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FGS, there is a worm at the bottom of my (lady) garden and his name is wiggly woo: days til EDD and I have worms - problem?

(14 Posts)
hobbgoblin Mon 29-Jun-09 09:14:23

Not sure if I can take Ovex - I have stocks in the cupboard - and also whether it is risky for baby if she arrives in next day while I still have them.

I am also phobic of caterpillars and worms are not disimilar so am VERY anxious and stressed and am walking strangely to try and stop them escaping.

hobbgoblin Mon 29-Jun-09 09:45:38

Anyone know, whilst I wait for GP call?

I want to rush out and buy something NOW!

theDreadPirateRoberts Mon 29-Jun-09 09:46:56

I know nothing, but will offer sympathy and a bump...

kormachameleon Mon 29-Jun-09 09:47:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

hobbgoblin Mon 29-Jun-09 09:52:21

Thanks. There is no way I can let them hang out in my back passage for the 6 week life cycle.

littleducks Mon 29-Jun-09 09:56:19

Poor you

I admire you sense of humour in the thread title

If ovex is contraindacated perhaps your dr will know an alternative

trixymalixy Mon 29-Jun-09 10:02:35

Love the thread (worm) title.

the packet of pripsen i have says to consult doctor before taking if pregnant so that generally means you can take it while pregnant.


Elibean Mon 29-Jun-09 11:28:14

I took Pripsen (piperazine, not mebendazole - they do both) when pregnant with ok from OB I very much trust! I felt the same as you - and that was only on suspicion that dd had them, I had no evidence of any myself blush

Not risky at all for your baby, so don't worry about that. And if you feel embarrassed/worried, do tell the MW - she'll have seen it all before and make you feel better!

Good luck, hope they're gone before baby shows up so you can enjoy it all more smile

hobbgoblin Mon 29-Jun-09 16:52:00

Thank you for that info.

GP has now agreed prescription for DC but not me. He said I had to wait until after delivery at least and even then I should aim to eliminate the problem without the drugs. I wanted to stick worms up his nostrils for saying that, but he's probably right.

I am not enjoying toilet visits at all, and with the head of my baby 3/5 engaged there are a lot of them.

Am expecting to find the feckers crawling up my fanjo.


notevenamousie Mon 29-Jun-09 16:54:01

You can take it
Remember to takt the two week dose though in the sleep-deprived haze

notevenamousie Mon 29-Jun-09 16:54:33

Ring your maternity unit. I assure you they will say take it.

MaryBS Mon 29-Jun-09 16:56:16

I just want to tell you that I had worms in late pregnancy, and the Dr told me to wait until after I'd delivered. I wish I hadn't listened.

My consultant told me after I'd given birth it would have been better to treat before I gave birth. As it was, I had to be given a separate loo in hospital, with a "keep out" sign, to keep the other mothers out, and with the pripsen you can't breastfeed, so I had to wait until breastfeeding was established, express enough to feed while the pripsen is in my system, and then to express and throw away the breast milk after I had taken the pripsen.

hobbgoblin Mon 29-Jun-09 17:04:37

Oh, so I should have stuck worms up his nostrils then. He must be a sadist.

MaryBS Mon 29-Jun-09 17:21:33

Sounds like it - just don't want you going through what I went through, pregnancy and post-pregnancy hormones are bad enough as it is, without sadistic Drs!

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