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My appointment today

They found our girls heartbeat right away just below my belly button, so very high. Then she measured me and told me I'm measuring 4 weeks ahead! Very big girl in there. I had my colposcopy done and they found abnormalities, but opted not to do the biopsy as I am already high risk, so I have that to look forward to after she is born. I asked lots of questions and she thinks that the baby could be in harm because of the clot. She said if it gets bigger it can cause the placenta to detach and a possible miscarriage. I had been told by my specialist that the clot was anterior and the placenta posterior so their was no risk to me or the baby. Im so confused. Also she told me that i need to be laying more than i am because gravity plays a roll in it all.... tho my specialist said i could use a wheelchair to go shopping in minimal amounts. i just don't know what to think anymore. O and i am up 1 pound! she isnt thrilled by it and said i should try to eat more but i was happy with a pound in a month as that puts me a pound away from an ideal weight for my size lol. But she may have a point because i got pretty big belly for not gaining weight with this pregnancy and being down 42 overall since my surgery.

Do you think I should ask my specialist about what she said? Should i call her and explain what the specialist said?

O and on a side note, i have been in this bed for 7 weeks and a day now.

P.S. what do you guys think about the name situation?

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Personally I think you should talk to each of them about what the other said and TRY to get a straight story! How confusing for you! Sad *hugs*

I'm glad baby sounds great and is growing well!

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I would totally talk to your specialist about your appt today! It's better to be in safe hands when both docs are on board than get different views from both docs.

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Glad baby girl looks good. Sorry about the conflicting info though. I'd definitely try to get a straight answer - no reason to be less mobile or more concerned than needed.

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I would tend to think the specialist is likely more correct...just thinking the regular doc could be speaking from more generality not knowing as much about the specifics of your situation and condition. However, I agree with PP's. Call your specialist to get clarification since there is conflicting info. Sorry for the whole situation ((hugs)) But I would want to know the true gravity of what I was facing.

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I agree with ppers. When I go to my general practitioner, he hardly wants to tell me take a Tylenol when I'm pregnant, but the OB has a list of things that are ok. It sounds like your OB is being more cautious, but I would address your concerns with the specialist for sure! As for the cervical abnormalities, the good news is cervical cancer/pre-cancer is extremely slow growing and you probably are completely fine waiting to address it until after baby girl is here!

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thanks ladies. im feeling the baby alot reclining. crazy. I will call tomorrow and see what the specialist says

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lol tomorrows sat... guess monday ill call

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so i called this morning and got a call back right away. He said that the baby is in no immediate danger as the clot is on the opposite side of the placenta! yay mini dance party.

BUT... he said that my bed rest restrictions are up to Dr. Goldman for now. He will re evaluate and give her his opinion but she decides. So that leaves me laying down most of the day. (I had been sitting to do some crafts but not anymore) I can be up a total of a couple hours a day. fun fun. 7 weeks and 4 days in now.

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I'm sorry about the laying down, as if sitting wasn't bad enough, right?!?! I am so glad to hear that the blood clot is not putting the baby in immediate danger though!!! That is GREAT news!

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UGH for laying down but YAY for baby not being in any danger.

You are seriously a super mom. I'd be INSANE by now if I were you...

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I would be going nuts too. You are so awesome!!!!!!

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thanks girls. its hard watching everyone else take care of elora, but at least i see her

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"quonsetmom" wrote:

thanks girls. its hard watching everyone else take care of elora, but at least i see her

I have a friend whose water broke at 21 weeks. She was in the hospital for 10 weeks before she had the baby. She has two older girls, and it was so hard on everyone. She saw her girls some for a couple of hours at a time, so yes, I would be very happy if I could see mine whenever I wanted. But I know that it has to be hard not being able to really do anything!