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by akemt
Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:43 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: CatherineG....
Replies: 270
Views: 18552

Re : CatherineG....

Catherine, I'm so glad your health has remained stable --or improved?!?-- so that you can have more time for baby Sam to grow. May this trend continue for weeks to come!

Best wishes,
by akemt
Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:47 pm
Forum: Trying Again after Preeclampsia
Topic: Surrogacy after PE
Replies: 7
Views: 806

Re : Surrogacy after PE

<r>I don't know enough about your own situation, but did you talk to your OB or peri about another pregnancy? The statistics for miscarriages, on their own, are fairly positive. Do you have a diagnosed underlying disorder? Have you had more than one miscarriage? While I know it is scary on all accou...
by akemt
Sat Oct 14, 2006 01:06 pm
Forum: Grief and Loss
Topic: Q's for those who've m/c'd
Replies: 24
Views: 2290

Re : Q's for those who've m/c'd

<t>Well, all I can say is that the "heavy period" description is not accurate at all for the actual "miscarriage" part, though perhaps for the days (or weeks?) afterward. If it weren't for what Lisa had said about a pad not containing it, I think I'd have thought I was dying and rushed to the hospit...
by akemt
Thu Oct 12, 2006 02:46 pm
Forum: Grief and Loss
Topic: Christmas Ornament
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re : Christmas Ornament

<t>Those are beautiful, Julie. I made ornaments one year...just bought the normal balls in a solid, metallic color and bought paint/metallic pens to decorate them with. It actually turned out nicely and that is a cheaper option. Also, something you can personalize however you like. I like your name ...
by akemt
Thu Oct 12, 2006 02:21 pm
Forum: Grief and Loss
Topic: Q's for those who've m/c'd
Replies: 24
Views: 2290

Re : Q's for those who've m/c'd

<t>Thanks ladies. It looks like the average is roughly 2 weeks just from reading the web. I did call the doctor's office and talked to the nurse...she wasn't exactly helpful at all. She just said to go ahead and still do the HCG and that was it! I said that the doctor hadn't dicussed what to expect,...
by akemt
Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: Grief and Loss
Topic: Q's for those who've m/c'd
Replies: 24
Views: 2290

Q's for those who've m/c'd

<t>Guess this is the place to post this? You'd think I'd know.<br/> <br/> Anyway, I started bleeding yesterday afternoon. Everyone was trying to be encouraging about the lack of heartbeat, but it was a lack of baby tissue as well, not just heartbeat...and we were sure we were atleast 6 weeks (more l...
by akemt
Wed Oct 11, 2006 07:37 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Measuring BP
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re : Measuring BP

<t>I am not a doctor and really am not sure how to accurately answer most of your questions, but I'll try to respond with some helpful been-there information. I also have a question or four for you: <br/> What readings are you getting? <br/> How high are they going? <br/> How far along are you?<br/>...
by akemt
Wed Oct 11, 2006 07:26 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: wierd bp readings
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re : wierd bp readings

<t>I too, if in your shoes, would call the doctor about the readings and probably ask for a full work-up (labs, BPP, etc) even if just to be on the safe side. Having dealt with labile PIH in two pregnancies, I am a witness that even labile hypertension can cause problems. Best wishes and let us know...
by akemt
Wed Oct 11, 2006 07:19 pm
Forum: Grief and Loss
Topic: in need of encouragement
Replies: 17
Views: 1228

Re : in need of encouragement

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with me while in such turmoil yourself. I am so sorry about the experiences you've had...and even more sorry that you feel guilt about it, though I know that is common. Sending my thoughts and prayers your way--
by akemt
Tue Oct 10, 2006 08:33 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: today's apt --probable loss
Replies: 33
Views: 2715

Re : today's apt --probable loss

<t>To answer the likelyhood of it just being too early: The sac measures 6 weeks and a few days and we are at least that far along by dates, probably closer to 8 weeks. Either way, at 6wks+ there should be a fetal pole (clump of baby's tissues) visible...or even a heartbeat. It is possible it is jus...

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