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1st appointment at High Risk Clinic.

Mar 18, 2013 - 8 comments

My first appointment at the high risk clinic on Thursday went really well.  They spent about an hour and a half with me which was great - I even got to meet this professor guy who wanted to meet me.  So we went through my history and talked a bit about my last pregnancy and about losing Ruby etc.

They have decided not to give me the cervical stitch at this point and just monitor my cervix with fortnightly scans instead.  I am kind of worried about this and kind of relieved at the same time.  I am relieved because I know the stitch can cause miscarriage and this has had me freaked out for a while but I am also worried about not having it in case I did lose Ruby to an incompetant cervix.

They are saying, because it is more likey that I lost Ruby because of my antiphospholipid syndrome and the massive blood clot rather than an incompetant cervix , they think the risk outweighs the benefit of having it done.  I guess I just have to trust what they are saying and hope it's the right decision. Because it is a renowned professor that has decided this and he has a lot of knowledge around cervical incompetance, this makes me feel a lot better.

So I still have my weekly scans at the recurrent pregnancy loss clinic till 13 weeks and then I graduate from there and have fortnightly appointments and scans at the high risk clinic.  I am feeling well looked after :)

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by butterflybabies, Mar 18, 2013
Sounds like they are really going to watch you closely. I'm sure if something shows up with your cervix they will do what is necessary at that time. I'm glad to hear all is going well. They don't see another clot like before it sounds like so that's great! Hang in there! I'm hoping the rest of your pregnancy goes fast so you can get thru it with little time to worry and I can't wait to see this baby and see you take him/her home! Are you planning on finding out the gender?

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by dscoqn, Mar 18, 2013
Thanks sweetie!  Yep no one has seen a clot yet so I think that's a really good sign.  The heparin must be working!  Yep will definitely be finding out the gender.  Will wait till around 16 weeks this time.  Last time at 13 weeks they thought Ruby was a boy and then when I went for another scan at 16 weeks they told me she was actually a girl LOL.

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by bfromthed, Mar 18, 2013
Glad things went well! It's good to be comfortable with your team!

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by dscoqn, Mar 18, 2013
Thanks luv, yep it's a good feeling to know people are on your side and will give you the care you need :)

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by Ellen038, Mar 18, 2013
I'm glad your feeling confident about the decisions made for you and your baby. I think of you often and send prayers regularly even tho I'm not on here much anymore.

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by Helen72, Mar 18, 2013
Glad you are being closely monitored!  My cervix was monitored every week for pre-term labor and they detected changes right away.  This type of monitoring prevented early labor for my twins.
Good luck to you!

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by Sherri90049, Mar 18, 2013
Glad to hear you are getting great care and that the blood thinners are working! I'm so happy you didn't take no for an answer and got the treatment that you needed (Heparin). Just like Ellen, you are always in my thoughts and prayers! Love getting updates from you! I truly believe it will be all good news the whole way through and this baby will be coming at full term! xx

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by nichumangel, Mar 19, 2013
So glad to hear everything is going the right way! You sound so upbeat and happy in your words!! I am smiling ear to ear. ..things are FINALLY going your way so far so good ♥♥

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