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Old Feb 13th, 2018, 12:45 PM   1371
Allie84
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I think August will be a good time to travel....baby will still be sleeping a lot, and won't get jetlag!!! We LOVED flying to the UK and back when Alistair was really wee --- he just slept in his buggy when tired and was up every 3 hours at night back home anyways, so made no difference there (except maybe to my inlaws lol).

Oh man, I'm sorry you went through it. Any advice to avoid attacks? Did you have yours removed or do you still have your gallbladder?



 
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Old Feb 13th, 2018, 15:05 PM   1372
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I think August will be a good time to travel....baby will still be sleeping a lot, and won't get jetlag!!! We LOVED flying to the UK and back when Alistair was really wee --- he just slept in his buggy when tired and was up every 3 hours at night back home anyways, so made no difference there (except maybe to my inlaws lol).

Oh man, I'm sorry you went through it. Any advice to avoid attacks? Did you have yours removed or do you still have your gallbladder?
Thanks, I hope itíll be ok! Iím more worried about the baby getting sick before having had their vaccinations.

With the gallbladder I had to avoid anything remotely greasy, no saturated fats like minced beef, nothing buttery including pastries, no cheese. I had it taken out via keyhole surgery when my ds was 9 months old, so had to wait a long time mainly due to the Drs fobbing me off saying it was the pregnancy/muscle pains etc. I was like, err no!!! These attacks were almost as bad as labour. Even bending over the bath could set an attack off. Was 100% better once it was gone. Did they see how many stones there were, how large they were etc? They used to try blasting them with sound waves so they broke up, but now I think they nearly always recommend taking it out, perhaps depending on the severity. I really feel for you though, it was horrible before they took it out. That was pretty simple though!



 
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Old Feb 13th, 2018, 16:12 PM   1373
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Thanks for the info! They said 'many, many gallstones'. No infection or impact on my liver or anything....yet. OMG I've been SO SCARED TO EAT I've barely eaten and I literally just now nearly fainted walking the dog. I'm all shaky and I ate an entire kit kat bar. It was the first thing to hand that had a lot of sugar and some fat. I don't think I've had any fat since Saturday, except milk in cereal. Now I'm having milk as well. I don't want to literally pass out as I have to do the school run now. That was scary!



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2018, 14:13 PM   1374
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That's not good allie, you need to eat as its so easy to pass out in pregnancy especially when you're hungry. Hopefully you'll be able to eat things that don't set it off.

I had my dd on gas and air but I was kinda the same, I was going to have an epidural after quite a long time in labour but then she decided to show up as soon as they got the needle out so she did me a favour. Haha.

I had my results today and I'm not diabetic! Woo



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2018, 14:59 PM   1375
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PG5K yay for no GD!!

22 weeks today!



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Old Feb 14th, 2018, 16:16 PM   1376
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YAY PG, great results!! And awesome job on a natural birth. My hospital didn't offer gas and air. Boo. This one does but I will have to do a C-Section.

Rach, happy 22 weeks! You look fantastic!

Yeah I learned the hard way I need to actually eat despite my fear....pain is a huge deterrent, I don't want another attack. I am getting braver each day I think....

Who is drinking 'fake sugar' ie diet soda? I have been having a Diet Coke a day and my sister really shamed me last night. But I think with my GD risk it's better to have diet than regular and my OB agrees......



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2018, 16:56 PM   1377
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You need to keep eating Allie, I know how scary it is though thinking another attack could happen. Donít worry about the Diet Coke, one a day is going to be alright. Iím still having a cup of coffee or tea a day.

PG glad youíre results were good! Rach Iím there with you 22 weeks today too, youíre looking great!

Iíve just been for a scan to check my cervix isnít shortening because of bicornuate uterus, and that was fine but the sonographer while doing some other measurements on baby found the cord only had one artery.

The specialist came in to talk to us and said itís associated with other abnormalities (kidney, heart, etc) and I have an increased risk of stillbirth, IUGR, preterm birth...which I was already increased risk for due to the bicornuate uterus. He called the sonographer back to do a detailed scan of babyís heart which looked ok. Urgh I just feel like things are stacking against us and Iím not doing a good job growing and looking after this baby.

Iím more worried about the growth tailing off toward the end, the stillbirth risk is really scaring me. I just want to cry!



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2018, 18:07 PM   1378
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I have an increased risk of stillbirth, IUGR, preterm birth...which I was already increased risk for due to the bicornuate uterus. He called the sonographer back to do a detailed scan of babyís heart which looked ok. Urgh I just feel like things are stacking against us and Iím not doing a good job growing and looking after this baby.

Iím more worried about the growth tailing off toward the end, the stillbirth risk is really scaring me. I just want to cry!


I have higher risk of all of those things as well due to my low PAPP-A hormone (indicative of poor placenta) so I am getting scanned every 4 weeks. Next scan at 28 weeks. The doctor told me as long as baby is measuring normally all I can do is be vigilant about kick counts (still unsure when to start those though) and keep getting scanned. I imagine it's the same for you....

Was baby measuring on track today? If so that's a great sign she is getting enough blood flow!! I know the stillbirth fear-- I had that with Alistair and that was 'just' because of GD and high blood pressure at the time.

It's also great baby's heart checked out well.

Still so scary, though!



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2018, 18:57 PM   1379
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Thanks for the hugs Allie, sorry youíre high risk for these things too, itís so scary. They measured babyís head circumference, stomach and femur length and all were on track for 22 weeks, with baby estimated at weighing 1lb which is about right for where I am. So they are all good signs. I wonít have another scan until 32 weeks (this seems like a long time...?) then 36, and then one every week. No one has mentioned kick counts, although Iím already getting concerned about movements, so I may ask at my next visit what they think. I see the midwife on the 25th.

It was a pretty detailed scan of the heart so I feel reassured about that.

I thought I was going to avoid placenta/cord problems this time, but no.



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2018, 19:33 PM   1380
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Allie, I'm having 1 Diet Coke per day. It's all I wanted 1st tri and I was so sick then I just shrugged and said whatever. I cut back to every other day with DD but this time I'm not so worried. I cut out all other fake sugar (in coffee, etc) so I'm very meh about it.

duck, I'm sorry you have this worry. I know several people with single vessel cords who went on to have healthy babies. I'll be thinking good thoughts for you.

My MW told me last visit that they don't worry about kick counts until 32 weeks.



 
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