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I Had Pregnancy Complications

For women with difficult pregnancies, including cervical insufficiency, ectopic pregnancy, excessive amniotic fluid, gestational diabetes & hypertension, intrauterine growth restriction, iron-deficiency anemia, low amniotic fluid, placenta previa, placental abruption, preeclampsia, preterm labor & birth, and more. 376 People

    Lost Angel

     I started having problems in my pregnancy when I was about four months along. I was told to abort my baby, but I just couldn't do that.  The doctors told me that my baby wasn't growing and that they didn't think she had any of the lower extremities. My husband and I had been...
    becky3131 becky3131 41-45 1 Response Jul 15, 2011

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    3rd Baby

    My first two went great. Super easy short labors. Too quick for pain medication even. First,with my third preg I got a call that there was a chance he had Down's. The risk from the amnio was bigger than the risk that he had Down's. So--we did not find out. Going the whole...
    cemev cemev 31-35, F 17 Responses Jan 29, 2008

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    23 Years Old, 1.5 Kids, Type 2 Diabetes, And Partridge In A Pear Tree.

    I have an unconventional, well, everything... so why should my pregnancies be much different?I'm 22 years old (23 next week) and I'm pregnant with my second daughter (due between April 7 and April 19). My oldest daughter is 2 and a half and I had gestational diabetes and Group B...
    EmmeFatale EmmeFatale 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2012

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    My girlfriend is pregnant

    and I can't smoke anymore. Talk about complicated.
    Venturawhite Venturawhite 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Working With Women Who Have A High Risk Pregnancy

    I am a counseling major and am doing my internship in a hospital. I am seeing women who have high risk pregnancies. Since I don't have children myself and therefore don't have any personal experience about what it means to be pregnant and the feelings and worries associated with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 31, 2010

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    I Am A Mother To A Baby Angel

    i was about 18 weeks when things started going wrong , i had some blood results come back with high risk of baby abnormality so i was adviced to have a amnio the results came back clear i was told my baby was perfectly healthy but form the point of the amnio things only got worse...
    sophie18x sophie18x 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 17, 2012

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    Hypermesis, Gall Bladder Removal, Dehydration And An Early Delivery Scare.

    Here I am looking back at almost 37 weeks pregnant, and I honestly cant believe that I made it! When I first found out I was pregnant, my fiancee and I were overyjoyed and terrified since we got pregnant the first time we had sex. Yeah thats right, he never misses apparantly...
    Xtremegirly789 Xtremegirly789 22-25 Apr 6, 2013

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    I have a clotting disorder called factor V

    Leiden. Basically I have placental abruptions (where the placenta detaches effectively cutting off baby's life line). I lost my first baby boy at 26wks and found out about it. Then I was given fragmin (blood thinners) and aspirin to take the ought the next pregnancy. At week 30...
    xlxSpiraxlx xlxSpiraxlx 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Three Scary Pregnancies

    I am 43 and had my first 2 kids..girls...when I was 22 and 25...first pregnancy I started preterm labor at 22 weeks for no known reason...I was hospitalized many times to stop laborious and give steroids to mature her lungs..at 34 weeks she was born by section 5 lbs 5 oz and...
    geauxangel geauxangel 41-45, F May 17, 2013

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    Pregnancy Weight Gain

    Okay, so we're all so much more educated than our parents. We know that eating for two is an old myth.So we continue to eat for one. One pound a week, thirty pounds total is the recommended weight gain for the average pregnancy. Well somehow it hasn't quite worked out that way...
    MaxineR MaxineR 36-40, F Feb 27, 2012

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    Always A New Complication With Each Pregnancy, It Gets Worse

    With my first pregnancy I had gestational diabeties.. i had to  moniter and count everything that I ate. Baby turned out just fine, only 6 pounds 12 ounces2nd pregnancy- Placenta abruption at 36 weeks.. baby was fine, it put me into labor and i had her really fast. the placenta...
    cstevens6802 cstevens6802 22-25, F Jan 8, 2012

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    Placenta Abruption

    I have been put on bed rest with a small placenta abruption at 26 weeks.  I am looking for anyone who may have or has had the same condition to help me feel better about this.  My baby is too small to be born in the city we live in, so that scares me alot!!  When I...
    Treens Treens 26-30 29 Responses May 14, 2008

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    Heartbreak

    On April 13th 2011 I lost my son at 7 months due to placental lining separation .I had found out earlier in the pregnancy but i refused to let them abort i wanted to have him naturally he stopped growing around 5 months even though my abdomen kept growing .On the day I miscarried...
    solessia solessia 36-40, F 1 Response May 10, 2011

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    Third Times The Charm.

    All my pregnancies have been high risk because I'm an epileptic and type one diabetic. Unfortunately. I was born with the family health issues. The four pregnancies were hard but well worth it in the end! With my son who is now 12, I had him naturally, John (close friend at the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 28, 2011

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    He Dumped Me Because I Lost the Baby!!!

    Iv'e been dating my boyfriend (well ex now) for a little while now. And about four weeks into our relationship i found out i was pregnant..At first i did not want to keep the baby because our relationship was already on the rocks. But he told me how much he wanted to be a family...
    tieroll tieroll 19-21, F 6 Responses Nov 28, 2008

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    Big Decisions

    We had been unsuccesful at getting pregnant for a long time and so we decided to go to fertility. They did all the diagnostic tests and dertermined I had PCOS with insulin resistance. It was decided that I would try clomid, but then I concieved - twins! Pre pregnancy: At the test...
    angrychild angrychild 31-35, F 4 Responses May 2, 2007

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    Pre-eclampsia

    Just wanted to share this for what it is worth. Before my daughter was born I developed Pre-eclampsia which is high blood-pressure and a significant amount of protein in your urine. This occured during the last few weeks before she was born. I had been very healthy up to that...
    marcialynn marcialynn 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2011

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    First Pregnancy & I Developed Eclampsia

    I was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia at 35 weeks pregnant. I was put on bedrest that same day. It was moderate pre-eclampsia but 5 days later things took a turn downhill. I had a headache tht lasted from about 4 in the morning & I still had it when I called the doctor at 8. (He...
    luki4 luki4 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 2012

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    :/

    Ok wow I am currently pregnant :) which is a huge accomplishment for me. I was able to ovulate on my own (used Clomid in the past) hcg monday was 38 progesterone 15.5 Friday hog 43.5 progesterone 4.5 started 200mg suppositories have pink tint today when i wipe. I also take a baby...
    kfrazi kfrazi 26-30, F Dec 31, 2012

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    Restless Rest

    Our journey began on a hectic Monday morning, when I decided to do a pregnancy test after I had missed my period for the millionth time.  As I stood there in the bathroom waiting for the result to show up a funny feeling came over me, like I already knew what the result was...
    TinaGirl TinaGirl 26-30, F 25 Responses Feb 20, 2006

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    My Birth Story And Then Some

    I was 26 when my ex & I took NFP classes. I wanted to take them & he finally agreed after a few months of thinking it over. The classes were at our local Catholic church, but we are not Catholic. The classes were for one Sunday afternoon once a month for 3 months. Between our...
    crunchymomof1 crunchymomof1 31-35, F May 5, 2013

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    Scary Abruption

    I was a little over 35 weeks pregnant with my daughter, when I suddenly began to just not feel well. Nothing really specific.  Just alot of cramping and some diarrhea. Instead of leaving my job at the hospital, I decided to go upstairs and have the dr check me. I guess it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 9, 2007

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    My Miracle Baby

    Having children was a longtime dream of mine. When my husband and I got married, we were looking forward to starting a family. After almost a year of trying, nothing happened. I went to the doctor where I found out I had ovarian cysts. It was disrupting my ovulation so I wouldn't...
    deservethebest deservethebest 31-35 1 Response Sep 27, 2013

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    I Need People To Swoop In And Help Me

    I have been diagnosed with, not one, but TWO subchorionic hematomas. I just found out today that there are two present at my 12 week scan. I am now 15 weeks pregnant however I am feeling so uneasy about this. I've read online to see what it is and how I should respond but it's...
    fresheyes fresheyes 22-25, F 1 Response May 10, 2013

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    Pregnancy, Hormones And Madness

    So pregnancy is supposed to be the most exciting time of your life, right? Yet you are going bonkers. The train is late, the new office chair you ordered won't be delivered on time, you just ran out of cereal and the shop is closed. This is so cataclysmic that you are seriously...
    MaxineR MaxineR 36-40, F Feb 23, 2012

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    Doctors In NJ Won'T Let Me Have My Baby

    I have had chronic back pain since 2008. I have been on all kinds of pills to help me with the pain, such as Vicodin ES 4x a day and Oxycodine 5mg 2x a day a Zanaflex 6mg 2x a day. That just keeps the pain managable, but I am always in pain. Then a few months ago I found out I...
    maybemommy maybemommy 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2013

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    My Pregnancy

    When i found out i was pregnant with my daughter in September 2008 it was a shock, but i was over the moon!! Once the happiness past i started  stress, i was born early (6 weeks) my brother (8 weeks) and we have a high family history on my side for emergency c-sections...
    Jessie86 Jessie86 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2010

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    28 Weeks - Preterm Labor

    In 2000 we found out we were expecting our third child. This was a huge surprise to us both, because we also found out he was receiving orders to go to Bosnia. This meant I was somehow gonna have to juggle two kids, a full-time job that 120 miles one way and a household. Well the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 22, 2012

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    November 2011

    In November 2011 (9th) I had my son, Dallas (: At 38 weeks I was induced because I had preeclampsia. Also, after I had Dallas I was anemic for about a month and needed to take 2 iron supplements a day. Just a side thing, I also stopped producing milk at about 4 weeks, very...
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 16-17, F Sep 22, 2013

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    Ectopic Pregnancy

    I had ectopic Pregnancy after 3 yrs of my marriage
    Oneee Oneee 31-35 Nov 26, 2012

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    Hopemansir

    I'm 39 with 2 grown sons with x. I have a 2 yr old son and baby on the way with My SO. All 3 of my boys were early. I suffered 4 miscarriages, 2 being 2nd term. I'm dx'd with SLE, with anti-RO. I'm on lovenox. My ob/gyn said my placenta was old and low. I'm not gaining weight. So...
    Hopemansir Hopemansir 36-40, F Oct 10, 2012

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    I Have a Hole In My Heart That Will Never Go Away...

    Well it has happened twice now. The first time I was 14 weeks and 5 days. It started on a Friday when I started having some light spotting. I called my doctor and she had me come in for an ultrasound. She said it looked like I might have been pregnant with twins but the second...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Dec 11, 2008

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    Quite a Scare

    My husband had just went downstairs to use the bathroom, and I was just getting ready to sleep, when I felt a gush. I assumed my water had broke, but when I got up, there was blood everywhere. It was just a flowing out of me. I called down the stairs to my husband, that he should...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 28, 2008

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    Only Had Problems Being Pregnant With Boys

    i am so very thankful that i have four beautiful healthy children.........my two daughters were born at term and healthy........no complications......in between them and having my two sons i miscarried 2 boys.........when i got pregnant with my first son, i was so happy...
    irishwiccan irishwiccan 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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    3 Times...

      My first 2 pregnancies were under bad conditions, they were the results of rapes...     The first pregnancy was Sam, I was so scared, I wasn’t sure I wanted to go through with it, but the father insisted and threatened me. But I was not in a good frame...
    shadowlight shadowlight 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2009

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    Had a Scare...

    With my son, first born, the pregnancy was easy.  Giving brith to him wasnt.  I didnt dialate yet he was determined to find his way out... 18 hours of hell....finally the doc said enough as my sons heart rate was dropping and they performed a C-section. He was fine...
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2007

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    Why The Third Trimester Is The Best Trimester

    I know all the baby books wax on about how the second trimester is the most amazing, because you’re high on estrogen and so horny that you’re likely to sexually assault strangers in the street. That your husband can expect a lot of sex at this time and that you’re simply a...
    MaxineR MaxineR 36-40, F Feb 23, 2012

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    I had a miscarriage at 9 weeks gestation in the

    year 2012. In early February 2014, I gave birth to my baby boy Michael at 31 weeks. He lived for 4hrs and passed away. I got to see him for a few seconds when he was alive and managed to kiss him twice too. The doctors came to me 02h30am to tell me that he did'nt make it. My...
    lindaltern lindaltern 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Placenta Preevia

    I am the mother of 4 wonderful,beautiful kids. My oldest will be 19 in December. I was 18 when I got pregnant with him. I was very scared, and his dad wasn't very happy. Other than having bad morning,afternoon,and evening sickness it was a pretty unevenful pregnancy. I never even...
    strawberry1969 strawberry1969 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2007

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    My Personal Miracle

    On 2007, after several fertility treatments, I managed to get pregnant at last. We were absolutely fascinated by the good news: We were expecting twins! At 6 weeks we could hear both hearts thumping. Everything seemed ok, but later that afternoon I began bleeding. I had to stay...
    anonimacy anonimacy 36-40, F 16 Responses Mar 23, 2012

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    It's always an experience you think will be

    great. It started that way. I remember sitting and my head hurting and not feeling well. I call my husband tell him something was wrong. We went to my doctor immediately and got my blood pressure checked. It was so high. I ended up having HELLP syndrome. My baby girl Leah came...
    Tpritcat Tpritcat 31-35, F Mar 26

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    Im Not Pregnant But I Was And Will Be A High Risk Pregnancy

    I have renal sclerosis and nephrotic syndrome and was told i would be a high risk pregnancy. i recently had two miscarrages and it was a major factor, I am so scared for the future!! will it always be like this?
    mandylyn9 mandylyn9 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 7, 2011

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    Couldn't See Him For Almost 3 And A Half Hours!

    i didn't necessarily have pregnancy complications but i had a lot of labor complications. when i was pregnant, ever dr appointment my doctor told me i was gaining too much weight, but i couldn't help it. i never ate a lot to gain the weight....so i had no clue why i was gaining...
    babymama16 babymama16 18-21, F Mar 2, 2012

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    Ectopic Pregnancy.

    february 6th, 2010 was the happiest day for me, I had tears of joy when my doctor told me I was expecting and I was 13 weeks. After my appointment, I had this intense pain on my right and I was bleeding uncontrollably, so I took myself to emerg. After waiting for few hours a...
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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    Pre-e And Other Fun Surprises.

    Before I got pregnant with my son, I had been through 10 mc's and a stillbirth. Needless to say when I got pregnant again, I was skeptical, but hopeful. Everything was going well until I was about 2 months, and I started getting dizzy and fainting. I had to stop working and I was...
    dancingfree dancingfree 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2012

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    13 Weeks Pregnant With A Subchorionic Hematoma

    I am 19 years old and happily engaged (not rushing getting married). I have a beautiful daughter named Natalie who is 19 months old and healthy. She was what I call a Birth Control Baby :) I was taking Levora every single day on time and still managed to get pregnant when I was...
    MM2XM MM2XM 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Help!!! 13 Weeks And Bleeding

    Hi all, This is my first pregnancy and I am 28 yo. My DH husband and I conceived with IVF, we had been trying to fall pregnant for a while and it wasnt working. I am 13 weeks now and I had a pretty smooth 11 weeks. Last monday was the beginning our or 12th week. We had our 12...
    PrincessElenitsa PrincessElenitsa 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    Tubal Pregnancy

    I'm losing my baby today. It was my dream come true to be a mom. Now it has become my nightmare. I have a tubal pregnancy and will bleed to death if I don't have this surgery D:
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses May 23, 2013

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    i was happy when i found out i was 2 months

    pregnant in june 2012 and that i was dued on the 28th of january 2013. we had our scans, they looked good and the baby was healthy. It got to october of that year and i had shallow breathing and was sleeping most of the day, so my partner took me up the hospital. at first they...
    lilmisshustler lilmisshustler 18-21, F Jan 3

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    I Had Are-eclampsia Twice

    I had been put on bedrest at 6mos. gestation with my first pregnancy due to pre-eclampsia. I also had gestational diabetes that was controlled with diet. My beautiful and perfect first baby was born three weeks early on a Tuesday by c-section after labor was induced on Sunday...
    HarleyBob619 HarleyBob619 41-45, F 8 Responses Jul 25, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    I am 41 yrs old. I had an abortion 2 yrs ago when I was 39. I am married for 17 yrs and have twins who were 5 yrs old at the time. My husband & I struggled for 4 years with...
    flamengogirl flamengogirl 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It occurred to me sometime during this week that the anniversary of my ER trip, discovering I was pregnant, discovering it was ectopic, and discovering I was on the verge of death...
    SnowflakeWonder SnowflakeWonder 31-35, F 10 hrs ago

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    Before I begin, I'm going to say that I'm not going to get into depth as to why I decided to get an abortion. This was a very difficult decision to make but in my current situation...
    kalexandria kalexandria 16-17, F Jul 27

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