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25 weeks pregnant blood pressure up and down worried!!!

  • By graciesmom30 · New reply yesterday at 3:11 am
  • Discussion in Preemies · 2 replies
  • I am gonna try and make this as short as possible but I am High risk because of having several miscarriages and a stillborn. I have never had problems with blood pressure with any of my other pregnancies ...

Something for me

  • By Brigid90 · New reply yesterday at 3:03 am
  • Discussion in Thriving as a Person · 2 replies
  • I'm 23 years old and have already had my 2 beautiful daughters. I don't want to have anymore children (well biological) and would love a permenant solution. Unfortunately I'm pretty sure that you can ...

Copper IUD, Late, Neg home test

  • By BB7 · Posted yesterday at 2:30 am
  • Discussion in Healthy and Fit Pregnancy · 0 replies
  • Hi, hoping for some advice or insight, I have had the copper IUD for almost a year. I have a 25 day cycle and was supposed to start on the 14th, its now the 20th. i have had light cramping days before ...

6w4d...no heartbeat.

  • By hongkongwong · New reply April 16, 2014
  • Discussion in Real World Advice from the Girlfriends · 2 replies
  • I am 6w4d, but at my ultrasound today, I measured 5w5d. They saw a tiny fetal pole but no heartbeat. I have a follow up ultrasound next Thursday, but I am absolutely terrified. The midwife prepped me ...

Pregnancy symptoms

  • By nospeednolife · New reply April 16, 2014
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • Hi I'm pregnant will be due December I have eds type 3 I would just like to ask is it normal to have sharp pains in your tummy that comes and gos I would ask dr but when I try to phone I get receptionist ...

Closures vs Lace Frontal

  • By linda1234567 · Posted April 11, 2014
  • Discussion in Healthy and Fit Pregnancy · 0 replies
  • In GENERAL a closure piece is usually used for sew in installs/applications. If placed properly just behind the hairline, it can allow the wearer to wear a full weave with no hair left out while giving ...

Possibly pregnant with an iud

  • By TalenCreed · New reply April 10, 2014
  • Discussion in Dealing with Emotions · 3 replies
  • So, I went to see my obgyn today because I've been having some light spotting for a couple weeks. I got my copper iud inserted around a year and a half ago, and am really nervousness. He told me I could ...

considering tubal reversal

  • By Mommygraves · New reply April 5, 2014
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • After so many of our friends and family keep posting they are pregnant or having children, both Chris and I feel very happy for them, but yearning more and more for one more child. So we have been talking ...

Copper coil

  • By Sarafoord · Posted April 5, 2014
  • Discussion in Community Help Desk · 0 replies
  • Hi I'm new to this , just wanted a bit of advice really, I have a copper coil in will be 5 years in May which it is due to come out. The past five years my periods have been nasty with this coil , but ...

eagerly wants to get pregnant.

  • By mao27 · New reply April 4, 2014
  • Discussion in Trying to Conceive · 4 replies
  • Hi, I got married in May 2012, and now trying to conceive from the last 7 months but all in vein. i did visit to my doctor, as per her saying i had my hormonal and blood checkup in which everything is ...

Sources sought for NBC article on preeclampsia

  • By John2 · Posted April 3, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/3/14 Dear members, A healthcare journalist with NBCNEWS.com contacted us today seeking to interview a woman who had preeclampsia. The journalist is ...


  • By tabithawhite · New reply April 3, 2014
  • Discussion in Preparing for Baby · 3 replies
  • I know for a fact that I'm pregnant. last Friday, March 14, I took 5 tests and they all came back positive. My clear blue test said that I was one to two weeks pregnant. So I've been thinking this whole ...

IUGR at 30 weeks gestation. Hoping to make it to 37 weeks.

  • By iluvmysweettea · New reply March 27, 2014
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • At 22 weeks baby boy was measuring small. I started dopplers 2x a week which turned to dopplers once a week and BPP's once a week after another growth scan at 26 weeks when he was measuring in the 13th ...

10 weeks no period neg pregnancy tests

  • By babylove0846 · Posted March 22, 2014
  • Discussion in Trying to Conceive · 0 replies
  • Hi I had a miscarriage on the 6th of January... (very early) and have still not had a period since (10 weeks later) I have taken countless pregnancy tests all negative... is this natural or should I consult ...

Pregnant and baby diagnosed w cystic hygroma

  • By P_MM · Posted March 21, 2014
  • Discussion in Dealing with Emotions · 0 replies
  • Having a hard time finding peace after seeing a hygroma (3x2x0.9 cm) in the back of my baby girl's 16 week ultrasound. DNA testing suggests low probability of chromosomal abnormalities. Anyone has encouraging ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD

  • By John2 · New reply March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients ...

Our second annual report with Stanford Medical School

  • By Brian · Posted March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • We just finished a brand new special report, “Experts by experience 2014: A compilation of patients’ stories”, in partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is a 31-page collection ...

Hitting a milestone -- 5,000 photos posted already

  • By John2 · Posted March 18, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, communications director, Inspire 3/18/14 Dear members, I'm writing to let you know that in a little more than a month, members here have posted more than 5,000 photos. Congratulations ...

16 and need help.

  • By tabithawhite · New reply March 16, 2014
  • Discussion in Real World Advice from the Girlfriends · 7 replies
  • I'm about to turn 16, and I'm afraid I might be pregnant. Me and Andrew had sex March 1st and I'm actually supposed to start my period today, but it just hasn't came yet. Every month before I get my period ...

No ob support

  • By basblfan · New reply March 13, 2014
  • Discussion in Trying to Conceive · 1 reply
  • In September started hmo just in case I needed fertility help. Have had 2 miscarriages and am 38. Because I asked doc did tests for recurrent miscarriage. All normal. Now I have lost period for two months ...

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