Pregnancy update

Hi everyone, thought I'd update to give others hope as this board helped me so much when in the depths of despair! I'm currently 32.5 weeks pregnant. Had a growth scan today and baby is spot on in size, already an estimated 4 lbs 6 or 2kg. Placenta and blood flow look good and so far blood pressure fine. Such a contrast to my two previous miscarriages and twin stillbirth. The blood thinners seem to be working. I've had two appointments with a consultant haemotologist who is now listed on the HF website after my recommendation. I have persistent positive Lupus Anticoagulant - albeit just positive but enough to have caused havoc with trying to have a baby. I know I'm not a success story yet but it's looking good! The obstetrician is pleased and has down graded my risk now. I'm being induced at 38 weeks to be on safe side and will need blood thinners 6 weeks after too. To me they really are miracle drugs!

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  • Congratulations!!! Those are really good news. I wish you all the best and keep updating.

  • I am so happy for you that everything going in the right direction.. Thank you for letting us know how it goes for you,

    Best wishes and good luck from Kerstin in Stockholm

  • Hi Catherine that's really wonderful news you must be thrilled. You have certainly inspired me in many way. Wishing you the very best and continual progress Diane.

  • Congratulations, lovely news.


  • Congratulations! You are doing so well. I have everything crossed for you that all continues to go well for you and in a few weeks time you will be holding that precious bundle.

  • Keeping everything crossed for you :) x Hope to hear some more good news from you soon ...

  • I am so pleased to hear your news, wishing you all the very best and look forward to hearing from you again. MaryF

  • Thanks for sharing, and do keep us informed!


  • Fantastic news! :)

  • Congratulations on getting so far Hopingforababy. Its great to hear your update. My bump is still on course too but looks like I'm being left to 40 weeks for induction if necessary as my consultant is worried about high emergency c-section rates from inductions. Fingers crossed time passes quickly!

  • Hi Bat_friend, funny you should say that but I saw my consultant today and he said exactly the same thing. They're going to check me at 38 weeks and if favourable will induce, if not they'll leave me another week- providing baby is still ok etc. he said best to wait till body is properly ready which is fair enough as long as I know baby is ok. How many weeks are you?

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