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Offline Londonwriter

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« Reply #90 on: 16/11/19, 07:07 »
AggieBlue, WhatonEarth - thanks for the kind, supportive thoughts :)

Whatonearth - odd about the large baby. Maybe itís just a fluke - ultrasounds arenít that accurate for predicting size - and itís also possible youíre just someone who has larger children. Itís better having a big baby (healthily) than a growth-restricted one :)

This is a lincrusta dado panel (https://lincrusta.com/projects/bournemouth-apartment). Apparently, it was developed in the Victorian era for people who couldnít afford carved wood panelling. Itís a textured wallpaper made with linseed that goes as hard as rock once itís on the wall. Itís actually very durable and a good option for a stairwell if you have kids.

I donít really have clotting issues. Itís more that when a clinician sees my hands they go, ďerm, I think weíll put you on Clexane...Ē If you Googled something like Ďmixed connective tissue diseaseí youíd get the idea. Theyíre normally blotchy red/purple with puffy fingers, my skin is very dry and cracked, and they wonít straighten properly. Theyíre also often extremely cold. I went to a rheumatologist and a specialist a few years ago, and they didnít find anything. Iíve got an appointment to see another autoimmune disease specialist after Iíve given birth. My consultant at CRGH actually thought that my circulation may be so poor that I was subfertile due to a thin lining, but it turned out my lining was fine. No idea whether my circulation is linked to my infertility, but I quite like being on clexane, as it seems to be the only time I have decent nails.

Aggie, would be interested to hear your experiences of antenatal classes too - I never attended any and itíd feel a bit odd second-time around  :o

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    Offline whatonearth

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    « Reply #91 on: 16/11/19, 16:23 »
    Hi all,
    Oooo, that looks amazing London. I wish I could think of somewhere I could have that. You could paint any colour over and it would still look amazing, if you went lighter or darker.
    I am wondering if the baby size is linked to my B12 and methylated folate supplements, for the mthfr, they promote rapid reproduction of cells. Iím thinking about reducing slightly and upping my,erratic, exercise regime which I have seen linked to a slight reduction in birth weight. 
    I used to do a couple of half day fasts during the week, which I miss, maybe I could restart those. I liked resting my tummy when I did them. Feel as if I eat all the time now.
    Maybe a couple of ciggies and 10 espressos for breakfast?
    Have you done any DNA testing, to look into causes for your symptoms, like 23 and me? I had fertility testing in Athens that highlighted mthfr, but the 23andme picked up on it a few years later.

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    « Reply #92 on: 18/11/19, 19:17 »
    Hello
    How is everyone getting on?

    Offline Londonwriter

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    « Reply #93 on: 20/11/19, 02:02 »
    WhatonEarth - Nothing much to report... :) Iíve booked a wellbeing/reassurance scan for Friday for when I have my last intralipids as Iím not due another growth scan until 32 weeks (last one was 20 weeks) and am a bit worried incase Grape is enormously huge.

    Iíve not done DNA testing - except for with Dr Gorgy. He picked up a susceptibility to Type II diabetes and I have a PAI-1 polymorphism, but not the homogeneous one. My symptoms will be either autoimmune or autoinflammatory - Iíve arranged to see a specialist privately in April to do an investigation (itís cheaper than losing my business again due to the mysterious autoimmune disease and there was not a Snowballís Chance in Hades of getting a sensible diagnosis starting with a 10-minute appointment with my GP - the medical history of this disease now covers 7 years and, written down, is four pages long). The specialist seems to have made an initial guess that I have undifferentiated connective tissue disease from my case history and his suggestion of an alternative specialist to see, but weíll have to see if I have any relevant auto-antibodies.

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    « Reply #94 on: 20/11/19, 14:51 »
    hello everyone,

    had a busy few days... so tired now! Pupo is definitely going through a growth spurt and I feel bigger and heavier each day.

    Londonwriter - you seem to have such a complicated medical history, no wonder the doctors can't get their heads around it!

    whatonearth - glad your GTT results are normal! i really miss asian food! and yay for new consultant!

    About my antenatal class, as both of you asked: it is the NCT course. the group is for people with due dates between end f Jan and end of Feb but i'm the latest with 9th Feb, so pretty much everyone is within 2 weeks. it's 6 couples and me and they all seem nice. we went through all stages of labour and birth options. looking forward to the next session tomorrow!

    Also, i had a scan on Monday morning, all looking great and Pupo is now right on track (not ahead as before). i had the same sonographer so again I only saw my baby for a minute or so, but this time he showed me his cute little face and i saw him swallowing some water and kicking me hard  ;D he was so cute!

    I was also called from my GP that my iron levels are low. well it's easily fixable at least, i'm seeing the midwife on friday again, not sure if i get a prescription or just take over the counter supplements. but might get a bit of my energy back!

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    « Reply #95 on: 21/11/19, 12:24 »
    Hi all,
    London, I'm glad you are getting closer to understanding the issue. Are you lowering nk cells with your treatment: intralipids etc?
    aggie I feel inspired by your antenatal group story. Will at least try the cooncil course and look into NCT. Is your NCT course quite reasonable?
    sorry being thick, but what are your birth plans? Have you seen the anaesthesiologist? I'm going tomorrow!
    apparently you can request a visit of the labour suite too?! Not sure about that?

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    « Reply #96 on: 21/11/19, 12:26 »
    Aggie forgot to say I have an iron oral spray, it's made by D lux (I think). They make a vitamin d oral spray too.
    It doesn't seem to have the usual side effects. Hmm!

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    « Reply #97 on: 21/11/19, 16:34 »
    whatonearth, i think you may be too late with antenatal classes, NCT classes would have started by now for your due date and the NHS ones are probably full. I am doing the NHS one too this Sunday, but signed up absolutely ages ago! My NCT course was £300, which is not bad for London, it's cheaper further out.

    i am planning on visiting the birth centre in my hospital, they do a tour every Thursday, just need to make it there on time one week! i definitely favour giving birth there compared to a labour ward, so that's what i'm aiming for. so not planning to meet the anaesthesiologist, hopefully won't need one! i am not anti-intervention but would rather not have an epidural or a c-section if it's not necessary.

    thanks for the tip on the iron spray, i'll look into it!

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    « Reply #98 on: 21/11/19, 21:45 »
    Hi all,
    Aggie thanks for the info. Iím in Scotland, so the services are slightly different here. I probably have missed the boat. I have a midwifeís appt next Tuesday, so will check with her. The ante natal classes here are only four sessions. I went to them when I had my son, but he's a teenager now, so I doubt I remember a thing. Cant decide whether itís worth going for a second baby?
    Are you doing the NHS classes London?
    I hope Im still ok with breastfeeding and weaning and fingers crossed I can still manage a nappy!
    £300, I could think of many uses for. I don't think one of them would be NCT, probably keep the money for antenatal yoga and the never ending decorating. 
    Iím worried I will get PTSD if I go back to my local labour suite. Eek! Should I force myself? Faints!
    The anesthesiologist  is tomorrow. I dont seem to have a choice. Ideally, I wonít need to have to have a section or epidural, but suppose no harm in finding out, in case things go pear shaped. I will report back with anything interesting.
    Im 28 weeks on Saturday and feel this bump is becoming much more prominent/in the way. Bending over to pick things up, not fun.
    How is everyone doing?

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    « Reply #99 on: 22/11/19, 12:00 »
    whatonearth, i'm with you about the bending over!  ;D
    to be fair, i didn't pay for the course myself. i do find it very useful though, really enjoyable and informative. we will have our breastfeeding session next week. i am sure all the knowledge will come back to you though!

    i just had my 28 weeks midwife appointment this morning. she said my iron levels were absolutely fine. she measured me and we listened to Pupo's heartbeat, all is well. :) the only thing that came back in my urine is that i need to eat more apparently! one of the measures were red, she said that it is overcompensation for being hungry. i wasn't even hungry, but then again, i'm hardly hungry. :( she thought i didn't have breakfast but i had my usual bowl of porridge with lots of different nuts just 2 hours before. any other time i would be happy if i had to eat more but considering my loss of appetite and having to watch my sugar levels, it is a chore!  ^eyes^