Okay so I need your help!! I am now 32 weeks pregnant with my little girl. Since about 28 weeks I have had a HORRIBLE itch that was just diagnosed as Cholestasis of Pregnancy. They also found that my platelets are WAY high and Ava's bladder may have issues as well. Not to mention that I have also lost 4 pounds overall and I am now sitting under my before- pregnancy weight. When we found out about all these issues the doctor right away started by 2 doses of steroids to help develop little Miss Ava's lungs. I go back to the doctor in Springfield this Wednesday for an ultrasound to check her bladder. If they decide to take me because of all the problems arising what are the chances her lungs will be developed? It has now been about 2 weeks since the steroid was administered. Do you also think there is a good chance they will decide to induce with all the complications??
All thoughts are welcome and greatly appreciated...
I am not sure what the chances of her lungs being developed but since you are 32 weeks your baby definitely has a very high chance of being completely okay after a stint in the NICU just to be safe. The steroids will definitely help her lungs develop more quickly and hopefully it will help her have less breathing problems. Hope everything turns out well!
We are back from the doctor's and my normal OB/GYN is not happy with the answers the doctor in Springfield gave us. She says the Cholestasis of Pregnancy could cause me to have liver failure and she doesn't think it is safe to keep the baby in there until 37 weeks.
I'm not sure what to say, but I hope everything goes ok. If they take the baby early or induce you, I hope all goes well. You're far enough along now that baby should be fine if she was born early, especially with the steroid shots. Good luck to you!
Baby should be ok at this point. While she may be a bit small since she is a premie she should be fine at this point in your pregnancy she is really only in there to gain weight and mature the lungs which the steroids will help with. Do what's best and safest for baby and you. I hope you are feeling well.
Thank you everybody. Doctors say they couldn't ask for a more beautiful baby at 33 weeks, so that reassures me that she is healthy!! We go back for an appointment with my normal OB/GYN Thursday and if they don't decide by then what to do we are going to a different hospital. I don't want anything to happen to Ava or I. Or somehing that will make my family decide who to save. Nothing needs to go that far especially if it can be helped.
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