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Has this happens to you during pregnancy? UPDATE

Posted by on May. 9, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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I'm freaking out! I'm 10 weeks as of yesterday. Well when I went to my ob for my first doctor appointment (april 24th) they told me something was wrong with my blood. I can not remember what it is exactly (I'll know on the 23th when I see the specialist) something in my blood is low, it will cause me to possibly get preeclampsia (sp?) Around 20 weeks. I won't be able to get a spinal tap or epidural, I will have to be knocked out while I get a c-section. Then I have a chance of bleeding out!

I'm scared! I've never had to deal with this in my first pregnancy, I don't know what to expect. Not only that but I have to see another specialist for my thyroid. This pregnancy has been nothing but bad news. I don't know what to think anymore. I'm trying to think positive, but the negative is overpowering. So ladies...has this happened to you before?

I'll update what the specialist says when I do blood work again.


UPDATE
I seen the Hematologist, he told me what my count was from my first lab from the ob. It was 117, Now it's 107. So now I have to go back weekly to see if it continues to drop or stays stable. If it stays stable then he will stretch put the appointments.
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emkirkley
by Silver Member on May. 9, 2013 at 11:13 AM

I'm guessing your platelet count is low...that does not mean you WILL have pre-e, it means it's more likely, but it's also likely that NOTHING is wrong depending what your numbers actually were--low platelet count can be caused by viral infections or just pregnancy in general...again, your actual numbers give more information.

emkirkley
by Silver Member on May. 9, 2013 at 11:16 AM

http://www.drbrewerpregnancydiet.com/id36.html

I personally had pre-e/hellps with my first pregnancy and had many issues from it for a while, but I did research and I ate correctly and took care of myself better and my 2nd and 3rd pregnancies went beautifully.  Is there a reason why you HAVE to have a csection?  unless you are SEVERELY low on your count the actual risks are very low.

Corkie-
by Member on May. 9, 2013 at 12:05 PM
He didn't tell me my numbers, just said this can't be right, it very low that I have to see a specialist. With the risk, he is doing csection, first pregnancy was emergency csection due to early labor with my twins. He doesn't want to take the chance of vaginal birth of fear I will rip scar tissue and then it becomes fatal for me and baby. All I know is I'm scared. :(

Quoting emkirkley:

http://www.drbrewerpregnancydiet.com/id36.html

I personally had pre-e/hellps with my first pregnancy and had many issues from it for a while, but I did research and I ate correctly and took care of myself better and my 2nd and 3rd pregnancies went beautifully.  Is there a reason why you HAVE to have a csection?  unless you are SEVERELY low on your count the actual risks are very low.

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emkirkley
by Silver Member on May. 9, 2013 at 1:02 PM

I personally think that this early in the game he's overreacting and you need to see a specialist to get a second opinion...heck the machine could have been off or you could have been recovering from a virus you didn't even know you had...there are so many things between now and then that could happen...and the likelihood of your tearing scar tissue is minimal so I think he just likes c sections.


Quoting Corkie-:

He didn't tell me my numbers, just said this can't be right, it very low that I have to see a specialist. With the risk, he is doing csection, first pregnancy was emergency csection due to early labor with my twins. He doesn't want to take the chance of vaginal birth of fear I will rip scar tissue and then it becomes fatal for me and baby. All I know is I'm scared. :(

Quoting emkirkley:

http://www.drbrewerpregnancydiet.com/id36.html

I personally had pre-e/hellps with my first pregnancy and had many issues from it for a while, but I did research and I ate correctly and took care of myself better and my 2nd and 3rd pregnancies went beautifully.  Is there a reason why you HAVE to have a csection?  unless you are SEVERELY low on your count the actual risks are very low.


Baby_Avas_Momma
by Elizabeth on May. 9, 2013 at 1:11 PM
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I agree

Quoting emkirkley:

I personally think that this early in the game he's overreacting and you need to see a specialist to get a second opinion...heck the machine could have been off or you could have been recovering from a virus you didn't even know you had...there are so many things between now and then that could happen...and the likelihood of your tearing scar tissue is minimal so I think he just likes c sections.


Quoting Corkie-:

He didn't tell me my numbers, just said this can't be right, it very low that I have to see a specialist. With the risk, he is doing csection, first pregnancy was emergency csection due to early labor with my twins. He doesn't want to take the chance of vaginal birth of fear I will rip scar tissue and then it becomes fatal for me and baby. All I know is I'm scared. :(



Quoting emkirkley:

http://www.drbrewerpregnancydiet.com/id36.html

I personally had pre-e/hellps with my first pregnancy and had many issues from it for a while, but I did research and I ate correctly and took care of myself better and my 2nd and 3rd pregnancies went beautifully.  Is there a reason why you HAVE to have a csection?  unless you are SEVERELY low on your count the actual risks are very low.


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MMerrill
by Bronze Member on May. 9, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Low platelets wont cause you to have preeclampsia and if you did, you can't predict it'll happen at 20 weeks.

I had severely low platelets and had a succesful emergency c-section without bleeding out.  I agree that he is over reacting a little too soon.

There is a women in the pregnancy group going through the same thing right now, she just posted about it.

http://www.cafemom.com/group/pregnancy/forums/read/18484785/Anyone_know_about_pregnancy_and_low_platelets

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abra
by Abra on May. 9, 2013 at 4:12 PM
bump! I don't know. Best of luck, though. ((hugs))
Cheyennesmommy4
by Christina on May. 10, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Bump. Best Of Luck

JTnJT
by Member on May. 10, 2013 at 10:44 PM

 Just my opinion, but you may want to consider seeing another doctor, to either support or refute your current doctor.  I say this, as my sister had a low blood platelet count, which did result in pre-e, with her 3rd, and she still managed a successful VBAC....I personally think some doctors push C-sections, as they can be scheduled and to some degree controlled versus the unpredictability of a vaginal delivery....just my opinion though. 

Quoting Corkie-:

He didn't tell me my numbers, just said this can't be right, it very low that I have to see a specialist. With the risk, he is doing csection, first pregnancy was emergency csection due to early labor with my twins. He doesn't want to take the chance of vaginal birth of fear I will rip scar tissue and then it becomes fatal for me and baby. All I know is I'm scared. :(

Quoting emkirkley:

http://www.drbrewerpregnancydiet.com/id36.html

I personally had pre-e/hellps with my first pregnancy and had many issues from it for a while, but I did research and I ate correctly and took care of myself better and my 2nd and 3rd pregnancies went beautifully.  Is there a reason why you HAVE to have a csection?  unless you are SEVERELY low on your count the actual risks are very low.

 

Corkie-
by Member on May. 23, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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