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Those of you who have had re occurring mc, then succesful pregnancies, what do you tell the medical professionals?

(7 Posts)
nananaps Sat 12-Jan-13 11:16:35

Becuase i always count in my miscarriages when they ask "how many pregnancies is this"?

I am (over the moon) 37 weeks pregnant after 7 miscarriages.
In and out of hospital with high blood pressure, yesterday, the Dr while examining my tummy asked this to which i replied that this is my 9th pregnancy.
Before i could say anything else, he immediatetly laughed and said "oh, well done" to which i said " 2 live babies".

Medically i dont think that it matters, but i want to acknowledge my lost babies, i HAVE had 9 pregnancies, all of them precious.

There are cocks everywhere, absolute knob heads evrywhere you go, that i know, but what i want to know is, do you say anything to them about your losses?

ArkadyRose Sat 12-Jan-13 13:36:33

I always state "(x) pregnancies, (y) live births". All your pregnancies count in your past obstetric history - not just the ones that produced a live child - so yes, medically it does actually matter.

The doctor should have known this if he'd actually read your notes though, so he was a cock for not bothering to read properly first before opening his big mouth. Sorry you had to put up with that.

Bakingtins Sun 13-Jan-13 11:36:29

I'd count the MC when speaking to a medical professional, it's a relavant part of your obstetric history. TBH I count them silently when asked how many children I have but would not say so to a friend/acquaintance as it raises too many awkward questions and makes the other person feel uncomfortable.

Congratulations! Best of luck for the birth.

phlebas Sun 13-Jan-13 11:41:50

I always include my loses when talking to HCPs (& I'm pretty specific about e.g. last time was my 10th pregnancy, 3 live births, 2 second trimester loses, 4 miscarriages); it's pertinent obstetric history.

Congratulations btw! smile

ripsishere Mon 14-Jan-13 06:15:27

Agree. I had 9 MCs and one live birth.
It was important to mention them to the obstetrician.
Congrats and hope your delivery goes smoothly.

Jollyb Mon 14-Jan-13 06:47:17

I always tell but preempt that type of response by saying- one daughter and 3 MC.

13Iggis Sat 19-Jan-13 19:24:01

It is amazing how many hcp do not read your notes (even the first page or two) before treating you.

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