Life Today.

Today I met a new Perinatologist whom I loved. My family doctor wanted me to meet her despite my not being pregnant just to make sure I liked her, I did. We discussed everything, Evan, what happened, what will happen with future pregnancies, what I expect ect..
I told her straight up, I am not difficult ot high maintance, I simply like to have a say in my own health and treatment options, I like to discuss possible interventions and come to a consensus for the best action. I am very open to medical suggestion and will always take their advice in an emergency situation, She said she really respected that and likes to have an informed patient. She said a doctor patient relationship should be a two way deal. She said she would be glad to treat me. We looked over the post partum test results again and discussed that really they have no idea what specific thing caused Evan’s death. The plancenta pathology did show signs of infection and swelling, Evan himself did appear post term, then there is the Lupus Antigoagulant thing, 1.3 is a possitive, my first test came back at 1.6 then the second came back as 1.3 so both are at or over the line of significance. She said that she can’t say for sure that this had anything to do with Evan’s death though, so treating it would be just another precaution.

The summary of her recomended treatment in future preganancies would be as follows, however she did make it clear that it’s up to me what I do and don’t do.
-As soon as possitive pregnancy test is found, begin on low dose aspirin
-Ultrasound around 8-9 weeks to confirm conception date and set due date
-Begin on 1x day low molecular weight heparin injections from 12 weeks
-Normal 20 week ultrasound
-After 32 weeks weekly biophysical profiles
-Induction at 39 weeks

She said my dream of a homebirth was not impossible it would just take specific actions first- I interupted her and said It’s ok, I have no desire to have a home birth again. 

So now I just wait until I get pregnant again and then she will take over my care. On the downside, they weighed me 😦  I gained 30lbs while I was pregnant with Evan, then I love 25 in the first 3 months, now I am back up 25 pounds. To much candy and sugar in my diet in recent months, Dave and I have been so depressed and so we just cuddle and watch movies and eat junk food. I have to lay off the junk food now, and get my butt off the couch. Much easier done when it’s not freezing out.

About mommamaynard

β€œLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” β€” Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on December 18, 2008, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. so glad too you’ve found a great provider.
    do you think you/they were off in your dates w/ E? I seriously think my dates were off with catti. they put my due date @ jan 22nd (she was born on the 30th) but when i personally calculated based on DTD and my cycles, which i KNEW, it was like jan 10th that was my due date (or maybe 12th, but still, far earlier)
    and my first u/s with her, they put my dd earlier, then moved it back weeks later, like in the 2nd trimester…so i dunno. i’m just glad i don’t have to dick around about all that shit this time. i can just be induced and live happily ever after. bwahahaha! πŸ˜‰

    • They may have been right and I may have been wrong. I was charting. Here is the link to my chart from when I conceived,
      I really thought I absolutely conceived on the 20th, however, for all I know for sure it could have happened on the 12th, 16th, 17th, 19th or any day therewithin really.
      All I know is my day’s of arguing due dates in done, I just want baby out as soon as viability is likely, say 38-39 weeks.

  2. So so so happy you found such an understanding, competent, and supportive provider! Sounds like it will be a great relationship and the plan you folks have devised so far looks good!
    Just seeing a perinatologist and taking 81mg aspirin alone make me feel so much more positive about this pregnancy, I’m sure your protocol will offer you some sort of comfort, too ❀
    p.s. You must let me know which day you’d like to get together next week! As of now, I’m free pretty much any day – I can’t wait to see you!!!

    • Plan is we arrive the 23rd, not sure what time, it will depend on road conditions ect..We are staying the night of the 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, leaving morning of the 27th.
      We have tickets at 2pm for ballet on the 24th, free after that, then tickets for night for Spamelot for the 26th.
      So we can do the evening of the 24th, anytime on the 25th and daytime on the 26th.
      this is of course pending no furthur tragedy’s or problems. Somedays I think they will never stop. sigh!
      My cell number is 1-902-223-5907 and I will have it with me.

      • Okay. Mine is 845 826 0052 (text/call anytime, by the way).
        I am just trying to figure out the best way (and day) to traverse the route to NYC during the craziest time of the year πŸ˜›

      • Opps my mistake. Here is the actual itinerary. We leave tomorrow and drive halfway, then we arrive in the late afternoon or evening of the 23rd, The 24th we have the ballet at 2pm and dinner at a Fancy pants restaurant at 7pm, the 25th we have Spamalot at 8pm that is all, the 26th we have no plans yet, the 27th mid day we leave to do the trek home.
        Let me know what works for you, what is best for you, like I said, we can meet and do dinner, do coffee, take a walk, whatever or we can come to your neck of the woods on the 26th, just let me know, but I do look forward to hooking up πŸ™‚ Yeay!

  3. Possible?
    Is it possible? Is this a glimmer of good news? Is this the beginning of good things to come?

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