I hope you will consider the responses of the other three ladies who have already posted and not try to force an early delivery. If you need additional information on why it's unsafe to try to deliver before 39 weeks and Puts Baby at Risk, check out this article. They found that:
· · Babies delivered in their 37th or 38th week had a higher incidence of birth-related adverse outcomes, including respiratory problems and sepsis (serious infection), than babies delivered in their 39th week.
· · Compared to babies delivered during their 39th week, babies born between 38 and 39 weeks gestation had up to double the risk of adverse birth-related complications; babies born between their 37th and 38th weeks had up to a fourfold increase in risk.
So if neither the mother nor baby are at risk, it is safer to wait to deliver until the baby's lungs are fully mature.
Hello and welcome. It is often suggested that once you've been trying to conceive for a year without results, you consult with a doctor. Your husband can also ask his nephrologist (kidney doctor) for expert advice on the topic.
You may have heard the term before, but just what is a blighted ovum?
"A Blighted Ovum occurs when a fertilized egg implants in the uterus but doesn't develop into an embryo. It is also referred to as an anembryonic pregnancy and is a leading cause of early pregnancy failure or miscarriage. Often it occurs so early that you don't even know you are pregnant."
The article goes on to say it is responsible for about one in two miscarriages in the first trimester. It is often due to chromosome problems, either with the egg or sperm. Find out more by reading the full article.
Here are several free and low-cost health care resources that may be helpful. If you know of any in your community and want to share the URL (web address) please go ahead and post them here in this thread.
Together, we can help one another through these difficult times.
HRSA.gov --Have you heard of HRSA-supported health centers? They care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. These include dental, immunizations, and mental health care resources.
BenefitsCheckUp.org -- “Many older people need help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other basic needs. Ironically, millions of older Americans — especially those with limited incomes — are eligible for but not receiving benefits from existing federal, state and local programs.”
Free Clinics-- Use the search to find state and local free clinics and see if one is near you.
NeedyMeds.org Clinics--You do not have to provide any documentation to validate your income. You do not have to provide any other form of identification, such as proof of citizenship or “green card.”
Other--Please make sure and check local resources for tests PAP smear, mammograms, pregnancy testing, prostate cancer screenings, cholesterol screenings, bone density tests, and blood pressure checks. Drug stores, grocery stores with pharmacies, Planned Parenthood, community health centers, local hospitals, senior centers and women's clinics will often have these tests/exams available at low cost or even free. Keep your eyes peeled!
Note:None of these are WebMD sites, so we cannot guarantee content. Clinics may change requirements and/or services offered. Please contact them directly to find current information.
Confused about what all of those TTC (trying to conceive) and PG (pregnancy) abbreviations mean? Here's a list to help you decode them.
2WW: Two-Week Wait (until you can take a pregnancy test) AF: Aunt Flo(w), your menstrual period BBT: Basal Body Temperature BD: Baby Dance (Have sex for TTC) Beta: Blood Test for Pregnancy BFN: Big Fat Negative (pregnancy test result) BFP: Big Fat Positive (pregnancy test result) CB: Cycle Buddy--someone on the same cycle as you CM: Cervical Mucous DC: Dear Child or Dear Children DD : Dear Daughter DF: Dear/Darn Fiance' DH: Dear/Darn Husband DP: "Dancing" Partner; spouse or significant other DPO: Days Past Ovulation DS: Dear Son DTD: Doing The Deed (having sex) ECP: Evil Crotch Pain EDC: Estimated Date of Confinement (an old fashioned way of saying "Due Date") EDD: Estimated Date of Delivery (Due Date) EWCM: Egg-White Cervical Mucous ET: Egg Transfer FD: Fun Dancing (having sex for recreation and not because you're ovulating) FMU: First Morning Urine (the urine best for HPTs) HCG (hCG): Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (pregnancy hormone) HSG: Hysterosalpingogram (checking to see if your tubes are clear) HPT: Home Pregnancy Test ICSI: Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (microfertilization) IVF: In Vitro Fertilization IUI: Intra-Uterine Insemination (a ride for the semen closer to your egg) LMP: Last Menstrual Period LP: Luteal Phase; the time between ovulation and Aunt Flow O: Ovulation OPK: Ovulation Predictor Kit PCOS (POS): Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome PG: Pregnant POAS: Pee On A Stick (check for pregnancy) RE: Reproductive Endocrinologist, a doctor who is a fertility expert SA: Semen Analysis TTC: Trying to conceive
Teams: Blue Team = Having a Boy Pink Team = Having a Girl Green Team = Going to find out gender, but don't know yet Yellow Team = Not going to find out gender Purple Team = Know gender, but not telling Plaid Team = Girl/Boy Twins
According to WebMD's information about Tubal Ligation ,"Tubal ligation and tubal implants are not 100% effective at preventing pregnancy. "01CThere is a slight risk of becoming pregnant after tubal ligation. This happens to about 5 per 1,000 women after 1 year. After a total of 10 years following tubal ligation, about 18 per 1,000 women will have become pregnant."
Because of the increased risk of complications, you should definitely get checked out by your doctor if you are, or think you are pregnant.
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