Wednesday, February 16, 2011

July, July, July

Went to the doctor this morning. Got to hear a strong, "perfect" heartbeat. I never get sick of that noise! Our appointment was first thing in the morning and I really like getting to go in so early.

We discussed the blood clotting disorder in greater length. Due to my insurance not starting until April 1st, it will be necessary for me to switch to Heparin for a short while. The Lovenox is a superior drug, as it does not impact your blood platelets, require monitoring, etc. However, closer to delivery time, most anesthesiologists won't allow you to have any medicine if you have had Lovenox within 24 hours so were I to go into labor, I would either have to go natural if I chose to push, or I would have to be put to sleep for a c-section (Heparin has a reversal medicine available were it necessary). Obviously, I want to keep my options open. So, for now, I will take Heparin for the month when the meds that were donate to me run out and closer to delivery time they will switch me back to the Heparin. Confused? Sorry.

The verdict is still out on whether the blood thinners are absolutely necessary, however, we are taking a "better safe than sorry" approach due to the high incidence of stillborn births, etc. And, I will get specialized monitoring throughout to ensure the baby is not impacted by a blood clot (the medicine does not negatively impact the baby, for those concerned.)

Oh! And she also told me that because of the disorder, they like to deliver during 38 weeks. I have said this entire time the baby would not be born in August, and now I have my confirmation: this will be a July baby! Do you know what this means??? Only 22 weeks left-Whoa!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I can't believe I just found this blog. It has been fun catching up on your pregnancy thus far. I know it pobably seems like you'll be pregnant forever and simultaneously like the baby will be here before you know it. As someone who was recently pregnant, I can tell you that it flies! I'm excited to keep up now, especially since you're in TX! Hugs to you and take care of yourself, and that little growing baby!