So, I know this is hard, however, time will be the only thing which helps us decide on what the pregnancy will do. All of your HCG's are normal. I have seen so many different things happen with pregnancy over the last 20 years, I would try and not worry about it until you have the ultrasound done on the 10th. At that time you will see a fetus, should see a heart beat as well.
All the HCG's tell you is that the pregnancy is going well. It is not a substitute to ultrasound telling you how far along you are.
Hang in there. Try not to stress over it at this point in time.View Thread
So, get rid of the coffee, period! This is an arrhythmiagenic substance. Then you can see what your heart is like.
There is really little harm on going on a beta blocker to control your heart rate if needed.
Pregnancy will increase your tachycardia. And it will increase your symptoms. So getting that under control will be very important to do first.
Exercising and loosing the weight also will be important as well.
Once things are in control, I believe you can have a very successful pregnancy. If you have not seen a high risk doctor (Maternal Fetal Medicine) I would also suggest you consult with them as well as your cardiologist.
Good luck to you. Have your thyroid tested, take vitamins as well.View Thread
You will certainly have a number of decisions to make here.
First, the issue of the cervical insufficiency. if you truly had this issue, most individuals would recommend you undergo an elective cerclage between 12-14 weeks.
You did not include what your cervix was, what was the reasoning behind doing the cerclage. This is all important information to know. I believe your physician and you are the best to decide this however.
I am very familar with this issue, one I deal with quite a bit.
The other issue of whether to have a trial of labor after C/S (TOLAC), is another issue. The risk of uterine rupture is the biggest fear individuals have. The risk is approximately 0.4-0.7%. This is considered fairly low.
However, if you have been told you have a small pelvis, then there is literature which would suggest a repeat C/S would in fact be the safest option for you.
Again, these will need to be discussed with your physician. good luck with your decisions.View Thread
So, patients who have chronic hypertension defined by a high blood pressure prior to 20 weeks gestation or high prior to pregnancy have an increased risk of superimposed preeclampsia. The risk is approximately 20-30%. Patient who have a history of early preeclampsia defined by a gestational age less then 32 weeks. Patients like that described have a higher risk of approximately 50% or greater.
The key is to take very good care of yourself. I would take a baby aspirin if you have not started.
It is a good sign to have low blood pressure, however, it does not preclude you to have high blood pressure toward the end of pregnancy. you will still need to go to your physician and make sure you take good care of yourself.View Thread
So the real question is should you make a more permenant solution to the Grave's Disease. Some suggest Radioactive Iodide to obliterate the thryoid gland. This would make you hypothyroid and you would then need to take replacement therapy for the remainder of life.
The benefit is, you will not have the same risks if you still have hyperthyroidism. There are antibodies that can cross the placenta which can cause possible side effects to the baby even if you have the radioactive Iodide or not.
I would suggest talking more to your Endocrinologist to see if you should have the radioactive iodide or not. If you do, you cannot get pregnant for 3 months.
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