I am looking for more info on pregnancy after an endometrial ablation. I had an ablation in May 2002. January 2003 I was not feeling well and went to the family doctor. She thought it may be an ectopic pregnancy since I was told I was sterile. I had an ultrasound to discover it was an interuterine pregnancy and I was about 9 weeks. I am now 17 weeks and for the past month trying to decide to terminate or continue. I am having a very hard time finding any info on any one with this happening to them and the risks to me or my unborn child. I have seen several doctors and none of them have ever heard of this happening and 2 have suggested termination. I have an appointment with a high risk specialist on Thursday (02/27/03). Please tell me where I can find more info or who to contact. Thanks.
just wanted some info im currently 16 weeks pregnant after ablation in 2006 and would like to hear from anyone else who is going through this im from the uk and very anxious feel like i want to sleep and just wake up in feb 9th my date
It was nice to see so many updates since the last time I was on here. I had an ablation done in 2008. I was told at that point that I could still have children and that I would need to stay on birth control. That doctor is no longer in practice....go figure. Anyways, I really wanted another baby. I have three young children and wanted 2 more. I was devastated when I started reading about pregnancy after an ablation. I did TONS of research on the topic and found sites from clinics around the world who had been researching pregnancy after ablation. There was hope! So, I did what they said and went to an RE. I'm 32 and still got periods monthly. They were lighter, but still there. The doc said that was a great sign. So, they did the test to see if my ovaries were blocked, and one was. I went in for a laporoscopy where they removed some scar tissue and took a close look at my endometrium. He said there was some scaring, but that it wasn't too bad. They didn't feel I needed further assistance to make the lining thicker b/c it was an 8-9mm on its own. I'm stubborn, so I did some research and started taking reservatrol and bromelain (over the counter supplements) to help it more and it worked! Doc gave me the go ahead to start trying. He put me on clomid b/c he said that after the procedure I needed to get pregnant fast b/c scars can come back. On our first try, we got pregnant. This was w/ monthly tracking prior to trying (6 months) and weekly tracking after the positive test. They test my progesterone levels weekly and do an ultrasound too. Doc says everything looks great. I'm only 9 weeks along, so I still freak out every day and know I will until the baby is in my arms. I'm seeing my RE and a high risk ob. They both explained the risks, but also explained that there isn't a lot of research out yet, so they would proceed w/ caution. I did sooo much research before even considering this, and went to an experienced RE to ensure that it was safe. Every person is different, so its important to be seen to see what your specific conditions are. There are meds that can help rebuild the endometrium, and for some, it does it naturally. This still comes with risks, but so do many pregnancies. There are also many simple foods you can eat to help increase your endometrium naturally. Just do your research and seek help from a professional. Good Luck to you all!!!
Well where to begin, some of you will know what I am about to say, these are women whom I was fortunate to share my story with on a personal level.
I am 39 years old and a mother of 4 children. I had an ablation in 2007 with regular periods monthly. I was due November 18th for my fourth child Chloee. Chloee and my body had other plans for the delivery date. On August 25, 2011 I was feeling alot of pressure, I was getting gushes of water for the past 4 days prior which I ruled out as My bladder. I was wrong it was my water leaking. I went to the emergency department at 11:30am because I felt that there just wasnt something right. My OBGYN checked and confirmed that there was amniotic fluid that was present. He checked to see if I was dialating and to my surprise I was fully dialated, I had NO CONTRACTIONS AND NO LABOR PAINS!!!!
Use caution and listen to yoru body and heart. Needless to say Chloee was born via C-section (Breech) at week 27 and 6 days.She weiged 2lbs 6 oz and was 15" long. She is currently doing great and is in a Neonatal intensive care unit 2 hours from my home. She is a fighter and is Very strong. I go see her every couple of days to bring her down breast milk and to see her...the hardest thing is seeing your little one hooked up to all kinds of monitors and tubes...I know in my heart she will fine and will make a full recovery. I pray everyday (many times a day) that she gets to come home soon..
I will cross my fingers for all of you whom are expecting and I wish you the best of luck ...
It sounds as if I should not have read these comments. I am 42, will be 43 in September, and had a positive pregnancy test result this morning. My ablation took place in 2009 and I have not had a period since. I chose this procedure due to my very heavy monthly menstrual cycles -- and because my second husband and I had decided to have no more children. I have a 3.5 year-old beautiful girl and a 15 year-old step-son. I cried as soon as I saw the positive result. If this comes to fruition, I will be coping with advanced maternal age and the risk of a Down's baby, complications from the Novasure ablation, a leak in my heart and high blood pressure. I took the blood test at my OB/GYN this morning. They put a rush on the result and now I sit here........waiting for the 2:30 Eastern deadline.....to find out if I am indeed pregnant. I am terrified for this potential baby and me................
Well...this site must be good luck for me. My OB/GYN just called and said the test was negative. Makes me sad that it is not a beautiful baby but makes me think perhaps it is a message that I should be chaning some things in my life! Good luck to all Moms and potential Moms.
hello everyone my name is jenn i am 29 yrs old married to an amazing man and have an awesome little boy who is 9. i have a few questions i guess. i had an EA last august and my doctor told me it is not impossible for me to get pregnant but it will be hard. we didnt think we wanted anymore kids since niether of us are getting any younger lol but we have been talking lately and the baby topic has come up many times! i would love to have another baby but am super worried i have read a ton of stuff online about the risks and i have seen the stats on having a baby after EA, so i guess what i am wondering is..... how many people out there would recommend it how many success stories r there? i would obviously not do anything crazy like try to get pregnant now before seeing a doctor or even a specialist, but i would just like to hear some of your opinions please! thank you all so much!
I conceived after having Nova Sure Endometrial Ablation in 2010 and found out I was 8 weeks pregnant back in April this year. My husband and I have three children between us, two sons 24 and 7 and a 14 year old daughter.
My gynaecologist did explain that I would need to use contraception but also said that the odds of pregnancy were 0.7%. I still had light periods, which were much better than the heavy periods I experienced before the Nova Sure treatment and I would plan work and holiday travel arrangements around my periods.
My pregnancy was a complete shock and I did suspect that I might be two weeks prior to taking the pregnancy test. I put the thoughts of pregnancy to the back of my mind as I had had one period and bleeding between my second period due.
I confirmed my pregnancy with my GP who was flippant to my emotional needs and told me that my pregnancy would be safe as the endometrial lining would have regenerated to support my pregnancy. The GP referred me for an ultrasound later that week, during that time, I did some research on line, and I got mixed responses. Most of it said that pregnancy was externally dangerous to the mother and baby and that it was extremely rare for a pregnancy to last. A few mothers mostly US side with the help of modern technology and medical advances in neo-natal care their babies were born early by c-section and resulted in hysterectomies. My research also told me that the womb lining after ablation is very thin, patchy and unable to support the demands of a growing baby. What shocked me the most is that some women are actively trying to conceive after the procedure knowing the risks.
I shared all the information with my husband and he wanted me to have a termination for all the right reasons but I was completely in love with my unborn child and was reluctant to hear his views. After all he could not cope with the worst-case scenario; 54 years of age, widowed with three children under 16 years one of which is severely disabled. Alternatively I reach 15 weeks tell everyone that we are expecting and extremely happy then I lose the baby.
We had the ultrasound and the technician confirmed I was nine weeks two days, my foetus was alive and healthy but the gynaecologist could not guarantee my baby would be in the same position three weeks later. The whole situation was a strain to my emotional health and my relationship with my husband. I secretly wanted my baby and we had to make our decision fast as I do not believe in abortions. I had to put everything into perspective; we have two children at home who need their mother, I have a career, which I have worked extremely hard to get although maternity leave and pay is generous. Could I deal with the grief of losing a baby and a hysterectomy, a disabled child and hysterectomy the smallest chance of a perfect baby? Everything and time was against me, I gave in and had a termination without pain relief, sedation and fully awake during the procedure. I cried like I have never cried before. The pain and the sound of the suction machine will be with me forever.
The whole experience has scared me forever and I deeply regret my decision to terminate my baby. I feel I was a coward to give up and it is eating my soul away. Although, I know I made the right decision based on statistics and a gynaecologist recommendations for my family.
I cry, not all the time but every month before my period is due and why almost five months later do I desperately want another baby?
I am six weeks pregnant. This was unexpected since I had an ablation four years ago. I am freaking out about hearing all the risks. I too want to hear about success stories. I am not sure if I plan to terminate or not. I'm looking for more information.
Please please please...if you are pregnant.find a good high risk OBGYN to look after you.
I am now 37 weeks pregnant...Had my thermal ablasion back in 2008 and was told i probably wouldnt be able to carry a baby for very long,and how it was risky for me and the baby to even try to carry it.
i am now 37 weeks pregnant and have never had 1 problem throughout my pregnancy. I have went through numerous tests and ultrasounds and all of them came back perfect!! My Baby Girl is growing normal and healthy and so am i!!!
just an update ill be 18 weeks tom and im having a boyxxx had my development scan and everything going great apart from an amniotic band which they are keeping a close eye on and got my high risk consultant thank god xxx
I had ablation a few years back, found out I was pregnant in 2009. We had a really super supportive OB/Gyn who did lots of ultra sounds and we were blessed with a beautiful baby boy who is now 2 years old, thriving. Have faith - the risks aren't as bad as they seem on internet searches and some docs are just afraid of the situation. I had a c-section and the placenta was fine, too! We had 4 children - they range in age from 12 - 20 and our 2 year old is such a blessing to all of us!
An update..I will be 21 weeks Monday. I had my 20 week ultrasound on Tuesday and found out I am having a boy. He is measuring at 21 weeks so he is growing well. The ultrasound did show bilateral choroid plexus cysts 1 cm and 1.3 cm. My nuchal translucency scan and triple screen are negative. My doctor has recommended a level 2 ultrasound to rule out any other organ or structural abnormalities and to better visualize the cysts. Most of these cysts go away between 26 and 28 weeks on their own but if they find any other abnormalities it could be indicative of a problem. I am trying not to worry because the chance of chromosomal disorder is les than 1% as choroid plexus cysts are a soft marker.
Other than that everything is fine..my doctor says they (her and the other doctors in the practice) plan on letting me go into the labor and deliver the baby normally when it is due January 23rd. I am going to have ultrasounds about every 4 weeks so they can keep an eye on things. They do seem a little shaken up by my pregnancy and one told me I am the only woman in the practice to ever get pregnant after Novasure ablation.
I wish you luck and prayers sent your way!! I am going into my 38th week of pregnancy after having a Thermachoice Thermal Ablasion in 2008. I havent had any problems and baby is doing great. I wish the same for you and your lil one!!
Hello, I am going to give you a little history on my pregnancy. I had an ablation in 2007. I found myself pregnant in April 2011. I carried my baby girl Chloee till week 27 and 6 days. I delivered her on August 25, 13 weeks early. She is doing great and is currently 2 hours from my home in a neonatal unit. She is definately a fighter. My doctors were surprised and I too was the first patient that he had that had gotten pregnant. Be sure if you get any gushes!!! go to the hospital immediately. I was getting gushes of water (which i thought were my bladder leaking) On the Monday, I went to the hospital on the Thursday (25th) only to find out that it was my amniotic sac. I had NO contractions and No labor pain, I did however have alot of pressure. I was fully dialated and was rushed to the OR where she was delivered Via c-section. She was breech. Chloee weighed 2lbs 6 oz and was 15" long...I wish you the best of luck with your pregnancy..
Hi All, it's been a little while since my original post. today, I'm 32 weeks and everything is looking good with our new little boy. he's measuring a little bigger than the doctors like, but i'm just thinking that he's going to be a big baby given the fact that I've passed the gestational diabetes tests and all our other tests have came back normal. our due date is 11/8 but I don't know that we are going to make it that far. My guess is the middle of October.
My pregnancy was back in 2009, so I don't know if the technology has gotten better, but I was told that delivering vaginally was not an option. Due to the fact that after ablation, the reduced lining can impact the placenta - if the placenta grows into the uterine wall or beyond, that can cause serious problems for mom (placenta acreta/percreta). Because of this, my ob said C-section was the only way to take baby out safely and look at the placenta. If it is stuck, they can remove it surgically while already in there. If it is stuck and you deliver vaginally, it can tear and cause dangerous bleeding. We were told that you can't see this on ultrasound...so, if the u/s technology is a lot better now, that's super! But, you might want to ask your ob just to be sure. I, too, was the only person in the practice to get pg after novasure. Its good to ask a lot of questions especially if the situation is new to everyone.
Wendy - the same thing happened to me, I started leaking at 30 weeks, my son was 6 weeks premature, weighed 4 lbs 1.5 oz. I will keep little Chloe in prayer - glad to hear she is doing so well!
So I had an EA in April 2010 for Heavy Bleading after having my son in October 2009. My OB tried to get me to have a hysterectomy, but I wasn't ready for that. After my EA I still have light periods like clockwork. My husband has been talking about the possibility of having another baby. I have mixed feelings, but would need to decide soon as I just turned 35. I have been reading the posts on this and have mixed feelings about them too. Every baby is a miracle. Why should I feel guilty for wanting to bring another child into this world? I am going to make an appointment with an OB just to get information. I don't have the resources for an extraordinary measures tomake it happen, so if it's not meant to be then it's not. I guess we'll see.
chaileesmom--Please post shortly after your delivery--I really want to hear how it goes.
Also I don't think the dialogue between my doctors and I is done yet, I am going to bring up the possibility of uterine rupture and placenta accreta and see what they think about it and me delivering vaginally. I have no problem having a c section.. The ultrasound technology I don't think is any better and I don't know if they have any idea on the thickness of my uterine wall. They did tell me from my last ultrasound that I have no previa and my placenta is in the right place. I am having a level 2 ultrasound in the comibng weeks. Will post more later..Simmom-- 21 weeks
It was definately scary thats for sure...Chloee was the smallest baby that survived that was delivered by my family doctor, her husband and the OBGYN. She is our little miracle baby hands down, she beat all the odds and is doing very well. She is 2 lbs 15 oz now and is 3 weeks born, her corrected age is 31 weeks...
I too had the c section due to the face she was breech, and incase I needed a hystorectomy due to the placenta not letting go. I know that my uterus had ALOT of scar tissue wich is probably why I went in so early...I count my blessings each day and I pray that my little girl gets to come home soon..... Good luck to all of you that are expecting....
i will keep everyone updated...my dr appt yesterday went ok...my blood pressure was a tad high and i have alot of swelling,which i had problems with my last 2 pregnancies also...so Doctor wants me back in Monday to discuss being induced since i am almost 39 weeks. So my lil bundle will be here next week =)
i've been doing research on having a baby after EA. im 38 and scared. I already have 2 wonderful girls that are 21 and 17. I had my EA back in 2004-2006 - pretty bad that my life has been so busy that I can't remember when I had the procedure and not to mention I'm not sure which procedure it was (getting medical records so I can find a high risk dr)... none the less i've been divorced and remarried to the most lovely man. he really wants another child. He has 3 of his own. they are grown. I'm so frightened. I really have researched and still haven't stopped doing research. We just moved to GA and do not know much about this state. I really want to make this happen and with everyone's postings I'm starting to feel much better. I want everyone to know that your input has helped me and probably many other mom's to be. You make a light at the end of the tunnel. I'm not sure what my next step is but I will keep everyone abreast. Happy Days to all the Mom's and Mom's To Be
Just had my 20 week scan - everything had been going great an i was very optomistic... unfortunately the news has been devastating -it looks like our baby has a rare and not compatable with life extra chromasome. This is not related to my thermal ablasion, we have just been so unlucky. An amnio was carried out and we should get the results back today or monday.
Its been a rollacoaster week - the amneo results came back normal so they were then looking at unknown chromasomne abnormalities - because i'm now 21 weeks they offered to start the termination proceedure before final results came back if we wished; based on how severe their findings were and what they indicated. to get our heads around this we asked for a final specialist scan to see for ourselves what we were dealing with.
The specialist re-checked everything (this was now our third scan in 5 days) We were then given her findings... she suspected baby was ok but has a bilateral cleft palet which was making it's other features seem distorted - Once again our emotions were in termoil, but our little bundle has been offered hope. We are having a 4D scan next Tuesday to give a clearer picture of things.
Our hopes and dreams were shattered last week, we now feel like we have just found out again we are expecting! Its a dream come true knowing our baby has a chance; We are not out of the woods but at least we can see a glimmer of light and hope.
Thanks for your thoughts of concern at this time.....X Deb
Today we are at 33 weeks. I went to the doc last Tuesday and was told that I have a bilobed placenta. After doing research, this is a rare condition and has it's on set of complications on top of being pregnant after an ablation. so I am doing research and will be discussing with my OB about having a c-section instead of delivering him naturally like my 2 older boys. which that will bring up a whole nother set of questions because my blood platlets dropped to the point during labor with my oldest kids to the point where I could not have an epidural as it could have caused complications during the labor/birth. the condition is call thrombocytopenia (?) so I am now wondering if we go the c section route, will I have to be completely knocked out? Other than these worries, our new little boy is doing fine and is very active at the moment. i have faith that the Good Lord will see us both safely through this and that he has a plan for us. Especially our new little given the fact that I was 19 weeks along before even finding out that i was pregnant. next doc appt is one week from today and will have another doppler ultrasound done next wednesday to check on everything. I will keep you all in my prayers and will update everyone when I get a chance next week.
I am being induced Friday the 23rd (39 weeks along)due to excessive swelling...my blood pressure has been fine the last 2 visits,so its just the swelling in my feet ,face and hands they are concerned about. I was induced early with my last child do to swelling also. But me and baby both are doing good. Still anticipate a vaginal birth.
oh deb im so pleased things are looking up ill pray for you hun im 20 weeks now and just seems like iv waited forever to get to tthis point iv got a growth scan in 3 weeks to check everything going ok i know its all just a waiting game for us all x bama you are doing so well hang in there girl im not familiar at all with a bilobed placenta so thats a new one to me hun i have an amniotic band which im hopin has disappeared by time i go for my next scan everything is such a worry for us on top of the ablasion but were fighting the odds thankgod i think alot of what i read on the net is to try and discourage people from having babies post ablasion and alot are worse casescenarios but stick in there xx wow chalieesmom 39 weeks wish i was that many weeks my consultant goin to del me early but dont know how early hopefully latest will be 38 weeks as i just want my baba here and be ok the weeks are really dragging but xmas is just around the corner and im sure time will fly for me xx good luck to you all and keep me postedxx
I'm currently 12 weeks 6 days. I've posted my story on here previously and am closely following the ladies on here. Thank You all so much for keeping us updated, it really helps.
I've been closely monitored for several months, even prior to pregnancy. I just switched from my RE to a high risk ob. He seems to just be doing a watch and wait. I see him once a month and get an ultrasound. I'm not sure if he should be doing more. What were some of the things your doctors did/are doing to monitor your pregnancy? Do you guys recommend anything? He's saying he may put me on meds to prevent early labor around 20 weeks. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I'm so nervous and want to make sure the right steps are being taken to ensure my safety, and that of my unborn baby.
Again, THANK YOU so much to the ladies who have kept us updated. The good and the bad important to know. You're efforts are greatly appreciated and have helped countless women in the same situation :0)
hey hun my high risk doc is putting me on 4 weekly growth scans to check everything going ok at this point its a waiting game hun im 20 weeks now and its took forever sleepless nights worrying every twinge i go straight to hospital and touch wood everythings been fine i invested in a doppler i know they are not for everyone but i swear by mine just to put my mind at rest every morning xx good luck and keep us posted xx
When I was pregnant, my doc did the same - monthly visits with ultrasound to peek in on him. They watched and measured his growth. Nothing else was done - I did go into labor early (30 weeks) and was given shots then to help lung development and hopefully delay labor which worked. He stayed put for 4 more weeks and delivered at 34 wks.
Just try to stay healthy, rest - don't overwork yourself - try not to stress and ask a lot of questions. Ask your docs about whether you are at risk for placenta acreta/percreta. I had neither and a few other moms who had healthy babies a couple years ago on this board were fine, too, but there were some who had trouble with this. It depends on how much lining you had left - if you had a decent amount of uterine lining, your placenta may be ok. If your lining was too thin, the placenta grabs onto whatever is behind it - uterine wall or beyond. If that is the case and you try to push the placenta out vaginally and it tears, you can have bleeding which can be quite dangerous. I wish the docs would read this blog - lots of good dialogue here! :)
Blessings to each of you and the little ones...Chaileesmom - peace be with you tomorrow as you deliver - praying for no complications and a healthy wee one!
Thank You ladies for your responses. Your input really helps, and is very reassuring.
I live 1.5 hours from the closest major hospital, and from my high risk ob. He asked me to get a doctor in my town to watch over me in between visits, but the docs here feel I'm too high risk to take on. We have a hospital here, but they are small and life flight all major cases out.
I will keep everyone updated on my situation, and would love to continue hearing about everyone's stories. I really wish some of the docs would read this forum, they would learn a lot.
Any updates? Chaileesmom--she should have delivered by now..
I will be 24 weeks on Monday, am going to University of Chicago to have a level two ultrasound. Hopefully baby's choroid plexus cysts are gone or they don't find anything else disturbing.. Everything else is fine/quiet. Baby boy is kicking me more and more. I'm sleeping up to 16 hours some days. Midnight shifts are kicking my butt. Will update this next week.
UPDATE.....my baby girl was born Sept 23rd at 9:05pm...she weighed 8lbs 7.2oz and waas 20 inches long and healthy as can be. They induced me at 8;30am. After being in labor all day and pushing for 2 hours..I was exhausted and her head wouldn't come down any further. So they did a csection and all went well. No problems!!!
as of tomorrow we'll be 35 weeks. I was in the hospital for tests Thursday and Friday as my platelets were down to 44k, which is below 1/2 of what a person is supposed to have. Saw a hematologist and he believes that I have ITP, which is an immune disorder where my antibodies attack my platelets and to counter that my body produces larger than normal platelets so they aren't used up as quickly. We will be doing a 3-4 week steroid treatment to boost my platelet levels where they are supposed to be. Once they are back up around the 100k level, we will go ahead and induce, which should put us around 39 weeks. If I were to go into labor today with my platelets low, I would not be able to have a epidural. Once we get the platelets back up to where they need to be, I can have one (which I really hope to be able to have since I wasn't able to with my 2 oldest boys). The Perinatal doc does not foresee an issue with delivering a bi-lobed placenta naturally. right now it's not in a accreta (?)position nor is there a vesa placenta (?) (where the vessel runs outside and covers the cervix. My BP was up a couple of days last week, but the doc and I attributed that to the fact that I have been fighting a sinus infection for the better part of a couple weeks and was taking Sudafed along with it. BP was fine while in the hospital and has still been looking good since. As always, look forward to y'alls updates and holding all in my prayers.
Congrats on your baby girl! I'm so glad everything went well, and that you are well. I hope you have a super speedy recovery and that you and baby continue to do well. I'm very happy for you :) Thank You for the update.
Congrats chaileesmom and hope you are enjoying your sweet baby girl! I am so happy your labor and delivery was a such a success.
I had my level 2 ultrasound today and the chorid plexus cysts are gone, no other abnormalities were found. My baby is growing well and is a bit bigger than average for 24 weeks, and it is definitely a boy (double confirmation--more dangly bit pictures)..I am still going to have regular ultrasounds every 4 weeks. Now I am mostly worried about delivery. I am going to have a list of questions ready for my next appointment so I don't forget anything..Being a nurse and being pregnant after ablation is like torture and it is very hard to be worry free when you know all the risks and you hope that your ob doctor does too, I go to a group and some of the doctors seem to realize them and others act like everything is no big deal.
Bama- 4 week countdown has begun for you-keep us updated too.
I completly agree with you, it is also a tough decision for you all.I have been told this may happen to me, but as yet i havent fallen pregnant...,,.
Having other children too you have to consider them too.,!!!
If you hav had a tough time in the pass i thin i would have to agree with you.
Good luck whatever you decide x
I really hope this all works out for you all, fingers crossed x
I met a new partner in 2008 and we have been trying since march, but i havent caught yet, but we are chilled about it all.
Had a Microwave ablation back in 2004 so a long time ago, i hardly have a period now, but we are happy,but it would be nice to have a child together.
Good luck and keep in touch xxx
i had an ablation in early 2007 but u guessed it by sept 2007 i was pregnant ,i was advised not go ahead with it but i did if u have good doctor they will monitor u every other week the biggest problem they said was the placenta might have nowher to attach to. good luck hope all goes well i have a very healthy 3yr old boy.
Since my last update we received confirmation that our baby had abnormalities, the 'bonding' 4D scan revealed serious defects within babys brain. an mri scan confirmed this to a very severe degree. Our baby would not be able to survive outside the womb we therefore had to arrange delivery.
we were faced with all the risks of a full term delivery (I was 23 weeks 3 days), i had a bulge in my uterous, which could've ruptured, and they could not predict what problems the placenta would present. We opted for a hysterotomy (like a c section but before 24 weeks).
Our beautiful baby boy Zach, was delivered last wednesday at 11:27 am, he weighed 1lb 4 oz. I lost 2 litres of blood and needed a transfusion of 2 units, the placenta was deeply attached and had i not been under general anasthetic i would have required an emergency operation. Zach is going for genetic testing and an autopsy to try and discover what caused his conditions.
We have been advised not to attempt further pregnancies, its an awful place to be in - my body was doing so well and i'm sure we would have had a healthy delivery had baby been well - the additional complication is that i now have a futher scar in my uterous due to the hysterotomy. I am healing daily and have tremendous support from my partner who has been a rock throughout.
There can be life after a thermal ablasion, only this time for me, it wasn't meant to be. Good Luck to you all XX
I am so sorry for your loss. I had chills while reading your post. You have been through so much, and such a tragic loss, and I'm so sorry you had to go through all of this. I hope that your recovery, both physically and mentally, is a smooth one. I know it takes time to recover from such a loss, but venting to others can sometimes go a long way it helping you. I'm glad you have such an awesome support in your partner, that can sometimes be the best support you can have.
Please keep us updated on how you are doing, and what the tests say.
Best of wishes to you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss :(
It's been a week since my last update. On 10/4, I was at 35 weeks and my water broke. after 49 hours of labor, CT was born on 10/6. He weighed 6 lb 2 oz and was 18 inches long. this is a good size for a 35 week baby but he is in the NICU at the moment. the docs did not want to do a c-section unless absolutely necessary due to my low platelets however this is the route we had to go. My body would not go past 3 cm dilated. In order to minimalize the blood loss, they cut from the belly button down instead of the bikini cut. Since this is my only c-section, this doesn't feel great at all. I also had my tubes tied while they were in there so there is no chance of getting pregnant again. CT is perfect, now we just wait until he gets the sucking reflex going on so he can come home. we are working with his nurses daily on nursing from a bottle and a pacifer. It's slow progress but hopefully he can come home soon. as always, keeping each and everyone one of you in my prayers,
your baby will do fine, The NICU units are great. I had an ablation in 2007 and gave birth to my daughter at 27 weeks 6 days. She has been in the NICU since Aug 25 and I am happy to say that we are going to bring her home finally. We have had a tough road and prayed that all would turn out. I wish you the best of luck. A for the sucking, he will grasp it very quickly...its their nature :)
Thanks for the update, even though your delivery was not completely as you had hoped, I think considering the circumstances it sounded like it went well. Hope you feel better every day and your little boy makes fast progress.--I am sure he will be able to come home soon.
hi just an update i still have the amniotic band but my little man is quite happy at 24 weeks just very squashed to the left side of me but doing well measuring exact for his dates i have my glucose test on 8th nov see what outcome that has as my bmi still going up too much and see my new consultant on wed at 9am so will update again then good luck to everyone and keep us posted xx
another update felt ill all friday morning by 8 in the evening my waters broke been in hospital all weekend having steroid injections for babas lungs and antibiotics to stop any infection the hospital are trying to get me a few more weeks to try and mature baba a little bit more we are hanging in there and up to now had no contractions just slight tightenings x im home this evening on strict rest just not even blinking and have twice weekly visits to the pregnancy assesment units for prodding poking testing blood work and urine scanss and growth measurements im just praying we make it to 28 weeks x ill keep everyone updated xx
Hello, I am 43 years old and had a ablation in 2006 and have learned that I am about 4 weeks pregnant. I have seen a Doc who said that we will have to take it week by week. However I must say that I am scared to death. I really want this baby. I have decided not to end this pregnancy I am counting on my faith we get us though this. However the Doc did say that I am high risk due to my age and my history. I have been doing research and this is the only site that I have found that had positve information and stories. Thank God. reading your stories has helped. I did have to go to the ER last night due to bleeding and a little pain, the ER doc said that at this time my blood levels were good and that my cervix was still closed so he didnt think that I was having a misscariage at this time. But to see my Doc in 48 hours for another blood test
Hello ladies, my name is Rosana, 42 years old, mother of 3 girls and 1 boy. After get anemic for so much bleeding on my periods, 11 months ago I got a Thermal Balloon
Endometrial Ablation. Yesterday after being tired of feeling sick and nauseated and just to prove my husband wrong I took a home pregnancy test, and for my surprise IT WAS POSITIVE. We always look to get pregnant so always after a positive test I was running on the house happy and yelling, this is the first time that I just seat on the toilet for a long 10 minutes before react. I just got back from the doctor, and because of my age and all the possible complications they got me a rush ultrasound and I got the first picture of my bundle of joy. I am 9 weeks and 1 day pregnant. I didn’t know, I still have my lights periods and actually I am having a brownish spotting for the last 2 weeks. The baby looks good, strong heart beat, so far on this early weeks not sign of any problem, even so it is very early to see anything else. I never though to be on this journey, the first thing that the doctor ask me was if I want to terminate the pregnancy, my answer was NO. I couldn’t deal with it. As long the baby is ok, I will keep going; I will take one day at the time. I AM SO HAPPY TO FOUND THIS SITE. It is the only site that actually you can find ladies that are going trough the same situation. Some stories are heartbreaking, some are hopeful… I take them all, they get me ready for the best or worst. I will post at least once a week to share my part. 9 weeks down, 31 more to go…. My best wishes to all… =).
I was 43 when I had our baby boy - had ablation a few years back for the same reasons - anemia, etc. Patrick is now 2 years old, my older 4 kids adore him...hang in there and think positive! I will be praying for you and your little ones. Keep updating...blessings to you both!
Congrats to the new mommies - miracle babies for sure! :) So happy to hear about healthy babies and happy moms!
Thanks so much. I am so happy to hear that there are been healthy little ones. I live in Pensacola Fl and its a pretty small area however we do have a great Childerns hospital here. I have only seen my doc once at this point. I never thought that I could get pregnant. And on top of all things I just droped my health insurance at work because my husband is leaving for the Army bootcamp Oct 13. So I let the insurance go!!! Who knew right) We have not told anyone in our family due to the fact that I know that they will not be suportive at all. So at this time its just him and I. How did you guys get though this? I have so many question. Where you able to still work? Will I have to go on bed rest? Did you have to take meds while you where pregnant? I feel so lost. But on a great note I have not had any bleeding today. I do go see the doc this Fri for a ultrasound.
Nuttybean - Please keep us updated on your condition. I'm hoping they're able to keep you pregnant for several more weeks. I'm sorry you're going through all of this, please take care of yourself.
Lovebug68 and Caciopia - Congrats on your pregnancies! It is a scary time, but as long as you have a good high risk doctor watching you, you may have a good chance. I had spotting here and there in the first trimester, so they put me on prometrium. I had beta HCG tests and progesterone tests done weekly, along with ultrasounds...for the first two months. I was kept on prometrium until 12 weeks. I am not on bed rest, but I am on "take it easy" rest. This means I need to lay down, or sit down, as much as possible. Not push myself too hard working, cleaning, shopping, or anything. When I feel uncomfy, chill out. Drink lots and lots of fluid.
I have done tons and tons of research in my attempt towards keeping my baby healthy. Finding an awesome high risk OB was key. He checks me all the time, runs all kinds of tests, and just keeps me well informed. I also did a lot of research on eating foods that help increase the stability of the placenta and lining, and the pregnancy in general. Doc says he's seen a good change. Cut down on sugars too, that's not good for the lining.
I am still very scared, and freak out over every little pain and twinge...but hopefully things will work out. I'm 17 weeks 4 days now. I get a 3D U/S on Friday to see the baby and hopefully find out what we're having. I also bought a fetal doppler so I can listen to the baby at home, this helps calm my fears sometimes.
Good Luck to you all. Please keep us updated on your conditions.
Lovebug- for me, it was a pretty normal pregnancy the first 2 trimesters. Lots of ultrasounds to make sure baby was growing and that the placenta was in the right place. I was high risk due to age and ablation so they peeked in on him a lot. I think I overdid my physical activity in the 3rd trimester because my water broke early and I did end up on bedrest and premature delivery. I think you can go about things as normal, but don't over do it. Rest when you can and let others lift the heavy stuff. ;) I didn't have to take any meds, did end up with gestational diabetes but I think that was more my age than the ablation. So glad your bleeding has subsided. Let us know how the u/s goes on Friday...I had my first one at 7 weeks - it was amazing to see that heartbeat so strong so early!
When is your husband active duty? You should have military coverage day one as his dependent. (We were airforce for many years!) One day at a time - every baby is a blessing!
M - Let us know how your u/s goes on Friday as well! Sounds like you have found a lot of great info that wasn't out there a couple years ago... wish I had known all of that.
N - Saying prayers for you and your little one - I hung on for 4 weeks after my water broke in the hospital - its hard to be there, but every day is a huge success for baby. Praying for you both! Keep us updated when you can!
Thanks so much for the information. Guess I better stop the ice tea and sodas. haha. Can you please tell me more on your research on the foods that are good for the placenta? And I will be thinking and saying a prayer for you for for ultrasound on Friday.
Patchmom: jason leaves Oct 13. At this point we have not taold the Army about the baby. I was afraid that they may not let him in because we already have 2 kids. So I am really not sure how to handle this. Thank you for keeping me in your paryers as I will do the same for you and your little one.
There were so many different foods, I can't remember them all. Just do a search for naturally increasing uterine lining and placenta. Also, the search for naturally increasing progesterone will help. That's what they put you on to prevent miscarriages anyways, might as well get it naturally. Most of the food was very easy to add to my diet. Cherries, seeds of all sorts, nuts, whole wheat, salmon, red meats, etc. One of the big things is cutting out sugar as much as possible b/c it is bad for your lining. Drink lots and lots of water. Avoid the "fake" sugars because new research has linked it to all kinds of yucky stuff w/ the baby. If I can find the list I made, I will post it. My computer must be pregnant too and is having some mood swings and won't let me find my own files, lol.
There are natural supplements you can take before you get pregnant to increase your lining, but I stopped taking them as soon as I found out I was pregnant.
I saw a specialist for 6 months prior to trying to getting pregnant. He said that all the stuff I had done had really helped my uterus and the lining. Once I became pregnant, they put me on prometrium (progesterone) as a precautionary step b/c I had very light spotting. It is normal to spot in your first trimester, but given my high risk, they weren't taking any chances.
Again, I'll see if I can find the list I made and post it. I took it w/ me to the grocery store every time to make sure I got as much of the stuff as I could handle eating, lol. Good Luck! I'll be sure to post my U/S results on Friday :)
hi everyone stilll hanging on to baba im due an mri scan tom see where baby is as he in what they call a septated uterus it joins in the middle because of scar tissue due to the ablasion he is stuck at the top of my uterus and his cord is at the bottom so bed rest and hospital to seee if they can get me to 28 weeeks and ill def be havin a c section old style as baba stuck and no way of getting out otherwise, ill keep everyone posted on what happens tom the hosp im in at min dont loook after babies born before 30 weeks so will be being transferred to a larger hosp tom after the scan xx
I would like to know what websites you have gone on to find info about taking over the counter meds to help your lining get thicker. I had my ablation in 2009 and I started to get my period light after going to IVF with my ex. I am now with someone who I would love to have a child with. I'm starting to look at what I can do on my own to help the process before I go back to IVF doctor.
I don't think we're allowed to post other sites on here. However, I've found the info I used, and it worked.
A bromelain tablet with every meal would be the way to go. Good nutritional oils from omega 3, 6, and 9's. A good B-complex will enhance things as well. Antioxidants of all varieties, Green tea, Alpha lipoic acid, Vitamin C, resveratrol (a component of red wine), pycogenol, Vitamin E, and Selenium.
I didn't use the Selenium and pycogenol. and alpha lipoic acid. Some of these aren't found in basic stores, but I did find them at a vitamin store. I did the research on each one and if I found even one negative thing about them in regards to pregnancy, I didn't take them. They are all good for your lining, and using them as a combo is more beneficial than alone, but bromelain and reservatrol were the ones that came up in many of the studies. The omega's also came up a lot.
Eat foods that contain psytoestrogens:
Beans- soy, split peas, millet, lentils, lima beans, chickpeas, black eyed peas, navy beans, red beans, mung bean sprouts.
Grains and Seeds- barley, brown rice, oats, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds.
Veggies- celery, beets, bok choy, broccolli, cauliflower, carrots, cucumbers, mushrooms, brussel sprouts, seaweeds of all kinds, squash, tomatoes,
Fruits- apples, cherries, pears, plums, prunes.
Herbs- ginger, hops, oregano, red raspberry, sage, thyme, tumeric, cloves.
Don't eat the peas though, they're a natural contraceptive. They help the lining, but not good if you're actually trying to conceive.
Avoid sugar as much as possible, and overly processed foods. Those have a very negative effect on your lining.
It took me about a month before I started to see results.
Hello how is everyone? Hope everyone is ok, or managing trough the day... =)). I did say that I was going to post at least once a week on the site, but I foung myself comming to see your sharing almost every day.... I gues it helps me to be less anxious... Yesterday I got my first "official" ob visit, everything looks normal, uterus is soft and close, and the dr. foud that the spotting that I am having is because I have a very large Polip attach on the lower part of my uterus, she explain this is what is causing the spotting, not the pregnancy, there is not bleeding from inside of the uterus, this is a great news for me, it is very tricky to be affraid to watch the toilet paper after you clean yourself.... =)) My regular ob will see me on 4 weeks, but a High Risk OB will see me on 10 days, both of them will keep watching the process. Sometimes I feel lower pain, and I freak out, but I try to think... I was pregnant (without knowing) and I cut the grass several times, I stay on my knees trying to give the floors a semi deccent clean, and I re-arrange all the furniture of my living room, alll this by myself, and my bundle of joy stood there, holding on, fithing for his place. I guess this one came to stay... =))))))) I AM 9 WEEKS, 4 DAYS AND HOLDING ON.... Best wishe to all, greattings from the mountains of pa.
I am about 4 ot 5 weeks now and have been spotting onand off all week. However this am it is a little heaver. I called the Doc and spoke to the RN who said that he would see me in the am after me ultrasound. I'm not passing any big clotts(just every small one's) and am not having any pain. Has this happned to anyone else. One minute I feel like everything is going to be ok the next I can't stop crying.!!!
hi just another update im home and just waiting to see what happens next im not dialated so thats a good thing i have antibiotics to take for 10 days and 2 ultra sounds and blood checks twice a week at the hospital my mri yesterday showed no sign of the placenta being attached to any walls or muscles which is a plus and baba is a little restricted but is still moving and there is still amniotic fluid around him so not in any danger i just hope i cold hold off the labour at least until babas is 28 weeks then his chances go up to 90% im currently at 25 +1 so please pray and keep your fingers crossed for my little miracle boy xxx
so happy to see your update! praying for your little one. that is all really good news. it sounds like they are doing the same thing they did when my water broke, except they put me in the hospital on bedrest instead of at home. i'm glad you get to be home with your family! take it slow! :) keep us updated as you can. God bless!
Had my U/S this am. They put me at 6 weeks and I even got to hear the babys heart beat. I have to say that was music to my ears. I am still bleeding a little and the doc cant really say why. But he did say that everything looks good. I go back in 4 weeks, and at that point I will start to see the high risk doc.The Doc told me that I am the first patient that they have had that has gotten pregnant after a E/A. That's pretty scary!! I hope all the other Moms are doing well and I will keep you all in my prayers.
I'm glad to hear the updates today are good news. Ladies, please keep us updated on your progress :)
I had my 3D ultrasound today and its a GIRL! This one was just for fun, but I still breathe a sigh of relief every time I get to see her. The tech did say that she has a great amount of fluid, so that's good. She was stubborn, but finally lets us have a brief peek at her gender. At least she's a lady, lol.
I have a medical level II ultrasound in two weeks. This one will be serious and will tell me how my placenta is doing, how the baby is doing, etc. I just needed some "fun" with all the worry that comes with this pregnancy.
Please keep us updated on your progress, its nice to have this bond with others who have gone through the process, and who are currently going through it.
I am currently 15 weeks and 3 days and found out yesterday I am having a girl. I had an ablation in August of 2010. This pregnancy was not planned at all but I believe everything happens for a reason and God has given me this blessing. With that I have faced many complications in the 10 weeks I have known...many trip to the ER with bleeding and large blood clots. Of the doctors I have saw many suggested abortion because with decreased blood flow to the uterus the baby can experience affects from this. I am now teamed up with 2 of the greatest doctor in the world. They both understand my wanting to keep the baby...but are practical with letting me know the risk of this. We started steroid shots yesterday which will continue weekly for the next 6 weeks, and bi-weekly ultra sounds to monitor her growth. I am excited but yet very scared because as the doctor has said I am fighting everyday for this baby's life. Our goal is to carry her to 28-30 weeks.Once her growth does not measure up to the weeks I am she will be born via C-section with a hysterectomy following because the placenta is attached to my muscle in my uterus. Everyday brings new challenges but with God ALL things are Possible....Praying for a safe delivery and healthy babies for all~
Contgrats on your little girl. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I also belive that all things are possible though God! I had my E/A in 2006 and was not planning on anymore kids. I am now 43. At this point I am 6 weeks and have been bleeding everyday. The doc says at this point I am not misscarring. We did get to hear the heart beat yesterday. I will start to go the the hight risk in doc in about 4 weeks. I guess I feel like my doc is not bening as pro active as I would like. I am going to hang in there till I see the hight risk doc.
Hope all the other Moms and their litttle ones are doing well.
I am 42 yo and had cryoablation 2 years ago for heavy periods. Have been getting a fairly regular period ever since, albeit much lighter. Doctor warned I could still get pregnant but that it can be very dangerous. We started off using protection but then honestly, we just got lazy about it. Actually, we haven't used any formal birth control since having my daughter 13 1/2 years ago! I also have a son who just turned 16! Yikes.
Even though I was not at all interested in having another child at this point in my life, I found out this past Sunday that I was 5 1/2 wks pregnant per Ultrasound. I was spotting very lightly for a couple of weeks so I did an EPT just to rule that out. Boy was I shocked when it read +. Bloodwork and US match up and thankfully Embryo is attached to the Uterine lining.
My reg Gyn said my Prog level is somewhat low and normally they would supplement at this point but the high risk OB didn't suggest it because nature may be taking it's course. Kind of a scary thing to trust him on. Has anyone had any experience with this?
Lovebugg68----looks like we are in the same boat! Of course, now that I have a baby growing inside of me I would be devastated if anything happened. But I am at peace that it is what it is and God is in Control!
I remember being tested for progesterone and my ob telling me that they might have to supplement - what was the high risk doc's tone? Nature's course - does he mean that it wasn't low enough to worry or that if you leave it alone, you'll miscarry and then that's that? If your regular ob thinks you should supplement, maybe you might want a second opinion from a different high risk doc who wants to help keep this child viable.
I think so many of us are the only case that our ob has seen with this particular situation - It is so important to have a doc that supports you fully in your decision to have this baby.
Keep asking questions and make sure you feel good about who is taking care of you and your child. I actually never used a high risk doc. My ob told me that he would take care of me until he couldn't and he was so supportive and straight with me that we just trusted him. Everything turned out great - it wasn't perfectly easy, but baby and I are healthy - I hope you find the answers you need - praying for you and your tiny one.
I see the high risk OB for the first time on Wed...day after tomorrow. My GYN gave me the recommendation to not supplement based on what the high risk OB suggested. You bring up a good point about Nature's course - I need to ask that question specifically....whether or not the progesterone levels are pregnancy sustainable as the are.Thank you for your input. I really appreciate it.
Hello everyone, hope all the moms and bundles of joy are doing good. Today I get 10 weeks and 3 days. No spotting for the last 3 days... that is good, If I didn't know all the posibles complications I could say that this is another regular pregnancy for me so far. I will have my first appoiment with the High Risk OB on 7 days, will see how that goes. Happy all moms are doing the most posible for the babies.... =) My best wishes for all, and here is something that my mother used to tell me and I became to beleive to: If it doesn't feel right.... provably it isn't. listen to your body, it is always a good way to go. =)))
I am so glad that I have stumbled upon these posts. My DH and I are trying to conceive. I had a hydro ablation in 2004. My US showed that my lining is 3mm. I know that it is still thin, but there is hope...right? I will go back Nov. 10th to see what my doctor will say. If she will not help, I will go to a fertility specialist. Any suggestions?
An endometium lining of 7 mm is needed for inplantation..At 3mm that is less than half. If your doctor has any brains she/he will advise you not to try to conceive at this time. There are no scientifically proven ways of increasing endometrial lining thickness..only half baked theories. Read these posts..alot of us have had negative outcomes too from accidentallly getting pregnant or otherwise. Some of us have been lucky to have some sort of "normal" pregnancy, but the risk is real and scary. The doctor says my baby is fine but my delivery may be the hard part as I risk rupture and placenta accreta. I worry about this pretty much every day..
Update-I made 28 weeks..My doctor says to cut back on my salt and that I have gained to much weight.. 29 pounds. I have to have an ultrasound this week and a dietician consult. My ankles are huge and my feet look like Frankensteins, the baby is on my sciatic nerve and I can't feel the lateral half of my right thigh and have a shooting pain up the back of my left thigh and butt when I lift my leg to dress or get in bed. Doctor says this is normal and I don't need to cut back my work schedule. My level 2 ultrasound shows no defects, the chorid plexus cysts are also gone. Doctor says the goal is still full term, vaginal delivery.
I worried every day about rupture and placenta accreta as well, we had lots of conversations about the "worst case scenario". My OB told me that if I had a c-section, there would be no rupture because I wouldn't be trying to push the placenta out. If it was stuck, they could remove it while already in there with little to no risk whatsoever. I would have much rather had a vaginal birth, but my OB gave me no choice. He basically said risk free vs. high risk - no real choice involved. Based on your concern about accreta and rupture, you could request a c-section and take all of that worry away. There is still the chance that you could have a "stuck placenta" that would result in perhaps a hysterectomy, but at least it wouldn't be urgent while hemorrhaging.
Sorry for all of the discomfort! 29 lbs doesn't sound so bad. ;) So glad the baby looks so perfect! Great news!
still goin to hospital twice weekly for blood work and scans but beany hangin in there no signs of infection so doc quite happy to leave me be this week lets see what he says friday as this may all change so dramatically im feelin ok still loosing alot of fluid but last scan showed some fluid still around baby so he doin ok and still quite happy in there xxx
I have requested a c-section but my ob doctor is very arrogant and she talks around any mention of elective c section. She says that if I deliver vaginally and part of the placenta is stuck in there that they willl use a balloon tamponade to stop the bleeding and then there are other procedures that are less invasive. She says she has read nothing about increased risk of uterine rupture and if my uterus can support a full term baby its not a concern. She says a c-section will be done if its an emergency and if the placenta is attached they will take out my uterus. I just found out yesterday that due to my crappy HMO I can't see the doctor I want so its her, or the doctor who did my ablation (I am seeing him in two weeks but do you honestly think he wants to go anywhere near my uterus again--even I would expect him to say no to being my ob) or another doctor whom I saw once with my second child who I remember as being a jerk (but actually I will go see him for my 32 week appointment if I can for his opinion). I also found out that instead of a two hospital choice I am down to one and only one---it is the Catholic hospital and I was hoping to avoid letting the Catholic doctrine affect my reproductive health again. If I opted for the perinatologist the only one my insurance says I can see is in the city of Chicago which was an hour one way. So I am stuck. Either I give up control and let them do what they want or I keep stressing and fighting and seeing any other OB I can.
So yes the baby is fine--but I am scared this delivery may result in me not being so "fine".. Having ultrasound at 1 pm today--apparently crappy insurance does not mind paying for ultrasounds.
Wow...it isn't enough you have complications with the pregnancy, you have to deal with all of the politics. :( Sorry. If it helps at all, my ob was the same one who did the ablation - he was so supportive. I did tons of research about ablation and Catholic doctrine and the results of the pregnancy and possible outcomes... None of what you are dealing with is against any Church teaching (well, except tubaligation if you were considering that)...but the ablation is ok, resulting hysterectomy is also not an issue. If you are already going to see other docs in the coming weeks, it wouldn't hurt to ask their opinion about c-section and possible accreta. There was a woman on this board in 09 who nearly bled out trying to deliver vaginally. So much easier to go in and SEE if there is accreta and deal with it than wait for it. Your concerns are very valid. I know some have been successful in delivering vaginally, I'm just going on what I learned. Your OB may not have researched much, you can google it and find plenty of warnings. If she's arrogant, she probably thinks she has this all figured out. Good luck at the next appointment...I hope the docs start listening to you - I've said it before, but oh how I wish the docs would read this board - for years now women have described their unique experiences with this - someone needs to write a paper for the journals! :) God Bless
Hello all. I am 32 & exactly 1 yr post ablation & I am 5 wks pregnant. I had a test done in May & they said it was not at all possible without removing scar tissue & surprise. I have 6 yr old twins & a 3 y/o. My amazing boyfriend is by my side. We are very hesitant to share the news with anyone at this point. The excitement is battlling the stress of the high risk preg. I am trying to get into a high risk OB. Other than constant nausea I feel good.
Like someone else said, God has dealt us this card & we will love this baby as we do my other 3 (with my exhusband).
Congrats !!! I know how you feel. I am 7 weeks pregnant. I had a E/A in 2006 and am 43. Another baby was not in our plan. Hoever God did. There is alot of stress with this type of pregancy. I have good day when I feel like everything will be ok and than I have those day were all I do is cry. I have had problems with bleeding and passing clotts but at this time the doc says the baby is ok. I go back for another U/S on the 28. At first we didnt tell family either. We just told some this past week and I have to say that has help with some of the stress. I dont have to hold it in I can now vent when I need to.o just think about that. Please just us updated!!! I will keep you in my prayers!!!
I am 40 almost 41 and just found out I am pregnant. I am not sure how far along and will know more on the 14th. I had an ablation in July of 2009 and continued to still have some period after it. My periods have gotten worse and just when I was considering another ablation I found out I was pregnant. I am nervous but going to take this one step at a time. I am glad I found this forum and so many have shared their stories.
Hello ladies, happy to see good news, and welcome to the new moms to be... Today I am 11 weeks and 1 day.... =)))))) I have my first appoinment with the High Risk OB on wednesday, I am ansious to go... I see that so many moms are having problems on find support with their ob, I just hope for the best. I have very good days, where I feel relly good and I start to do regular staff on the house... and them I feel some pain and even if is a normal pregnancy pain I just freak out and seat for the rest of the day... I try not to worry much, but it is a bit difficult sometimes. I got the feeling this is going to be the longest pregnancy ever.... I will share on wendsday after the high risk visit, best wishes for all...
Just called my OB's office and requested an ultrasound before my appt on the 14th and they scheduled me in. That is relaxing my mind and nerves a bit. I will soon know when peanut is due to come to the world and where the baby is positioned. Just thought I would post my news. I will let everyone know what the doc has to say at my appt.
I am wondering for any of the moms that are later in maternal age....are you considering the genetic testing? We have been contemplating it but there are risks and there are risks to my pregnancy..UGH!!
I am a newbie here. I am 42 yrs old and had an Ablation ten years ago for heavy bleeding. I have been told all my adult life that I can't have children. After divorcing two years ago, I am in a wonderful relationship with a man I dearly, dearly love. We have just found out I am five weeks prenant. We are quite excited, but also very frightened at the risk of complications due to our age and in regards to the ablation. I have not had any break-thru bleeding, no nausea, and only very, very mild discomfort in the way of slight cramping. The ablation did not rid me of my periods. Made them lighter but they still came every month and usually a day or two out of my period was heavier than the other days. I am hoping and praying that I have enough lining left to nourish our baby and provide him with what he needs to develop normally. I'm ready to share our good news with others while my bf is more hesitant since there's no guarantee I will be able to carry full term. It is very helpful to hear some of the stories on this blog. There is not much encouraging information out there on this topic. Most info is dismal.
So, how long did everyone wait to share their good news?
I will continue to read up on everyone. I hope all goes well and please say a prayer for our baby.
I was wondering something from you and any other women on here...did you take prenatals or vitamins before you found out you were pregnant? I am not good at taking mine and barely ever did. I eat pretty healthy but not always foods rich with folic acid. I didn't think I could have anymore babies so I wasn't concerned about my intake. Now I am freaking out. :( I go on Monday to find out how far along I am and such...wish me luck!!
Congrats on your baby news!! We decided to share our news with everyone the day we found out. We figured that if people knew, our family and friends then if something did go wrong they would be there to support us. Having all that just between you two can cause stress and I am trying to eliminate stress as much as I can. Good luck with everything and keep us posted!!
Firemedic713: I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you're able to take some time for yourself, and that you have plenty of support around you as you go through this hard time. Please take care of yourself.
ExcitedinBaltimore: I waited ten weeks to tell people, and the only reason I told that soon was b/c the lab tech knew some people I knew and started to spread the news. I think w/o an ablation, most people wait about 10-12 weeks. It was hard not telling people, but I personally didn't want to make things public and drag others who care about me through the rollercoaster w/ me. Now they're still all worried, but I have been able to give them some hope with more knowledge.
Mollzes: I started to take prenatals 3 months prior to trying to conceive. I have to gag them down, but they're super important. Some studies have even linked them to a reduced change of miscarriage, and a significant decrease in SpinaBifida. I'd say they're worth it. We already carry so many other risks w/ these pregnancies.
Also, I was given the option to do the genetic testing. I opted out b/c the risks scared me. Apparently the risks are pretty low now, but the results don't have a very high accuracy. At least not high enough to be worth any further risk. My doc said he was okay w/ me not doing any of the testing at this point. I think everyone weighs the risks differently, I'm just so scared already. Even a 2% added chance of miscarriage was too much for me.
To all the other ladies going through this, please keep us updated. I check these posts every day and am always eager to hear how everyone is doing. We're all here to support each other.
There are so many ladies on here now, what do you guys think about starting our posts w/ our info? For example. Gestation and age? Or something like that? Example for me: 19 weeks 4 days, 32 or just gestation? Your personal stories are still important, but I love to see progress on dates b/c I lose track, lol.
I have my level II ultrasound this Thursday. I am pretty nervous. This ultrasound will tell me how well the placenta is attached (in theory), where it is attached (even though doc says its on top already), if the baby is developing well, if there are any concerns, etc. And for fun, maybe they can verify that its a girl. I will also bombard my doc w/ the usual questions about delivery. He still feels I can do a VBac w/ no issues, as long as the placenta doesn't show any abnormal growth. He'll also discuss possible meds I can take to help ensure the pregnancy progresses well. I think he's ready to strangle me b/c I do tons of research, and then come into my appt with a million theoretical questions...just in case, lol.
Firemedic--thank you thank you for being brave and posting the outcome of your pregnancy. I am so sorry for your loss..
Mightyme-- I had the testing but just for peace of mind and to be prepared mentally for the future if the baby did have defects. Yeah I always have lots of theoretical things to talk about with my doctor too, I'm sure she isn't thrilled to see me coming. But her office always calls me with every test and ultrasound result and anything else they want me to go do.
I am 29 weeks pregnant.. still holding on.. I have ginormous swollen feet and ankles, a numb right thigh, and groin pain (now I waddle). Working full time nights as a nurse in a nursing home is getting almost ridiculous. I just came off three nights in a row. I get tonight off and go back for two more before my weekend off. I spend way to much time thinking about my delivery, and I know that worrying is bad for the baby, but with my hormones right now I can't really help it. Next appointment I plan to ask my doctor about what needs to be done if I need a possible blood transfusion. Will post next week after my 30 week appt.
I wasn't trying to conceive. I was pretty under the assumption that I couldn't get pregnant and had just come to terms with it all. I am just going to try to relax and whatever will be will be. I have not made any decisions on whether I will do genetic testing. I guess I will talk to the doctor and maybe have them run the bloodwork that can show some markers and wait for my ultrasound that will reveal more and see if further testing is necessary.
So I go on Monday to have my first ultrasound and my first appt. I will let everyone know what happens after it. Thanks for the support.
This forum really helped me. I had my ablation in 2009 and have my tubes tied. I have had irregular periods ever since. I haven't had one in about 4 months, i figure it's normal. Breasts swell... I ignore it. Cramps and back aches.... I blame the mattress. I have recently could not deny the symptom of i'm getting a belly and it's obvious. took a home test it's positive. I am scared to death of all the side effects, I see the doctor monday.
i have 3 beutiful boys and have been through a very messy divorce and have FINALLY met the man I have always wished to meet!! I have had an oblation and want to get pregnant what do I do to help this???????????????
Hello everyone. I had my level II (the normal ultrasound at 20 weeks to see how baby is measuring and to see how things look medically) yest. The doctor said that everything is looking great so far. He did talk to me about watching out for the early contractions b/c I had a previous history of pre-term labor, but since it ended in a term delivery, he's just going to watch. I have one more appt in a month, and then we are going every two weeks from there. He's still confident that I can delivery vaginally, but I am still weighing the risks.
The only issue is that I may have a hernia. I have this little ball that hurts on my right side, near the pubic bone. He said it looked like a hernia that couldn't be treated until after delivery.
The ultrasound showed that she is measuring well and is very healthy. I am 20 weeks today, and she is measuring at 20 weeks 4 days. The lining and the sac look great. I did get my confirmation that she is a girl. It is a relief that everything looks good to them, but I still worry every day about this pregnancy. I know how quickly things can go wrong. I'm taking it easy, and not pushing myself too hard. I've had some pretty low emotional lows lately, but that may just be the hormones. I'm not used to being so inactive and its hard on me. I know that sounds ridiculous b/c I am so grateful to be pregnant, but that doesn't mean that having to sit all my normal activities out isn't a bit isolating sometimes. Otherwise, all is great! I'm feeling her move around, and use my doppler to listen to her when I start to freak out a bit.
Hope everyone is doing well. Please keep us updated on your progress, whether you need to for support, or for a good update :) We're all here for each other.
Glad to hear your ultrasound went so well. Keep us posted on how you and your little baby girl is doing.
I go today for my ultrasound and my first OB appointment. I of course have all kinds of fears that are running through my mind. I probably won't stop until I get to see the little heartbeat on the monitor and my baby. I will let you all know what happens.
Hello, how are you today? Regarding to the vitamins... I didn't took any before pregnancy, I wasn't trying to get pregnant, and I found out that I was around 8 and some weeks, so I start to take the vitamins right away. I have taken pre-natal vitamins in all my pregnancies, they are important, even if we try to eat healthy (wich it is very good.) it is a peace of mind to know that we are getting all the nutrients that the baby need. If it is hard for you to take it, maybe you can cut it or crush it and get it on a smoothie or something else. Best wishes... =)
Firemedic 713 : I am so sorry about your lost, I know what you are going trought, I had 4 misscarries, and the only thing that help me to go forward were my kids, I focus on them and I cry, and I hug them and I cry, I try to do something on the house and I cry, it is not easy, just grave the love that you have for your kids. Take one step at the time, life will came around.
Hello, how is everyone doing?
Well here is a update: last wednesday I got my first visit with the High Risk OB, and after he explain all the risks and concerns I told him that I want to keep the pregnancy and he said the magic words " I am here to support you", that was very good to heard. I got done the 12 weeks ultrasound to measure the thikness of the neck to check for down sindrome. The dr. told me that 3mm or less it is a normal size, my bundle of joy neck size is 1.06mm, wich is a very nice size. He explain to my that there is a 10% margin of error, but still a very good news.
The only test that will give me 100% information would be a Amniocentesis, which it is a invasibe test, with a small chance of miscarrie. I do not know if I want to put more stress to a already high risk pregnancy. I will have my profile done on December 7, to check all the organs and to see if we have 5 toes and 5 fingers, and also to see how is the linning, and where is the baby attach, hopefully all will go ok.
Right now I am happy with a normal size neck, I will deal with the rest with the time cames, I saw my baby, moving like a boxer, strong heart beat, I grave that to keep going..... =))))))))))
Thursday morning I started to get contractions... I had 4 miscarries, so I know the pain, the fist thing that I did was FREAK OUT!!!!!!!!!!, the second thing that I did was remember what the doctor told me "the pregnagcy has to reach 12 weeks by itself, if nature is going to discard it, there is nothing you can do about it", the third thing that I did was FREAKING OUT A LITTLE MORE!!!!!!!!!! , so I just laid on my couch checking on my two toddlers and try to breath trough the pain. I got contractions until friday afternoon, NO SPOTTING OR BLEEDING, just contractions and pain. Friday evenning they stop with out any other sign.
Yesterday I make the 12 weeks mark...=))))))))))))), the chances of miscarrie drop 50%... YYYYIIIIPPPPPEEEEEEE.
I had my ultrasound yesterday and they measured the gestational sac and the fetal pole to be 6 weeks but didn't find a heartbeat. The ultrasound tech said it was still early. I have read mixed things on the web some women have heard it this early and others have not. I am scared and really don't want this to be a dream gone bad.They said my uterus looks weird because of the ablation and therefore my sac is a little off. It is trying to make room. I go again on Monday for another ultrasound and hopefully baby measures 7 weeks and hopefully we will see the heart fluttering. I am pretty emotional today..just trying to stay positive when I feel all alone scared.
Im new to the group and have a quick question...How long ago did you have your ablation and what kind did you have. I just recently starting seeing an High OB GYN at a Fertility Clinic and I had an Hysteroscopy and HSG to look into my Uterus and waiting to have my follow up appointment but when thing that he said that has me very discouraged is that there is something in my uterus from the ablation and this may cause a serious problem.
I had my ablation back in July 2009 and it was the thermal balloon ablation. It didn't work all the way because I still got my period and they got heavier over the past year and half. I was just about to get a consult for another ablation when I found out I was pregnant. Good luck to you and I hope you are successful. :)
Hello Mollzes, you make me remember one of my pregnancies, I went to see the ob who confirm that I was pregnant, they did a office ultrasound, I was 6 weeks and 2 days (by the date of my last period), and they didn't find heart beat, I was so sad... I did a research, and found that the heart beat start at 6 weeks in most of the cases, but pregnancy is not a exact science, I comeback for my 7 weeks ultrasound to find out that still wasn't heart beat. The word sad doesn't even explain my feelings, but I still keep going and thinking as much positive as I could. I went back for a ultrasound at 7 weeks 5 days, and there it was, a strong and steady heart beat. I got a normal pregnancy with a healthy boy. Just give time to your baby to grow, and remember hope is something that we never loose. I am looking forward to heard the news of your 7 weeks ultrasound. Best wishes... =).
Thank you for your kind words. I spoke to my OB and he did explain that although sometimes you can see at 6 weeks it is usually typically 6 weeks and a few days and depends on how baby is positioned. So, I am hoping that Monday we will be successful and see peanuts heartbeat. I will let you know.
Last night I had horrible dreams of my placenta going into my stomach and when they came to take out my uterus they ended up killing me. It was horrible and I woke up in fear of never seeing my boys again. I am praying for the best and hope for the best as my oldest son has already lost his father and would not want him to lose me too. I love my children more than anything.
31 weeks pregnant.. Went to see the doctor last Wednesday who did my ablation and he is working on getting my "elective" C- section approved. I asked him to be my OB and he said he would, that he did not feel there was anything weird about it as he was my gyne for the last 7 years So things are looking up, just waiting for my appointment on the 28th to see if my insurance gave the go ahead. He says that they do "on demand c-sections" all the time and he just needs to document my reasons, of which I had several (less chance of uterine rupture if no labor, poss placenta stuck to muscle wall or beyond, poss placenta tearing, hemorrhage, my uterus already being descended from prev deliveries (uterine prolapse), fear of bladder incontinence.) He also mentioned that they do elective C-sections in the 39th week--which puts delivery between Jan 16 to Jan 20th. My female ob was not listening to me despite me making my wishes and fears about delivery abundantly clear. So I did what I had to do and found someone who would listen. Please pray that this works out for me.. 32 week appointment and ultrasound to follow next week.
Is there anyone else delivering around the same time?
I went for my 7 week ultrasound....well babe has not grown much and they are just waiting to see what my body decides. I go back in 2 weeks and if still no changes then they will help my body along. I am so sad beyond words.
havent posted in a while but just an update baby jonah was born 10 nov at 10.39am his lungs wouldnt inflate immediately but dr worked with him and hes fine now he had cpap for 3 days but on 25% oxygen now on normal humicare and has gone from nicu to high dependancy in just 1 week he was 2lb 2oz when he was born and is now 2lb 5oz hes such a miracle his gestational age is 29 weeks tom and his due date wasnt til feb 9th xx
Congratulations on your sweet baby - Jonah is a beautiful name. So glad he is doing better every day. 2 lbs - wow. Patrick was 4 lbs when he was born, we thought he was so tiny - little Jonah is half that. How are you feeling? How did delivery go? Hope you are doing well, continued prayers for you both. Best wishes!
Congratulations on your baby! I'm happy to hear that he is improving so quickly, and that he's doing well. I'm sure it was a rollercoaster of emotions for you. How are you feeling? How was delivery? I hope that you, and your family, are doing well. Thank You so much for keeping us updated.
Just an update since I havent been on here in a while. I was post ablation and delivered my baby 27 weeks 6 days. She was born 2 lbs 6 oz. We were fortunate to be able to bring her home 7 weeks after burth, she was exactly 35 weeks gest. Chloee is now 3 months old :) and her corrected age is finally in the positives. She is now 5 days whoo hooo!!!!
Chloee is doing great, she still has eye appointments as her eyes had some damage done to them when the removed her. She has scar tissue on both eyes and ifit dosentcorrec itself then shewill need lazer eye surgery. Chloee is also on medicatin for Kidney stones, she has 1 on the right kidney that is 3 mm and a few smaller ones on the left. Other than that our little Miracle is doing great,, She is a little angel.
Oh I also want to share that we are very fortunate as Chloee dosent cry :) its nice for us. She knows how to trust me she exercises her lungs when she gets her eye exam and her needles...
Wishing all of you the best of luck...
I am sad to post that I had a miscarriage the day before Thanksgiving. I am very sad but have decided that I will not try again. I wish all you soon to be moms and those that are trying the best of luck.
Hello. I am 41 yrs ols and have a great 9 yr old son. I just recently got back together with my high school boyfriend and we still love each other very much. We are talking about getting married and the possibility of having another child. I have my son and he has 2 boys from a previous marriage. My sons "donor" has nothing to do with us so he is a non issue. I had my ablation done in 2009 and still have my periods each month, just light ones though. This whole idea has just come up in the last few days but is also something I have thought about since he and I started talking again. I love the idea of having a child with him. I will be making an appointment with my OB this week to discuss this but was wondering if anyone had some input as to some particular questions I should ask and discuss with her. ANY help is greatly appriciated. Reading your stories have given me some hope. Thank you for having this and sharing with others.
Molizes you have been so sweet and kind to us all here--I know I am very sorry for your loss. Thank you for returning and posting your outcome.
Also congrats to nuttybean and wendy on their bundles of joy..My heart is happy for you both. Hope your little ones get stronger and bigger every day.
Also this board is for people that accidently got pregnant after ablation.. None of us can tell anyone how to get pregnant after ablation as we don't know why or how it just happened to happen to us. I can't recall one story here about a successful planned pregnancy after ablation.
I'm still hanging on with my baby at 32 weeks..Ultrasound tomorrow. Was hospitalized briefly Saturday for dehydration and premature labor but after 2 liters of lactated ringers the labor stopped. I have been drinking lots of fluids since and decided to cut back my work schedule by half. Running around a nursing home all night full time was leaving me little time or energy to take care of myself or my family at home. I felt stupid because as a nurse I should have known dehydration would cause premature labor, but it did happen so fast. Drink your water ladies!
Mollzes - so terribly sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.
Wendy - so glad to hear Chloee is doing so well - I hope her eyes will be just fine and that the stones go away soon. Poor little bean. I hope she isn't in any pain.
Nuttybean - hoping Jonah is growing fast - thinking of you.
Simmom - glad you are still hanging on - how are things with the new/old OB? 32 weeks is great - seems early labor is very common here! Glad you are able to slow down a bit. Keep us posted. You are so close!
Momagain- Its great that you are so happy - Simmom is right, though, I wouldn't ever encourage anyone who has had an ablation to try to get pregnant on purpose. I would feel irresponsible. Everyone here has a very unique circumstance and none that I have seen have been totally benign start to finish. Best wishes.
I'm happy to hear all the good updates and am glad that everyone continues to share their stories.
I do understand that there have been many people who have experienced great tragedy, hardship and sadness with pregnancy following an ablation. Some of the stories and issues have been ablation related, while some have also had nothing to do with the ablation itself. There are many risk factors that can come with a pregnancy, whether you've had an ablation or not. I have been following this post, and many others, for a very long time and have seen many happy endings, and several sad ones.
I refuse to discourage people from trying, as long as they seek advise from someone who is educated on the issue, i.e. an RE, and makes sure all is clear before proceeding. While many of the people who post became pregnant without trying, I have read of many who have tried and were successful with the help of good doctors. I have even read of several ladies who have had multiple, healthy, pregnancies post ablation.
I am not saying anything ill of those who have become pregnant without trying. I follow those stories with as much heart as I do those who are trying. Everyone has a different story, different health history, different personal history. I respect each one of the people and their stories and do not judge them. This board was started as a discussion on pregnancy post ablation in 2003. It was not started simply for those who became pregnant by accident. It has become so much more. It has become a resource for those who have been pregnant, are pregnant, and want to be pregnant. I was so grateful to find it. I'm not stating this to jab at anyone, but it makes me sad when people are judged based on their wishes. Nobody should be judging anybody on here. We're here to support each other, lend a an ear for those who need to vent, and to educate each other. Lets keep it that way. It has been clear of judgement for a while now, I'd like to see that streak continue. I do respect that some have gone through a lot in their pregnancies, and therefore have a strong opinion about it. However, you must keep in mind that there have been others with totally different experiences. Let those who are in their own situation make their decisions based on what they have read and balance their own choices based on the outcomes they've learned about.
Having said that, I want to thank everyone for continuing to post their stories....both on the board, and behind the scenes via PM. I'm 23 weeks now and have an appt next week. They will be moving me to every two weeks now to keep a closer eye on her (the baby). I get an ultrasound every appt, so that's reassuring. I want March to hurry up and get here so I can meet her.
I am so sorry for what happened to you, I had 4 misscarries... so I know that there is not doctor advice to get ready for it... and there are not words to easy the pain... but something I can share is that I just took one day at the time... and I keep going ... and I can asure you life will came around... My best wishes for you and your loved ones, and thanks for taking the time to share.
Hello, how are you? Regarding your question... should say ask as much questions as come to your mind, even if you think is not important. We have on this page more than 900 post... I have read more than 400 just to have an idea and get involved... I think that the best decicion made is a Informed one... you will find so many different situations: miscarries, mandatory bed rest, premature birds, stilbirds, you will find babies and moms fithing to get over a hard situation.... but you will read also about a very close to normal pregnancies with no much problems or complications at all... Most of us did not choose this journey, but we are here to support each other, so get informed, know the risks because they will not only afect you but also your baby and your family, find out as much as you can... and after your mind is set and clear... take the path being sure that you know all the pros and cons. My best wishes for you...
Hello, happy to see that we have updates, congratulations to the moms and babies, is sooooo great to know that all are taking every day to get stronger.... thanks so much to the moms to take a time to share... that is very nice....
Here is an update I got a appoiment with my regular ob yesterday, is the first time I see this Dr, and I am very happy with the information that he give me, I was surprised on how much he knew about our situation, he knew all the risks and posibles complications.. which is not much common wiht regulars obs. I am the first patient that he treat and he sound very interested on keep seeing me. He mention something that is new for me, maybe some of you have heard of it but I will try to find more information about it. The Dr. say that in cases where the placenta is deeply attach to the muscle tissue instead of trying to remove it with a risk of over bleed, or instead of a remove all the reproductive organs, he could leave the placenta attach, keep me on the hospital for a week and give me a kimoteraphy (sorry for the miss spell) and my body will absorb the placenta. Honestly I never hear of that but he sound very informed, so I will try to find out more about it.
I will get my anatomy next wednesday... I am very ansious about it, I know a lot of worries will go away or increase that day. But so far all is going good, so I try to keep my mind positive. I will keep post for the results...
Ok ... I know my story is a lil different ! Im have a TR in feb to fix my tubes ! I had a ablation surgery back in 07 due to heavy periods ! Yes we are going to try to have a baby ! Yes I know all my risk and I'm welling to go for it ! My Dr. said due to my age (26) That he's going to give me the go ahead ! I'm happy I found this forum ... I've been sitting here Crying reading all of yalls post ! Some mite call me crazy for trying ...But we want a child together ! Best wishes to all of you ! You all gave me so much hope !
I wish you the best of luck. I am sue you have seen my posts. My name is Wendy, I live in Canada. The technology between Canada and the USA is very different as it is in the UK. The question I have for you is them leaving the Placenta in if you get Placenta Acreta? That is and was a concern when I had my daughter Chloee Post ablation, The placeta when it grows into the uterus can cause Hemoraging, you cn die from that...that is what makes you a high risk pregnancy. IF you do have Placents Acreta (where it grows in) Have the hystorectomy, you would hate to had a baby that beats all odds to survive only to have you die. The Placents contains nothing good its all the waste from the baby. You might want a second opinion on that, I cant see how Kemotherapy could be a benefit for that... wouldnt you rather deliver the baby, and go home with him or her ? dosent Kemotherapy make you ill?
I wish you all the best with your pregnancy. I was the first patient that my DR had that got pregnant after the ablation...
For all th women that are expecting, if your not sure what Placenta Acreta, or Placenta Previa is check it out...it is scary I was monitored for both, I was very lucky that I didnt have either.
For those of you that are 20 weeks plus in your pregnancy...REMEMBER TO RELAX!!! Put your feet up and dont do much I made it too 27 weeks 6 days, Chloee was breech like many babies born after ablation. She was taken out Via C-section and was 2 lbs 6 oz. She was in the NICU 2 hours from my home. It was a long Journey that lasted 7 weeks. She is now a healthy baby girl over 9 lbs.
This site was great for me as I was able to meet other women that were pregnant and going throughthe same thing as me. It was like my reassurance to ask them what they had gone through and were a great support system. If we all stick together we may be able to help answer each others questions and also give us ideas what to ask the dr's and obgyn's....best of luck to everyone that is pregnant.
November 2010: I had an ablation done due to the heavy periods. My periods have continued quite perfectly and timely (28-day cycle) since the procedure. Although it is still heavy at times, at least the hemorrhaging part is over.
October 2011: My new husband has no children and would love me to bear him a child (or two :-] ). However, I am hitting 42 years and since the ablation procedure, I’m not certain I can carry. Although we are open to surrogacy, it would be much less expensive if I could carry the pregnancy. With no further a due, we did some research.
November 17, 2011: We sought the advice of a re-known RE. He's only treated two patients in the same situation as me (seeking pregnancy after an ablation). One was successful, but the other one was not. Although I’ve had 3 prior successful full-term pregnancies, the last time I was pregnant was back in 1995 (17 years ago). Before we could cast our hopes for a 50/50 chance, I had an ultrasound to see the condition of my uterus and ovaries. The RE was very impressed with my ovaries and to his surprise the uterus looked fairly well and perhaps with a small "clean-up" procedure followed by a uterine thickening treatment (delestrogen shots), we may have an excellent shot at carrying our own embies! :) He did go over the risks a pregnancy of this caliber would present regardless and the pregnancy would have to be monitored by a perinatologist (an obstetrical subspecialist concerned with the care of the mother and fetus at higher-than-normal risk for complications).
December 1, 2011: The clean-up procedure went great and I've had two more ultrasounds (one to check the healing of the uterus and the other to see how the uterus is thickening since starting Delestrogen shots). Dr. is impressed by what he sees, however, in this first cycle, we've decided to have eggs (hopefully 10 at minimum) plucked and fertilized. Once they've matured into embryos, we will have them frozen. Then repeat the process for another cycle. If my uterus continues to thicken just as the Dr. is hoping, we will have the second batch of eggs (hopefully another 10 at minimum) plucked and fertilized, except this time, once they mature into embryos, we will go for a direct fresh transfer.
December 6, 2011: We are optimistic about this challenging journey into parenthood. We have a back-up plan (surrogacy) should carrying be unsuccessful. I’m excited about sharing this experience with everyone out there and if you know of a website or blog where others like me would be encouraged by our experience in this journey, please let me know. :)
I am a 27 year old mother of 1 wonderful 7 year old boy. I was high risk with that pregnancy and had an EA back in 2009 for constant heavy bleeding. I was told I could still have children. I have since moved to a new state (NJ) and can not find a doctor that is willing to help me. My husband and I desperately want to have another baby. I don't know what to do. I know there are other options i.e. surrogacy, adoption, etc. However I would really like to be able to have a baby on my own. Should I just find a specialist and not tell him/her about the ablation? Please any information will be helpful.
You NEED to tell them about the ablation, there is serious health risks for you and the baby... I know after ablations you are recomended NOT to get pregnant... I did however (not planned) there are alot of risks that you need to look into. Ask your self a few questions first, are you WILLING to die having another baby? This will leave your husband and your son with out a mommy. Get medical advice, never hide information about your health...Find a specialist, apparently the othe places in the world have medical treatment to help re build your lining.. I live in Canada, and we dont from what I was told..
Good luck and best wishes
Hello Everyone. I just thought I'd update you all. I had my 24 week appt this week, and so far, everything looks great. He has me coming in every two weeks now, just to be on the safe side. He stated I don't need bedrest, or anti-contraction meds, yet....but that doesn't meant I won't need them in the near future. I am already at risk for pre-term labor b/c I had it w/ my first daughter, the ablation puts me at a bit of a higher risk. So, the news so far is good. The baby is looking good, measuring bigger than her age, and kicking around.
My doc does have experience w/ other ladies post ablation with delivery and pregnancy, and he stated that things with me look a bit different. He stated that he was able to see some of the scar areas on the other ladies, but he wasn't able to see any with me. I am wondering if having my scar removal procedure helped. I hope so.
Doc did say to continue to take it easy and watch for contractions. I've been getting some here and there, but nothing too serious. More Braxton Hicks type. I'll keep you guys posted :)
I would recommend that you keep looking until you find a doctor that is willing to work with you. I would not recommend you hiding the fact that you had an ablation b/c it will be critical to your care for your doctor to understand the unique risks you may be faced with. I believe a lot of doctor's are still afraid of treating patients in our situation b/c it is so new to them, and still being studied. There have been great advances in helping women become pregnant, and stay pregnant, but it still comes with a high risk. Having said that, many non ablation pregnancies come with a high risk and doctor's don't tell those women to give up hope. I say find a good doctor, and don't give up until you find one....even if you have to drive a bit to get there. It will be worth every effort you make. Every woman has a different situation, so your doctor needs to be able to check you out and see how things look for you. Good Luck!!!
Hi, I am 38, this is my fourth pregnancy and my ablation was in 2009. This preganancy is VERY unplanned to say the least. I will be 13 weeks tomorrow and so far, everything is looking good. I am currently seeing the same OBGYN who performed the ablation and am wondering if I need to see a high risk doc. I believe I am the first in the office to get pregnant after the ablation.........after reading all the risk and some complications I am worried. My biggest concern is the placenta and delivery, the doc doesn't seem to think this is even an issue. Don't get me wrong, I really like my OB, she is amazing......but now that I have come to terms with being pregnant and what a true miracle my kumquat is, I want to take all steps to bring her/him to term and still be healthy myself. I have spent many hours reading all the post, some have made me cry and others encouraged......
Just remember to get lots of rest. I did go in early at week 27 and 6 days...I had no contractions or labor pains. I was fully Dialated. I would ask to be refered to a high risk DR. I had a doctor (a regular PhysicianO who had no idea what I was talking about... As for the Placenta dont stress over it about 90% on here were very fortunate so Maybe you will be just as lucky.
Dont worry over it as you will cause stress worrying.
I know how you feel reading all the posts, I too did the same thing. I cried for days when I found out, Being told that I may lose my baby at anytime is very stressful. I stayed Positive and prayed everyday.. It is definately a very emotional rollercoaster that has many highs and lows...
My best advice to all is LOTS OF REST AND STAY POSITIVE, Miracles do happen...good luck
34 weeks pregnant and holding. Had my regular appointment today. Discussed my "game plan" with my doctor, we both agree birth plans are too rigid-- so I used an outline as a jumping off place for open discussion about my c-section. We talked about the anethesia (spinal), the incision horizontal), what happens if the placenta does not attach or has grown through my uterus (worst case scenario if it has grown through the uterus, then I lose my uterus), having a tubal ligation (no problem), and how I am going to be stitched up afterwards (dissolving staples). I have one more two week appt on Dec 27th--our goal is C-section sometime on or around Jan 16th.
The baby is fine and by all ultrasounds I have had --growing well and a bit big for gestation. I think this pregnancy has gone about as well as anyone could expect after an ablation. I have come a long way in the last 34 weeks and hope to finish this pregnancy on a positive note.. Will continue to update--ladies enjoy your holiday!
I had my tubes burned and an ablation. I am bleeding/spotting about every other month. Its enough to have to wear something. Is it possible that I can get pregnant? I keep reading, but it sounds like most women on here are having just the ablation.