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Old Jul 19th, 2017, 00:21 AM   41
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Ladies, I'm a little embarrassed to ask this but I am finding it necessary. Has anyone experienced or is experiencing constipation? If so, was there anything you found especially helpful for this problem? I'm going to call my OBGYN in the morning, I might have to switch prenatals...



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2017, 01:14 AM   42
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Ooooh yes Brenda! I have an odd but trusty trick. I take a tbsp butter (real butter not margarine) and put it in 1/2 c prune juice. I warm it up and drink it and it works like a charm. No cramps and all natural.



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2017, 04:58 AM   43
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My little lady just felt baby kick for the first time!
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Thank you she's so excited to be a big sister!



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2017, 04:59 AM   44
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Ladies, I'm a little embarrassed to ask this but I am finding it necessary. Has anyone experienced or is experiencing constipation? If so, was there anything you found especially helpful for this problem? I'm going to call my OBGYN in the morning, I might have to switch prenatals...
Coffee always does the trick for me!



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2017, 08:09 AM   45
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Cup of coffee with a bowl of raisin bran cereal! Helped me tremendously, and my constipation was bad! Like I could only go once every 6 days. It's worth a try.

My heartburn and acid reflux is off the chain this time, and I'm even on a prescription for it. I had it bad with my first two babies, but this time is AWFUL!!! I have literally had bad dreams about it, only to wake up, and realize I wasn't dreaming. Drinking water even sets it off. Ugh. They say that relaxin is the hormone that induces the heartburn, and also grows the hair on baby's head. Both of my other kids were born with thick heads of dark hair...this baby ought to be born looking like Big Foot with as bad as the heartburn has been!!!



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2017, 12:05 PM   46
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Hi everyone!
Nice to see we have a new thread, which will hopefully be very active.

I have a little boy who turned 3 last month, following IVF (following years of unexplained infertility). This little one is completely natural, following one natural pregnancy, ending in miscarriage, early last year.
Can't remember what details I've already given with this pregnancy, but...

due date is 18th November (but probably will come sooner)
Team pink


Found out 2 weeks ago at 20 week scan that I have a complete placenta previa, meaning I'll almost certainly need a c-section earlier than due date (possibly much earlier, if I have any of the horrid bleeding which can accompany PP I've had no bleeding so far, but the news knocked us for six and I've been terrified ever since!
Symptoms include occasional exhaustion, though mostly fine, bad indigestion, and HORRID varicose veins, including in an unmentionable place! (originally diagnosed over the phone as thrush, as I described feeling swollen and bruised).

This pregnancy is not glamorous or fun and I literally count the days to get to a 'happier' gestation. I'll be happy to get to 24 weeks, but despite what has been said about the odds improving for even earlier gestations, I'm terrified of having a properly pre-term baby and I know that survival odds may have improved, but the odds of having long-term health problems are great. I just want one as perfect as my little boy is! I'd like this baby to still be a November baby, because even if it's born on 1st, it'll still be 37+ weeks.

Don't suppose anyone else has placenta previa do they? Especially if 'complete' and/or anterior, as mine is (which of course makes things more complicated too!)

On the plus-side, I think our little boy is excited to be a big brother and he knows he's having a sister, which he occasionally talks about. He also sometimes says "I want my baby out now", and I have to explain that the baby is still growing and would be poorly if it came out now. He and I have been together most of the time his whole life (doesn't go to nursery or anything, though lots of groups we attend together) so I'll be interested/trepidatious to see how he reacts once the baby's a 'real' baby, not just an idea!

Sorry if my post has been a bit 'doom and gloom' but I figure that's partly the point of these threads, to share concerns and give advice etc.



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2017, 12:06 PM   47
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Forgot to say, following an urgent midwife appointment last week, to discuss PP, I have a consultant appointment tomorrow to discuss the same. Basically a 'talky' appointment I think, so they can answer general questions I have about the condition. Fingers crossed for a bit of reassurance.



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2017, 12:47 PM   48
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Hey ladies! Sneaking in here as I've been given an induction date of November 24th at 39w! Im probably a bit behind you all being due at the end, I overlap into the December group as well, but will definitely have a November baby!

Will have a read through in a bit when the kiddies are in bed x



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2017, 12:53 PM   49
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Sizzles not sure if it helps but my mum had one with my sister, her 3rd baby. I was 15 at the time so remember it all well!
Hers was complete and she had an emcs after unexpectedly going into labour at 35w.
She had 1st tri bleeding but was fine for the rest of the pregnancy until getting niggles in the 35th week. She was monitored pretty closely, I imagine nowadays you'll get watched even more.

Ps. I also have the lovely varicosities in unmentionable places! I feel your pain lol x



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2017, 13:25 PM   50
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No experience of placenta previa sizzles but I'm high risk for preemie as DD was born at 34 weeks via c section.
Fit and healthy!
I've had surgery that has given me a better chance of making it to term since.

Anyone else who had a previous c section getting painful kicks into your scar tissue?
Ouchie!!



 
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