Pregnancy Complications

Pregnancy And Delivery With Glaucoma

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I am 39 years old and was diagnosed with Glaucoma a couple of years ago.

I'm wondering what the complications could be, if any, while pregnant,
delivery etc. I am currently on beta blocker drops, Timolol.

Also, I tore my retina last year and am wondering if that can be a complication during delivery, straining. I'm worried about tearing the other one.



Who knew that there are so many reasons to be angry after a miscarriage? I am a mental health care professional so I am well acquainted with the stages of grief. I was not shocked by my shock. I expected and allowed my sadness. What I was not prepared for, however, was the depth and breadth of my anger. I am ANGRY. I am angry with any pregnant woman who has the audacity to be within a 30 foot radius of me.



I took at at home pregnancy test March 3rd (actually, 10 home pregnancy test...all showed up positive in less than a minute!). I had a blood test done March 5th to confirm my pregnancy. My first ultrasound/obgyn appointment is March 25th at 9:15. I have so many different emotions going through my head right now it's hard to even sit down and concentrate long enough to write this entry!

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