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Since I’ve announced my 5th pregnancy I’ve been receiving messages and emails with some of your questions. And I thought it was a great opportunity to answer them in the one spot. And here it is………………and of course I am not your Dr or midwife this is just my experience and what I’ve been through and you should always get your own advice based on your own history and circumstances.
I get really bad pregnancy symptoms and I’ve heard that they can get worse with each pregnancy, I really want another baby but that scares me. Have yours gotten worse?
My pregnancies themselves have been pretty straight forward and it’s the same for this one now- morning sickness is always a sure sign that I’m pregnant, then that leaves and heartburn walks right in as well as exhaustion and then the veins in my legs look really bad. I haven’t had any serious pregnancy symptoms or complications. I know that isn’t the case for everyone. I do have to get my veins operated on as each pregnancy they are looking worse on my legs but it isn’t serious. And I do suffer from low iron during some of my pregnancies so this pregnancy am also required to take an iron supplement but that hasn’t always been the case with my previous pregnancies.
I would always talk to my midwife or OB after the pregnancy and ask their advice if you have serious complications or symptoms that really bother you. I find they usually tell you anyway at your 6 week post partum check up when you can discuss having your next baby.
I’ve had two c/sections and my dr said no more. I wondered how you are having another one?
I got this question a couple of times since I’ve announced my pregnancy. Now I am not your Dr but I listen to my own Dr and he told me throughout my 4th pregnancy that it would be my last c/section. And I accepted it. But he cut out all of my scar tissue and gave me a new line of stitches and said that I could actually have another baby if I wanted. That was music to my ears wasn’t it? I think we’ve all heard of that lady who had 7 or more c/sections or people who’ve been told they can’t have another one. Sometimes I wish I’d never had c/sections but I can’t change the past or the order of my family or any of that. The unexpected happens and even through our best intentions and wishes we end up having a c/section and we can’t change that.
I would always talk over the risks with your OB, I always ask him before he does the c/section and he knows I’ve always wanted a big family. I put a lot of trust in him and he’s one of the best so I’m happy with his advice BUT we are all different and we all have different bodies, different pregnancy histories and different experiences so always ask your own Dr or midwife.
How old are you? I’m in my early 40’s and I’d like to have another baby but family and friends are warning me against it because of my age but I’d really like to have another?
I am 38 and I remember when my mum had my little brother at 40 back in the late 80’s and that was considered ancient! I would say go for it. Look after yourself, take your pregnancy multivitamins or a preconception multivitamin like Blackmores Conceive Well Gold and see how you go. Your fertility does decline as you age and you might find charting helpful to be a little more accurate when you are trying.
I’m over 40 and am trying for another baby and wondering did you try any natural therapies to get pregnant?
I had 2 miscarriages before this pregnancy and I had kind of decided that if it was going to happen then it was going to happen. One of them was just before I fell pregnant so I was still feeling a little down in the dumps about that but stayed on my pregnancy multi-vitamins, wasn’t drinking alcohol, cut back on my coffee and tried to be as healthy as I could. I know that there are natural and alternative therapies that do work for some people but I haven’t tried any of them myself.
I hope that answers a couple of questions that you might have………..is there something else you’d like to ask? fire away and I’ll answer them in the comments section for you……………………
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