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by laura
Wed Feb 17, 2010 00:42 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Low Amniotic Fluid
Replies: 8
Views: 1508

Re : Low Amniotic Fluid

<r>Man, where are all the oligohydramnios girls? I am, my oligo baby will be seven in April. <br/> <br/> Here's the deal with low fluid: sometimes when the placenta isn't working optimally, the babe can get less blood flow than he or she needs to grow. To preserve the development of the baby's brain...
by laura
Sat Sep 26, 2009 00:57 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: trouble breathing
Replies: 8
Views: 799

Re : trouble breathing

<t>ohhhh heaven, ma'am- trouble breathing is definitely something you don't want to ignore.<br/> <br/> Pulmonary edema (to the best of my admittedly non-scientifc recollection) is one of the main reasons pregnant moms end up in the ICU. I end up getting fluid in my lungs after pregnancy- after your ...
by laura
Thu May 14, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Is this good?
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re : Is this good?

<t>Sush, that's a hard one! there's such a combination of factors that come to play. It does sound like you're heading towards chronic htn, but what often happens in pregnancy is that the increased blood volume will cause your BP to decrease below your baseline during the second trimester. Please do...
by laura
Thu May 14, 2009 01:03 am
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Question on Eating...
Replies: 12
Views: 1409

Re : Question on Eating...

<t>quote:Originally posted by kbunsey<br/> <br/> Yes...I too have some personal feelings/opinions about my midwife who tried to tell me that eating a PopTart for breakfast was part of my problem but I'm actively (still) working on forgiveness toward her so I won't get into it. ;-) <br/> <br/> <br/> ...
by laura
Tue May 12, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Smoking Decreases Risk of PE/HELLP
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re : Smoking Decreases Risk of PE/HELLP

Smoking during pregnancy also is implicated in placental abruptions and premature aging of the placenta.
by laura
Tue May 12, 2009 05:05 pm
Forum: Grief and Loss
Topic: Maternity Clothes
Replies: 15
Views: 1413

Re : Maternity Clothes

If you're having a hard time deciding if you want to keep them- I know that I kept mine between pregnancies, and by the time I got pregnant again, they had super cute newer stuff that I wanted to get. I'm thinking of you!
by laura
Tue May 12, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: 24 hour urine
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re : 24 hour urine

My directions were like Jamie's- didn't matter what time of day.
by laura
Tue May 12, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Baby not "breathing" on ultrasound?
Replies: 7
Views: 5698

Re : Baby not "breathing" on ultrasound?

<t>I've not heard that breathing was indicative of lung development, rather it is one of the many things they assess to get a bigger picture of how stressed baby is.<br/> <br/> You might want to ask them if they can do a biophysical profile- that way they can get the bigger picture of how baby is do...
by laura
Tue May 12, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Low pulse pressure?
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re : Low pulse pressure?

<t>Yeaaa, I don't know how much I would read into that right now as the very state of pregnancy really mucks out your hemodynamics because of the increased blood volume of pregnancy, particularly during the second trimester.<br/> <br/> I also wonder if it is at all related to your increased pulse ra...
by laura
Fri May 08, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: please sleep baby!
Replies: 13
Views: 2305

Re : please sleep baby!

<t>I hate to say it... but all of mine didn't sleep for four hours at a stretch for months. dude is almost two and still doesn't sleep through the night! I remember feeling a little crazy, but I did have all of them propped in the co-sleeper and stayed in my pjs and learned that light twilight sleep...

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