Has anyone gone through it? What were your experiences? Due to complications that occurred when I had my des, I'm told that I will have to take daily shots in the stomach of a blood thinner as well as baby aspirin, I'm kind of freaked out by the idea/process. TIA!
Yes I did. I had to take daily shots of Lovenox up until 35 weeks and then heparin for the remainder of my pregnancies I have two different blood clotting disorders that caused me to have to take them. I found that taking the shot in the sides of my stomach was easier. With the Lovenox there was a slight burn feeling and each shot left bruises. The heparin was pretty painless but not as strong and I had to take those twice a day. I also had to take a baby aspirin each day.
I hate needles, always have. I just put myself in the mindset that the only way to keep my baby safe was to take the shot and that made it easier. I have two kids and I took shots for both pregnancies.
Feel free to message me if you ever want to talk. I completely understand what you are going through and I didn't have anyone who understood while I was going through it.
Did you go into your first pregnancy knowing you would need the shots? I had a clot several years ago from birth control. When I talked to my dr. about planning to get pregnant he didn't seem concerned with the clotting. Now that I am actually pregnant I'm wondering if I'll have to press the issue until he does something about it or if he will be willing to start something right away. Are there any signs I need to watch for or was there certain tests the dr. can run? I any specific questions I should ask at my appointment? This is my first baby so I'm not sure what I dont know, so I'm not sure what I should be asking. lol
No, we found out about all of this after our first child was born. I had some very severe complications with L&D and post delivery. Starting with a placental abruption at 36 weeks, resulting in distress to the baby and an emergency c-section. Followed by even more bleeding (tear not found and repaired). I was sent to a specialist about 15 months later to see is having another baby was even something they recommended I would be able to do again. After lots of blood testing, they have determined that with the use of blood thinners they do think we could have another baby.
So, sorry, long story short but I'm not going to be able to answer your questions. My only advice is to voice all of your questions, ask and ask and ask again until you are comfortable with treatment plans and good luck!