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Monday Roll Call for August 7, 2017
« on: August 07, 2017 at 10:49 AM »
Hello, ladies!

Today I am sharing a link to an article about moms who nearly died after delivery.  I know you don't want to think about any other possible thing that can go wrong with your pregnancy, but there is some excellent advice here. I developed preeclampsia that led to kidney failure and me being away from my son the first two weeks of his life. Demanding care for mothers AFTER delivery is a topic I feel strongly about. When your OB says to make an appointment to see her in 6 weeks (the standard of care), you don't have to wait. If you've been experiencing high blood pressure, headaches, bleeding, placenta previa, swelling, anxiety, depression or anything else that concerns you, set an appointment within the first week after delivery. Those are symptoms or complications that could become worse after you deliver. You can also have a doula come to your home to assess your health.

My other recommendation is to have a partner or family member who is ready to advocate for you if something doesn't seem right or if something goes wrong. If you feel like your health care providers are listening to you or aren't taking you seriously, your partner MUST fight for you. Your partner can also be your second set of ears. Have them write things down for you and encourage them to ask questions.

Here is the link: http://www.npr.org/2017/08/03/541191480/if-you-hemorrhage-dont-clean-up-advice-from-mothers-who-almost-died

On a lighter note, I hope to see you all on the live chat tomorrow!

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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Re: Monday Roll Call for August 7, 2017
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017 at 10:26 PM »
Thank you Angela for sharing this article. The weeks after delivery are important for moms too, better to be cautious.

I am 36 weeks now, I am staying in hospital until my scheduled C-section in 2 weeks.