Pregnancy Complications

Can a Thyroid Nodule Cause Problems with Pregnancy?

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Dear Midwife,:
This is my second pregnancy. The first resulted in a spontaneous abortion at week 7 back in February. I took 2 positive home tests last week, so I am about 5 weeks from first day of last menstrual period.

My question is regarding the possibility of low thyroid levels. I have had a decent sized thyroid nodule for the past 8-10 years, but have been asymptomatic from what I can tell. I do not take any medication. Since I did have a prior miscarriage, I am concerned that low thyroid levels may have had something to do with it.

8 weeks Pregnant With Endemetriosis

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Dear Midwife,
Hi, I found out last week that I was 7, now 8, weeks pregnant. I have been having some abdominal cramping and was reassured that is ok as long as there isn't any major cramping or blood. Last night, however, I noticed some mucus discharge with a little bit of brown, after peeing. Is this still ok?

This is my first time and an unexpected pregnancy.

Pregnancy And Delivery With Glaucoma

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QUESTION

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.

Cheers,
Jane

Anger

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.

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