pregnant and heart conditions?

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  1. katieeandbump

    katieeandbump Well-Known Member

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    does anyone here have a heart condition who is pregnant?? i have a hole in my heart and arrythmias and had a baby one and a half years ago... feel alot worse now than i did then and was just wondering if anyone is going through the same fear? im only just 4 weeks today :) xxx
     
  2. lesbianlove

    lesbianlove mummy to 3 boys :)

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    hi hun i also was born with a hole in my heart due to being 16 weeks premature, this is my third pregnancy and thev all been fine had ecg's done and didnt suffer with breathing problems at all as i think a iv got older its just a heart murmer now im sorry i dont know what arrythmias is but hope ur pregnancy goes ok for u xx
     
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    I had a huge hole in my heart that was not discovered until last April, surgically corrected last Sepetember and in March I was given the all clear to do whatever I want. I was told not to get pregnant with my hole, but like I said, it was really big! I was having a hard time breathing just walking across the room, and whatnot. The doctor who fixed it told me it was the largest he had ever seen, and he works on 100+ of these/year. I am guessing if you've never had to have yours corrected, it probably isn't anywhere near the severity of what mine was. I would also think your doctors would've told you not to get pregnant if it was going to be really bad for your heart.

    Since it's been corrected, I've still had blood pressure issues, because my heart will stop suddenly for about 3 seconds when I stand up too fast, so I almost pass out, but they told me not to worry about that, as long as I'm not actually passing out. I have noticed that increase since becoming pregnant, but I still haven't passed out, so I try not to worry about it (not always successfully!).

    Sorry for writing a book, most of which was probably not really helpful, but good luck! Hopefully, since your prior pregnancy went alright, this one will be fine, too!
     
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    katieeandbump Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for ur reply :) sorry to hear about your hole too :( but yeh mines pretty bad too as I'm still underinvestigation.. I get chest pains on standing my heart beats upto 200 amin and I'm breathless all the time. I was told going on the pill was not an option for me so as u can see pregnancy was also not one :( this is why I'm so worried I have an appointment in a week with my cardiologist and I'm going to discuss everything with him as I'm quite frightened atm for my babys life and for my own during pregnancy and labour thankyou so much for ur reply :) how did they come about to find ur hole? Xxxxxx
     
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  7. Eternal

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    my friend has cardio myopathy (not sure if thats how you spell it), its the cause of sudden adult death, she was told not to bget pregnant, but she did twice, she had to be carefuly moitored throughout and had to have sections as they didnt think her heart would tolerate labour, but she did fantastically both times, infact i have never seen someone recover so quick from a section.

    I think in most cases you heart will just be monitored during labour and you should be able to tolerate a natural birth, i worked on a cardac unit and people with wholes in their hearts are really common, so i wouldnt be too worried, hopfully you will have extra monitoring once your in your second trimester. you may get extra tired etc.
     
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    Aww thankyou so much for ur reply :) makes me feel a lot easier! I'm sure we used to speak when we were both last expecting! Haha hope ur well xxx
     

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