Very excited to discover that my husband and I are expecting our first baby. According to our calculations and that of the NHS website looks like I'm about 7 weeks pregnant. Now going through what I assume is the normal panic/excitement swing and to be honest struggling to believe it's real even after doing three tests to check lol!
One of my main concerns is that I have suffered from a medical condition called Achalasia and had an operation that means my stomach has been turned about and a few other bits of rearrangement with my oesophageal tubing. One of the symptoms I have always had since then is severe acid reflux and I'm so worried about what's going to happen in the future as this pregnancy progressing (having read about the symptoms of which heart burn is one!). My non pregnancy acid reflux rather resembles having a heart attack in pain level and leaves me attempting to vomit and unable to do certain things until it's cleared normally about 24 hours later. Terrified that mixed with pregnancy heart burn is going to be a nightmare and one I'd like to try and prepare for in advance if possible (bit worried about my osophegeous as well to be honest). Just wondered if anybody else out there has had the same problems, with Achalasia and could tell me a bit more about how they dealt with it in pregnancy and if they had any other problems?
I will be raising this with medical professionals but to be honest my GP never knows anything about the condition and I'm not expecting the midwife to know much either because some how I ended up with something quite rare that they don't tend to come up against that often, so I'm not expecting them to have likely to have had practical experience of this with others!