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Hello, due in dec, I hope I'm here to stay!!! (double post)

Hello, due in dec, I hope I'm here to stay!!! (double post)

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  • methadone_mom 04-16-07 | 01:09 PM
  • and hello! I'm just going to jump right in with both feet! Please forgive my grammar etc I am anxious to begin my research and time is of the essence.

    I'm 35 yo and have confirmed my 5th pg as of 4-10-2007. The pg is a suprise, and shock. I have had 3 m/c and a 34 week preemie who is now 5 and in pefect health. My hcg level as of 4/10 was only 183 and nothing was seen on the u/s. This info was a result of an ER visit for dehydration 24 hours after a + ept at home. The low level may be due to being so early in pg or may indicate a problem possibly even a m/c already but it's doubtful.

    January 2006 I suffered a severe truama and as a result I have been a pain management patient since then. After many medications and a surgery to relieve pain I am currently being prescribed methadone and only methadone. After a LOT of work to withdrawl from it, through weight loss, yoga, muscle strengthening and meditaion I have been able to reduce my dose to 35mg, (and my weight by 60#!!) but unfortunately it is not recommended to withdrawl during pg. My doctor says its not preferable but methadone is safe during pg. My initial research show this to be true but it doesn't come without complication. I am seeking any and all information and experience anyone can provide

    The Father also has a 21 yo daughter with Down's syndrome. I have a bazillion questions. From my initial research this does put us at risk for another DS baby. While he is very supportive, he has asked that termination be considered IF the baby tests positive at the amnio. He has never had the experience of raising a healthy baby and he thought he never would, until now.

    We are both terrified and excited. We really want a healthy baby and pg and we have a lot of work to do. This is a first stop for me in my quest for info. I loved being involved in pg boards with my son and I hope to become a member here and enjoy healthy as possible pg and delivery.

    Any info, advice or experience you can share is greatly appreciated.
  • Chickie Chickie's Avatar 04-16-07 | 05:30 PM
  • Welcome to TBC :wave

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