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Old Aug 7th, 2017, 13:16 PM   11
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Thank you HSDR. I'm 14+2 I've thought about a Doppler but I worry it would give me false "reassurance"

I'm so sorry to hear about your son and wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy. It's awful when professionals don't listen.



 
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Old Aug 7th, 2017, 17:59 PM   12
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Thank you Bittersweet I have wrote some stuff on my blog that may help you. The most helpful will probably be the one I made first to help pregnant Moms. Basically, don't hesitate to speak up for your care.

Congratulations on being 14 weeks!! My fetal Doppler is "Little Martin's".. It works excellent I use it with baby oil! I use it along with the kick counts and I count her kicks/record them as often as possible. Even if I don't lay down and do a count, when I feel her moving, I will text myself with "hard kick lower right" or "feels like she's having a party" because it reassures me she is moving. I also started writing her kicks down during official kick counts (time, kick, type, location) and I will do it for about an hour then I will go and count. She is moving now once again, lol. Im not complaining!!

Don't think about how far along you are, just remember you are strong and you will get through this.

Have you had an ultrasound yet? My new practice I switched to for her sent me for an ultrasound as soon as I found out I was pregnant, another at 14 weeks, another at 20 weeks and then they found Velamentous Cord Insertion and possible Vasa Previa. I was sent back at 24 weeks to check it anything had changed and I was put on full pelvic rest. At 26 weeks I went to see a peri and he told me he wanted me in for a scan at 28 weeks and if I still had Vasa Previa he wanted me in at 28-30 weeks. I'm almost at 30 weeks now but then another in his practice verified I have Vasa Previa and told me I could go in at anytime but he left it up to me (which I don't appreciate). I have NST's scheduled every week until I am admitted. The plan was 32 weeks and delivery at 35-36, but I am going to tell them to hospitalize me at 31 weeks on the 18th with admit on the 21st... I am also going to tell them I want a planned c section at 34 weeks because I will not wait for something to go wrong and standard is 34-36 weeks with Vasa Previa.

I wish you the best of luck and I look forward to hearing from you!!



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Old Aug 8th, 2017, 13:49 PM   13
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Yeah I've had 3 ultrasounds which has been reassuring in a way.

I wish you all the best and hope medics listen to your wishes xx



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2017, 11:12 AM   14
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Hi Bittersweet!!!!

How are you and your baby doing?!

It has been quite the journey for me. I was blessed by a priest with a piece of the cross Jesus died on (the crucifix?) from Rome and although I wasn't the most religious and I don't go to church... GOD GAVE ME A MIRACLE!!!

I was blessed at 30 weeks pregnant...
I was admitted at 31 weeks on 8/21/17, and the next day I had an ultrasound to check on my baby and to see where the Vasa Previa was, etc.,

Well.. they came back in, did an internal and told me I no longer had Vasa Previa OR a Velamentous Cord Insertion!!!!!!!! I am now 37 weeks and 2 days pregnant and it was confirmed by the ultrasound tech again today I NO LONGER HAVE VASA PREVIA OR VCI. The doctors CANNOT explain it, the U/S tech today even told me it had to have been a mistake (the original diagnosis), she went back and looked at the ultrasounds before I was blessed and she told me I did in fact have both conditions and the fact I don't know is a miracle.

Maybe you could get blessed as I did for reassurance! I am likely to be induced before 39 weeks because I'm still on lovenox and tried switching to heparin but I called last night because I'm pretty sure I'm allergic. They will need to schedule induction before labor because lovenox cannot be reversed the way heparin can and blood loss is always a concern with blood thinners as well as epidural.

I'm so happy for you and I hope you're doing amazing. Keep me updated. P.S. I just now figured out how to find the posts/threads I commented on so I had no idea to find this until now . lol

God Bless You and I'll be praying for you and your beautiful baby!



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Old Oct 2nd, 2017, 12:19 PM   15
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Oh that is fantastic news. So pleased for you! So really won't be long for you before you meet your LO. What an amazing turn of events.

Things seem to be going well we are having a little bundle which is amazing. I still think if everything going wrong, over analysis when I can't feel those little "pops" daily but no one else seems concerned. Due to see midwife again in about 2 weeks so hopefully she'll listen to his heartbeat for reassurance again



 
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How many weeks are you now?? You should buy the heartbeat monitor I shared above NO DOUBT. It is so reassuring. ANYTIME you think you haven't felt your baby move or if you're getting worried by overthinking or just want to listen, you can. It's something "Martin's". I've used it this entire pregnancy starting earlier than I should've been able to hear her HB and it has been accurate at all times. If you're worried you could hear yours as pass it off as your babys, it tells you right on the front of it what the heartbeat is so all you have to do is listen to yours with it and it will tell you YOUR pulse.. then you go down to your belly and listen to the babys heartbeat and since it gives you the actual beats per minute.. it's almost as nice as an NST because it shows the fluctuations. My little girl is usually between 140-165 and she has been like that the entire time just like on the NST so it must be an accurate little device!!! It was only like $50-$60 when I got it on Amazon!



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Old Oct 2nd, 2017, 13:51 PM   17
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Oh yeah, if you ever aren't feeling what you are used to feeling, go to the hospital or labor and delivery. You will always feel better when you do. I have the heartbeat monitor and I've still went to the hospital and labor and delivery when I thought something could be wrong even if the symptom wasnt necessarily related to my baby girl. The nice thing about the heartbeat monitor is that usually every single time I turn it on and put it on my belly if I haven't felt her kicking as much, she gets mad and starts kicking it and throwing a fit in there hahaha!



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Old Oct 2nd, 2017, 13:53 PM   18
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Do you know the cause of your past loss(es)?



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Old Oct 2nd, 2017, 14:47 PM   19
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I'm 22+2 now so just over half way which is reassuring . Yes i was given a diagnosis of a nerve issues which causes left hand side of my face pain and issues also blood clotting issues so I've been taking aspirin which seems to be helping . Came off all other medications as I did have to take anti epileptic meds to control the nerve issues. must be as he is still here! I also had melatonin which was a god send but it's not really been tested in pregnancy so I came off that as soon as I found out



 
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