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Old 09-23-2009, 12:42 PM   #11
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I am high risk due to being over 35 and also due to my having pneumonia last time and I have never carried either of my babies to term.(dd1 was 36w, dd2 was 32 w 5d)

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Old 09-23-2009, 01:15 PM   #12
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I'm high risk because of my previous stillbirth. I'm in a new city with new docs and have no idea what that will entail here. I'm a bit nervous but we'll see how everything goes, I guess.
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Old 09-23-2009, 02:20 PM   #13
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I was high risk with my last one. Kidney infection in the first trimester then fevers and early labor/contractions starting at 27 weeks. I was in the hospital about 4 times before I actually finally went overdue and had to be induced then ended with a c-section. I didn't have a good pregnancy last time, I remember being so sick that I told my dh one child was enough.

I don't know how I'll be with this one. So far so good. I'm not nearly as sick as last time from the get go.
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Old 09-23-2009, 03:29 PM   #14
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I guess I'm considered "high risk" since I'm having twins. I've already seen the high-risk specialist when I was 5 weeks 3 days. I had a LEEP done on my cervix when I was 18, so they have to monitor my cervix length throughout my pregnancy.

Heather- I'm scared about what you posted. When I went to the OBGYN and high risk specialist on Monday, they said my blood pressure was on the high side. My blood pressure is always within normal range- and I've had constant checkups with my infertility treatments

I hope I don't have to go on bed rest. It's just me and DH here. Since he's military, that comes first. All our family is back in the states....
Yup, you are high risk, no quotes needed. You are. But, don't be scared. It's all worth it. You will be just fine. BP is actually fairly easy to control with bed rest, but it will probably be fine. If it was on the high side, it was probably due to nerves since it was your first appt after the BFP and all. I really wouldn't worry. As for the bed rest...just get yourself mentally prepared. There are twin moms who don't go on bed rest, but 70% do and I've seen that to be true in the circles I run in. It is tons easier to do bed rest when you don't have other kids to worry about. Most of the time, it's pretty easy to just have your husband set you up before he leaves with magazines and TV and what not. You can get up to get yourself a quick lunch and such. I know some woman on strict bed rest have their husband put food in a cooler right next to them before they leave the house and they just get up to go the bathroom and they are good. You'll be just fine.

If I have to be on bed rest, which I assume I will, it's going to be tough because of my 3 kids, but we will just have to find the funds to hire help.
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I am high risk due to being over 35 and also due to my having pneumonia last time and I have never carried either of my babies to term.(dd1 was 36w, dd2 was 32 w 5d)

Hey - sneaking over from April. This is the same for me. I'm 35 now and my babies like to come early. According to the March of Dimes after having one preterm baby my chances were 16% of having another preterm. Yes I was lucky enough to fall into that category again.

So my chances after having two preterm babies now is 41% of having another. So yep I get to be high risk again.

I was bedrest for 8 weeks with DS and 9 weeks with DD. With DD we had to hire a nanny to come in and take care of us (because I watch my sister's two boys as well). The longest 9 weeks of my life.
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:10 AM   #16
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I wasn't considered high risk with DD, but since she decided to come at 32 weeks I think I will be considered high risk this time. I have no idea what we're going to do because our families are really far away. MIL is the closest but 5+ hours drive. we have friends who said they'd take DD, but they all live 30 minutes away and she's never had a babysitter. due to moving a lot in the last year, I don't have an OB yet.
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Sneaking over from the January group... I am high risk since they have already found on the ultrasound something called left artery notching, which is indicative of low birth weight/ preterm labor/ preclampsia. Plus my last baby was born IUGR at 37 weeks 4 days and it still suffering from growth issues.
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Hey - sneaking over from April. This is the same for me. I'm 35 now and my babies like to come early. According to the March of Dimes after having one preterm baby my chances were 16% of having another preterm. Yes I was lucky enough to fall into that category again.

So my chances after having two preterm babies now is 41% of having another. So yep I get to be high risk again.

I was bedrest for 8 weeks with DS and 9 weeks with DD. With DD we had to hire a nanny to come in and take care of us (because I watch my sister's two boys as well). The longest 9 weeks of my life.
and at the bolded. My ds goes to daycare full-time, so if (read: when) I have to go on bedrest, I guess he will just stay there during the day. I'll be seeing a perinatal specialist this time, so hopefully we can prevent a preterm birth.
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