Second Trimester

Placental Abruption and Subsequent Pregnancies

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
What are the chances of a placental abruption in subsequent pregnancies? I had a severe placental abruption at 36 weeks with my third child. I am now 16 weeks pregnant and concerned that his might happen again.

I have no risk factors that would cause a placental abruption.

Thanks for any additional information.

21 weeks

trevaellen's picture

21 weeks today and 33.5inches around.

We saw Anita again yesterday and went over some of the lab results etc. My iron is low, my blood pressure is also low, and my last urinalysis showed a high glucose content. My blood type is B+ so at least I'll never have to worry about the Rh factor being a problem.

The ultrasound tech estimated Sid's weight at around 11.46oz, back in week 19. Today I've been reading that average 22 week old fetus is 12 oz. ! My kid is huge.

19 weeks

trevaellen's picture

19 weeks and 33.25 inches.

We had out ultrasound Friday the 17th of April; it's a boy! An active, squirmy little boy. The doctor said he couldn't find anything to be worried about, and estimates I'm actually about 5-7 days further along than the standard estimate. Makes sense, since I tend to ovulate about that much sooner than they say the average woman does.

Ringworms During Pregnancy

Cynthia Flynn's picture
Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I'm 18 wks pregnant and have ringworms all over my bottom and now down there. I have been to the doctor and he had prescribed me a cream but I believe it has only made it worse as they are spreading violently and look worse then before. I went back and told him and he said to just keep using it. It has now made its way up my belly.

Is it harmful to my baby if it gets inside (down there) and what should I do??

Week 18

trevaellen's picture

The tape measure says my belly hasn't grown, but my pants are definitely fitting differently this week. Perhaps my lower abdomen is filling out more to match the middle/top. Luckily Heather has promised to take me pants shopping this afternoon.

The Amnio

God what a horrible few weeks. Since being classified as "high risk" for Downs from teh NT scan we've had to endure the last five weeks of torturous wait. Had the amnio on Monday and woudl never ever do it again, all I could think of while it was going on was what if the baby dies because of this selfish act on our parts. This amnio is of no benefit to the baby, if the baby has downs then an amnio won't change that. THe only benefit is to us, that if the baby doesn't have Downs we are goign to be very relieved to find that out.

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