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Nov 29, 2012 - 4 comments

11/15 positive hpt at doctor

11/16 beta hcg 83

11/19 beta hcg 582

11/21 beta hcg 1332 progesterone 11.2 ultrasound showed gestational sac in uterus

11/29 doctor follow up and said all look well. I return in 3 weeks and now starting prenatal care. Also will be sent out to high risk obgyn once I clear 12 weeks.

12/2 started spotting pinkish red blood at night

12/3 continued spotting with cramps, blood is now brown. Went to ER blood work looked good and cervix was closed. Ultrasound measured me at 6w 6d and heartrate of 123.

12/6 follow up with Dr Lynne from my ER trip. My hcg levels on 12/3 were 33,300 which is a doubling time of 63hrs from my last draw. He is sending an urgent high risk obgyn referral. If I don't have an appointment with them by 12/20 then I'm to keep my appointment with Dr Lynne on 12/20.

12/14 ultrasound done by surprise at imaging center but the tech would not say much. I saw baby and heard the heartbeat, she would not say what the hr was though. I also saw on the screen that the measurement was 8w5d.

12/20 follow up with Dr. Lynne for ultrasound results which he said everything looked great. He tried to get baby heartbeat on Doppler and after 10min of trying he found it at 140bpm. I will now be a patient of the high risk obgyn and first appointment is set for January 8th. I can't believe I'm 10 weeks just about.

1/8 first appointment with high risk obgyn clinic at arrowhead hospital. Had a pap, pelvic, and breast exam done. My nt scan is scheduled for 1/16 and have labs to go do including a glucose screen. They could not find baby hr using Doppler so they brought in the ultrasound machine and there it was at 163. My return appointment is in 4 weeks and I may qualify for a vbac!!! It all depends on how my uterus itself was cut and they are requesting those records.

1/16 Had my nt scan with genetics doctor. I must say the scan went great, baby hr was 148, and he/she measured right on track. Since df now has health insurance she wants him to be screened for cystic fibrosis since I'm a 1 gene carrier. Also with df having cleft lip and pallet at birth she wants to do anatomy screening at 18weeks.

2/5 Second visit with high risk obgyn and baby hr was 145. I signed consent for tubal after the birth of this baby. I did see a different doctor this time and don't like him at all. On the bright side I'm still 5lb under pre pregnancy weight. Return appointment in 4 weeks on 3/5

2/26 Had my anatomy scan with genetics center and baby looked great! We are surprised to say we're team blue! His heartrate was 148 and measured a week ahead. Scan also showed that he does not have cleft lip or pallet.

3/5 Follow up with high risk went great, other then the fact previous obgyn has not sent records over yet. Doctor will no allow a vbac without my c-section report to verify how my uterus was cut. I still have no weight gain and baby hr was 147. I will also be starting progesterone suppository from now till 36 weeks to prevent preterm labor. In addition to having a ultrasound every 4 weeks to check cervical length. I'm also starting bi-weekly doctor visits.

3/20 appointment with high risk went great as I ment the attending obgyn. I must say she is really nice and has a great personality. They did get my operation records and I can have my vbac! My risk of uterine rupture is about 1% but with repeat c-section my risk of infection is 50%. My weight is now 286 so I'm still 4lb under pre pregnancy weight. Although doctor recommends I gain no weight above my pre pregnancy weight this pregnancy. I have my glucose test on or after April 3rd and they only do a 2hr screen. My next ultrasound is march 29 and return obgyn on April 10.

4/10 appointment with high risk went great again! My weight is up to 287, so I've gained 1lb in the last 3 weeks. Ultrasound results look great as baby is measuring right on track and cervix was 4.2cm. I also passed my glucose screening! Plus for the most part I still feel great! Return obgyn appointment set for 4/24

7/10 wow it's been awhile since I updated on my pregnancy with William. I was in l&d Father's Day due to having contractions. They gave me fluids and meds to stop them which worked. I then found out my cervix was 5cm long and lil man is breech at 35 weeks. Then at my 37 week check up on 7/3 lil man was still breech, so we scheduled a c-section for 7/18 at 39+4. If some how lil man turns and I go into labor before 7/18 then I still can have a vbac.

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by KTowne, Nov 29, 2012
Your numbers sound great, I hope you have a healthy and happy 9 months!!! :):):)

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by Dolphin05, Nov 29, 2012
Thank you! I just wanted to start a journal for this pregnancy like I did my last.

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by a_waiting_butterfly81, Nov 29, 2012
Congrats! Thats awesome surprise and yes those numbers are great. I wish you a H&H nine months. :-)

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by FreshLove, Mar 22, 2013
Yeah, I hope you get to VBAC! I just did an HBAC (home birth after c-section) in December and am soo glad I didn't have to get another c-section. Hope everything continues to go well with your pregnancy!

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