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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Back for round 3
« Last post by Jadeandrainbowbub on June 15, 2018 at 11:22 AM »
I'm so glad things have settled down for you and bub is ok in there :) Hopefully you can keep her in a little longer. You have done so well to get her this far too!
Congratulations!  It must finally be hitting you that you will get to take this baby home, such an amazing feeling after a loss.

Hoping full term for you!! 75th percentile is awesome. Bigger preemies do better if you do end up with an early arrival.
Pregnancy Complications / steriods and gestational diabetes
« Last post by EnglishRose23 on June 15, 2018 at 09:58 AM »
So my drs had warned me when they started the steriods for baby's lungs that it can affect my glucose numbers...

Didn't seem so bad the first day since they were starving me anyway in case of emergency c-section, but yesterday after a long fought battle for food privileges I finally got to eat lunch and dinner and my post meal readings were sky high (mid 200's after 30 pathetic carbs) and my fasting this morning was 140. I'm already on insulin treatment anyway but I don't feel like my drs seem to be on top of adjusting my doses enough to keep this under control.

For those who've had to deal with this combination before how long did it take for your glucose to get back to its normal after steriods?  (I have my makena tomorrow too that always gives them a bump too!!)

On a related note one weird thing, the morning before my contractions and abruption started my numbers went off a cliff, like half my usual after breakfast and battling off hypoglycemia in the 50's with emergency candy and extra snacks all morning. I'm convinced that was somehow a warning sign of something being wrong with my placenta before it started detaching but the drs I mentioned it to on admission were completely dismissive of the idea. Thoughts?
Great news Lauren and congrats on making it to 30 weeks! Keep us updated! I just love reading about everyone reaching these milestones. <3
Well... we've made it to 30 weeks!
Baby looks ridiculously healthy on ultrasound and is in the 75% percentile for growth.  We have a great chance of our baby surviving and thriving!
Went to an OB visit today and was told that there's a good chance of making it to term, or close to it, pending infection.
Feeling good!
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Back for round 3
« Last post by EnglishRose23 on June 14, 2018 at 03:55 PM »
Thank you :)

 Positive update for today,  after a long rough night of heavy contractions every 2 mins and blood everywhere, things have somehow settled down today.  The contractions are much further apart and I've  been only  spotting for the past few hours.

Persuaded drs to finally let me eat but they still won't be sending me home anytime soon since my scan showed a significant pocket of blood behind my placenta. Baby has looked great on the monitor and my blood work has been good so far too. So lots of reasons to be optimistic.
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Back for round 3
« Last post by Lauren on June 14, 2018 at 02:23 PM »
Congratulations on making it to 30+3!! Your baby has an excellent chance of surviving and thriving!

Crossing my fingers for you that the bleed and contractions slow down so you can keep on cooking for a while longer, but wishing you the best either way!

Sending lots of love ??
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Back for round 3
« Last post by EnglishRose23 on June 14, 2018 at 03:59 AM »
Well here we go again,  after a calm week I started up with contractions every 2 minutes.  No further dilated when I got to the hospital but started a heavy bleed a few hours after being admitted. Me and baby still hanging in there despite the abruption. Steriods and magnesium but no signs of contractions letting up. She's breech so will be a c section if they have to deliver. Haven't broke my waters yet at least.  30 + 3 now and grateful to have made it this far.
Pregnancy Complications / Re: Questions about progesterone pessaries
« Last post by Charlotte on June 14, 2018 at 02:57 AM »
Thanks for your input SilentStorm. I'm grateful for any thoughts and ideas re this and every reassuring word helps. :)
Pregnancy Complications / Re: Questions about progesterone pessaries
« Last post by SilentStorm on June 14, 2018 at 12:57 AM »
Great reply by OBMOM. I have also been prescribed progesterone pills to insert vaginally each night. Part of the confusion at the pharmacy and at the patient level is because this is essentially an “off label” use of a medication normally prescribed for other reasons. Upon further reasearch (of the available reasearch so far), the success rate of avoiding pre-term birth is really remarkable, compared to he placebo groups studied.
Bottom line, though, in the high-risk OB world, this is becoming a standard of care.
I won’t tell you not to worry, but hope this does help put your mind at ease. :)
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