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Old Apr 27th, 2010, 17:57 PM   41
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Cholestasis


I had this with my second child. It's very rare. I complained to my doctor constantly about the itching. I couldn't even sleep at night, I would lay awake crying and itching. I itched so much I left huge scratches all over my body. My doctor repeatedly told me it was PUPS, some sort of pregnancy rash. Well he was sorely wrong and it almost cost my baby's life and my life. After months of this I went to the ER and literally demanded something to be done. (I felt like I was going crazy the itching was so bad!) At first they all thought I was crazy but then they started doing the blood work and it was not good. They induced me immediately. My doctor nor his partner that was on call that day had ever seen a case and the head OB doctor at the hospital had only seen one the entire time she practiced.

If you feel like something is not right with your body, research it. I personally will never fully trust a doctor again because of what happened. If I had not of went in that night my son probably would not have made it.

Thank you so much for posting information about this.



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Old Jun 27th, 2010, 11:25 AM   42
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I'm RH- married to a RH+ with 2 + girls. I'm sure the doctor and nurses thought I was crazy (when I miscarried and had a D&C) and kept telling them to make sure they give me the antigen shot. It was also one of the first questions I asked after waking.

I agree with Mum. Your health care is your own. Trust your instincts.



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Old Jun 27th, 2010, 13:39 PM   43
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mum i too suffered from cholestasis in pregnancy did they tell you it would occur in furture pregs??



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Old Jun 29th, 2010, 05:24 AM   44
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Natty,

I had cholestasis and had a c-section at 37+4. I've just got my appointment for the hospital follow-up. I'm not sure what to expect. All i know is that i have to see a doctor/consultant because i had cholestasis. Have you any idea what i can expect at this appointment.

Marie



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Old Jun 29th, 2010, 09:32 AM   45
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Hiya , they will just be taking bloods to confirm that the cholestasis has gone as its meant to dissapear after childbirth nothing too scary although i still had a liver problem a year later after my son was born it was 18 months until it went yet the drs would not give me any kind of contraception as its too dangerous. Its all fine now and im expecting baby number 2 just scared it will all happen again xxxx i had my boy at 37+2 i was induced he came the same day and he was perfect xx



 
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Old Jul 14th, 2010, 02:22 AM   46
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Natty and any others who had OC

I had my follow-up appointment yesterday with a consultant about the OC.

The first thing he asked was whether i dyed my hair in pregnancy. When i said Yes, he asked when this was in relation to when the itching started. I had already started itching slightly, but it did increase considerably once i had dyed my hair. (i had an all-over colour, to try and get me back to my natural colour before baby was born). The consultant said that the dye would not have harmed the baby, but it would have created more toxins in my body.

We also talked about the high BP that i had near the end. The consultants comment was that this would have created extra strain on my body, hence why my body couldn't get rid of the toxins/bile acids.

I pointed out that i'm cautiously pregnant, he has booked me in for another appointment with him in 6 months time.

He also mentioned that some studies have showen that OC sufferers could have a defficiency of Selenium. They have taken more bloods and are testing my Selenium levels, in the meantime he has suggested i eat chocolate covered brazil nuts.

Has anybody else been told similar stuff to me? He did also point out that 25% of OC sufferers will get it again in their next pregnancy.

Marie



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Old Jul 17th, 2010, 03:50 AM   47
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Hiya,

I can honestly say ive never heard any of this !! I had to take vitiman K and another tablet that was used for gaulstones (sorry cant spell that lol). I was told 80% of future pregs would end with OC also xx

I had a fantastic consultant , he never mentioned hair dye and i never dyed my hair xx



 
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Old Dec 23rd, 2010, 17:08 PM   48
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hi all ! quite puzzled-im rh negative and my partner positive blood groups,we have a child togetha who is same blood group as me negative. we didnt think anything of it....
we now have a 2nd child togetha on the way as im pregnant,but the midwife said that my childs father must be negative too as our 1st child is negative? does both parents have to be negative.
some1 please help me on this. thanks



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Old Dec 30th, 2010, 05:30 AM   49
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Thx for the info about RH-ve. I know my Dad's RH-ve, but i've never been tested. Seems like a good time to do it now...



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Old Dec 30th, 2010, 05:34 AM   50
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hi all ! quite puzzled-im rh negative and my partner positive blood groups,we have a child togetha who is same blood group as me negative. we didnt think anything of it....
we now have a 2nd child togetha on the way as im pregnant,but the midwife said that my childs father must be negative too as our 1st child is negative? does both parents have to be negative.
some1 please help me on this. thanks
Hi shezxxroberts. I've just looked it up, and I believe it's a recessive chacteristic.

You inherit two chacteristics - one from your Mum and one from your Dad. If there's at least one RH+ve, it will be dominant and you'll be RH+ve. So you can only be RH-ve if both parents pass it on.



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