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SIL pregnant with triplets + abroad

(12 Posts)
mama2leah Mon 06-Jul-09 16:43:43

hiya, can someone tell me what the risk are? it was through IVF.

if it safe for her to travel back?
does see need a cervical stitch?
How risky is her pregnancy?

readyfornumber2and3 Mon 06-Jul-09 17:08:14

She should be fine to travel back but may be worth getting a health check first.(BP mainly)

There is no reason to have a cervical stitch just because its triplets, obviously if she shows signs of an incompetant cervix then its different.

Her pregnancy will be well monitored and although multiple pregnancies are harder physically there is no reason for it to be that much riskier than a normal pregnancy.

mama2leah Mon 06-Jul-09 17:11:00

thanx ready....

im not sure what to advice her, i dont want to infact, as she has waited along time to fall pregnant...

Lulumama Mon 06-Jul-09 17:13:11

she should not be taking advice from anyone other than her obstetrician

a triplet pregnancy is inherently high risk but she should be managed as high risk

is she somewhere were the health care system is not so great?

mama2leah Mon 06-Jul-09 17:23:42

she is in Africa...she wants to come here for treatment.

from what i understand i doctor keeps putting her off, saying i will tell you next week, and orders more tests etc..where she pays more money, not sure his intentions are honourable.

Lulumama Mon 06-Jul-09 17:30:42

ok, well if she wants to come back to teh UK she would need to fly back sooner rather than later as flying later in pregnancy is a risk anyway and she is unlikely to get far into her 3rd trimester and may need bed rest once she gets to mid 2nd trimester or thereabouts. how many weeks is she ?

mama2leah Mon 06-Jul-09 17:34:29

she is 14 weeks...

Lulumama Mon 06-Jul-09 17:35:49

i;d get back to the UK as soon as and make sure travel insurance is sorted

EldonAve Mon 06-Jul-09 17:36:33

so she doesn't live in the UK?

mama2leah Mon 06-Jul-09 17:40:05

she does, went to Africa for treatment, i do not want to go into the ins and outs of her personal life....

in africa they want her to have a cervical stitch, should she have it done before she travels?

i tried getting advice from the hospital here, but it was very difficult.

EldonAve Mon 06-Jul-09 17:42:28

can she get a 2nd opinion on the stitch over there?

mama2leah Mon 06-Jul-09 17:44:44

i will mention that to her thanx.

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