blood is negative and the baby is positive and it mixes and your body thinks the baby is a virus) I am O negative and i have the rh factor. I did not find out that i have the rh factor untill the 3 rd pregnancy. I did not get the rhogam shot which could help with the pregnantcy and could prevent miscarriage. I do have a question also. I was wondering if anyone knows since i did not get the shot after my miscarriage if the doctor would probably give the shot to me instead of waiting 28 weeks? THANKS IN ADVANCE.

Brittany






Gestational Diabetes

I am 34 years old and in my 2nd pregnancy. My previous baby weights 4.09 kg at birth and normal.

I was recently was told that I had Gestational Diabetes after glucose blood tests. I had to be admitted to hospital for three days as my sugar level were way too high. After coming out of hospital I followed a diet which is helping me a lot and my baby, my energy levels are up and running again.

I eat correct food and I DO NOT SKIP A MEAL and have a snack in between. I would like to encourage those who have been diagnosed with GD to follow the doctors order for the sake of the mother and the baby.......

Baffs






Scared to get pregnant again

Pregnancy has been a complicated thing for me. My first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage at 12 weeks and my hopes were crushed. My husband and I then tried to get pregnant again and it took us about 6 months.

I got pregnant and had HORRIBLE morning sickness, I lost about 14 lbs over the first trimester. I had a pretty "normal pregnancy" the second trimester. At about 36 weeks my BP started to go up a little, so my doc had me checking it every few hours. I also went in at 38 weeks and had a 10lb weight gain in a short time (ALARMS SHOULD BE GOING OFF BUT THEY WEREN"T).

At 39 weeks I took myself to the hospital because I couldn't breathe just walking to the bathroom. My ankles did not exist, my face was swollen beyond recognition. The doc thought I had a pulmonary emboli but tests came back negative and my beathing was getting worse and worse but my baby girl was OK. I was then rushed to a major medical center (NO FRILLS BUT THE ONLY PLACE I"LL GO). The doc at the new hospital said we had to do an emergency C-section to make sure the baby would be OK. She was born without any complications and is perfect still today!

I however woke up in ICU on a ventilator apparently this was a sudden onset preeclampsia, no elevated protein ever in my urine (which is what the first docs were looking for). I was intubated because my lungs were FILLED with fluid. I was extubated and reintubated because I crashed. I finally made it off the vent but did not get to hold my beautiful baby girl until a week after she was born.

I left the hospital on heart medication and was taken off after a week. Also, I left the hospital weighting 60 lbs less than what I was admitted at. It was diagnosed with hypothyroid disease 6 months after delivering my daughter and I think that probably played a part in all the crap I went through during pregnancy.

My daughter will celebrate he 2nd birthday in March and I am so grateful to God for giving her to us. We want more kids but I have a lot of fear...please pray for our family and for wisdom to know the right thing to do.Thanks.

Oh ...my advice if your doctor doesn't listen to everthing you say, find one who will, I think some of this could have been prevented. It doesn't matter how pretty the birthing suites are if your doctor isn't going to listen to everything you have to say.

Rachel Burns







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