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by dohertyab
Mon Sep 28, 2009 08:38 am
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Scared of the dark and procrastinating
Replies: 10
Views: 1077

Re : Scared of the dark and procrastinating

<t>Hi Kara. It's sooo tough when you're not sure if it is just a stage or something more serious. You mentioned that she's still napping, perhaps she's ready to give up the nap? It was really tough for the twins when we transitioned, they were exhausted during the day but if they had any kind of nap...
by dohertyab
Fri Sep 18, 2009 09:08 am
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Chipped tooth?
Replies: 9
Views: 1138

Re : Chipped tooth?

<t>Maeve did the same thing - fell getting out of the bathtub - split lip, chipped front tooth when she was 18 months or so. Took her to the dentist the following day and was told that as long as there was no damage to the root that it was good. If the chipped part cut her (it was very sharp) that t...
by dohertyab
Wed Sep 09, 2009 08:56 am
Forum: Announcements and Preeclampsia in the News
Topic: Long-term outcomes 5 years after HELLP
Replies: 19
Views: 7095

Re : Long-term outcomes 5 years after HELLP

<t>not to be a pollyanna - but it can also be read as 3 our of 4 who had HELLP don't get it a second time. I know I was a lucky one, but as with everything I think there's probably more to it that just HELLP. Underlying conditions as well as a lot of other factors play into which category you may fa...
by dohertyab
Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: NYT article about ongoing trauma to NICU parents
Replies: 9
Views: 2477

Re : NYT article about ongoing trauma to NICU parents

that's what is so wonderful about this forum. my hubby is over everything, I still remember it as though it was yesterday. It really does help to know there are other people out there who can relate. Thanks everyone!
by dohertyab
Thu Jul 02, 2009 01:11 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: update on Bethany
Replies: 6
Views: 2785

Re : update on Bethany

<t>The last few days are some of the hardest! I think I cried the most during the last week. Rowan was ready to go Tara almost, each day almost. Other children were going home and mine were still almost. <br/> <br/> I will say that one set of twins went home mainly because the mother pushed for them...
by dohertyab
Thu Jun 11, 2009 02:19 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: hydrotherapy (swimming)
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

Re : hydrotherapy (swimming)

<t>I was not prescribed swimming, but it was the only activity I was allowed to do during my 2nd pregnancy after being ordered off work and on house arrest. For a while I was taking BP before and after swimming and it was always lower after. I felt sooooo much better during and after swimming for th...
by dohertyab
Mon Jun 08, 2009 02:25 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: exercise and HELLP/pre-E
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re : exercise and HELLP/pre-E

<t>With my post HELLP pregnancy I was told to keep on swimming even after I was ordered off work and under house arrest! We did some ancedotal before and after swimming BP readings and I was consistently lower AFTER swimming. I was told to not push myself or to allow my heart rate to get high (over ...
by dohertyab
Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: State Eval. vs. Hospital Eval.
Replies: 6
Views: 1560

Re : State Eval. vs. Hospital Eval.

<t>It's a tough road that's for sure. We had evaluations and the reports often made me cry too. The variation that is observed is often a result of the person testing. We had someone come in weekly for about 1 year to help us and just watch the twins and then at 18 months had a new eval by a hospita...
by dohertyab
Wed Apr 15, 2009 08:47 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Hypertension, twin pregnancy, and IUGR
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

Re : Hypertension, twin pregnancy, and IUGR

<t>I can't say too much about IUGR or hypertension but if she's 26 weeks and one twin is 1 lb 13 that seems big to me. I can tell you that I delivered my twins at 29 weeks and they were 2lbs 2oz and 2lbs 4oz. No one ever said that was small. They also had steriod injections 5 days before they had to...
by dohertyab
Tue Apr 14, 2009 09:05 am
Forum: Announcements and Preeclampsia in the News
Topic: Preeclampsia and anaesthesia
Replies: 8
Views: 1591

Re : Preeclampsia and anaesthesia

<t>I was in a teaching hospital and had a really experienced anesthesiolgist and it still took him 4 sticks to get it in due to swelling. My husband complained that while I was hunched over having contractions and getting a needle stuck in my spine I hurt his ribs because I was digging my head into ...

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