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by laura
Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: when to have C-section
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: when to have C-section

BAH! I hated trying to plan out my next delivery... and what ended up happening was that for whatever reason, the baby ended up solving the problem themselves- the pregnancy would progress as far as my body would handle and then poop out. For that reason, all the time I spent fretting over when and ...
by laura
Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Racing Heart
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Racing Heart

you can check it, to see what it is. Most heart rates are around 72, pregnancy will raise it around 10 beats per minute. it is officially called tachycardia at 100 beats per minute, and it is time to head to the ER if you get near 120. I hope you're not getting that high!
by laura
Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: amniotic fluid help
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re : amniotic fluid help

<t>how's that fluid now, Suzie? I hope it is just how your baby was turned that day! <br/> <br/> There are two measures of oligohydramnios- one is the radiologist's version- where you're measuring at less than 10% for your gestational age, and then the rule of thumb for docs: anything less than 5cm ...
by laura
Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: color of urine?
Replies: 9
Views: 1652

Re : color of urine?

<t>In most folks, the lower the specific gravity of the urine, the lighter the urine is. If your urine is really dilute, sometimes what would register as a trace in normal urine doesn't even show.<br/> <br/> For some weird reason, when I am pregnant, my urine is the color of apple juice regardless o...
by laura
Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Has there been any new info re: underlying tests?
Replies: 19
Views: 1057

Re : Has there been any new info re: underlying tests?

<t>If I recall correctly, the lupus anticoagulant is not related to the autoimmune disease lupus, but suggesting it to your doc to take into account in the context of your larger medical picture would be good.<br/> <br/> I know it never pays to bet against the bank- or in this case the peer reviewed...
by laura
Wed May 05, 2010 02:25 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: How many C-SECTIONS have you had?
Replies: 22
Views: 3746

Re : How many C-SECTIONS have you had?

<t>Captain, I'd forgotten about your crepe paper uterus. Dang good thing your babies are born a little early, because you dodged a bullet with Chloe. <br/> <br/> When I was signing my consent forms for my third section, my OB suggested a tubal over concerns about whether I could tolerate another pre...
by laura
Tue Mar 23, 2010 09:03 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Unsure about doctor's response... updated 3/23
Replies: 36
Views: 1233

Re : Unsure about doctor's response... updated 3/23

<t>I totally understand how overwhelming it is! With my really bad oligo pregnancy, they noticed the fluid levels in my late 2nd trimester, so I had lots of time to research and figure out what was going on! <br/> <br/> With kick counts, if you get into the habit of recording the pattern of movement...
by laura
Tue Mar 23, 2010 05:35 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Unsure about doctor's response... updated 3/23
Replies: 36
Views: 1233

Re : Unsure about doctor's response... updated 3/23

<t>Ohh, and there are two different ways of looking at oligohydramnios- the ultrasound techs always got more freaked out than my docs did- their definition of low fluid is based on what the normal range is for your gestational age- levels like 7&8 cm are below the lowest 10%, so they call it oli...
by laura
Tue Mar 23, 2010 05:29 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Unsure about doctor's response... updated 3/23
Replies: 36
Views: 1233

Re : Unsure about doctor's response... updated 3/23

<t>Hey! One of the girls called me- I'm a repeat low fluid offender. The logic used to be that you'd deliver if your fluid was lower than 5cm, but the most recent research was starting to indicate that it doesn't really help to deliver early just on the basis of fluid alone. <br/> <br/> I've been in...
by laura
Wed Feb 17, 2010 00:51 am
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Long term affects from HELLP?
Replies: 7
Views: 963

Re : Long term affects from HELLP?

<t>Delissa, I'm not a Hellper, but hopefully I can repeat what I've heard previously until one of the others chimes in- my favorite source says that the liver is continuously regenerating- in that the liver you had six months ago is not the same one as now. this far out, you probably hould see a hep...

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