View Full Version : im pregnant......!!!!!!!!
11-06-2004, 11:31 AM
Hey everyone its been some time since i visited last, went on vacation, son was having some hang ups in school and well now I'm pregnant. Yeah!!!!! We had only been trying for a month, I guess my vacation did me well lol! So Im only about 4 weeks or so maybe less and the last few days ive had good ol bladder pain, spasms, leackage, and of course the wonderful urgency and frequency.....which im sure some is due to just being pregnant. So ive come for some good ol advice from some pros who have been through pregnancy and ic. i was doing soooooo well there for awhile with just using prelief that stuff really seems to help me and i just asked my ob if it was ok to take and he said yes. Has anyone else used prelief while being pregnant? what other stuff have you guys done to cope and help and get through? I dont know about some of you but for me at night seem to be worse at times :( whats up with that anyway. well hope all is well for everyone else. take care and ill be looking forward to getting some advice. thanks hopeful
11-06-2004, 05:38 PM
I just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS! How exciting, thanks for sharing your wonderful joy on the boards. keep us updated on how you are feeling!
11-06-2004, 06:20 PM
I can't answer your questions, but did want to congratulate you.
11-06-2004, 06:37 PM
:bunny: Yay for you! I did not have IC when I was pregnant so can't really answer your questions but glad to hear your news :)
My physio says that the uterus and bladder share nerve receptors, which is why at the first inkling of being pregnant the bladder can act up, hence urinary frequency in early pregnancy. (Even in normal people.) I would think that having IC your symptoms would be magnified.
This could all be wrong but wanted to put in my 2 cents worth!!
11-07-2004, 05:05 AM
:) Congratulations!!! :)
11-07-2004, 08:30 AM
I'm so excited for you! I didn't take prelief when I was pregnant. The only thing my uro would even consider doing was heparin instills....Luckily it never got that bad. :)
Your body is going through so many changes right now..and there just isn't enough days in a pregnancy to figure out if what you feel, pressure and frequency, is related to the baby or IC....which 9 months is long enough! :) Just listen to your body and rest when needed......the best advice I got when I became pregnant, came from our ICN Lesa.....she told me I wouldn't be able to live w/o a body pillow.......boy she was right! And I've never forgotten that great info....it really helped me to sleep at night........
I wish you the best of luck and hope you enjoy this time in your life.......hugs to you and the little one..... :grouphug:
11-07-2004, 10:50 AM
I used Prelief through my whole pregnancy, sometimes as many as 8-10 tablets a day!! It is wonderful and allowed me to eat a more balanced diet. I also took it with my pregnancy multi-vitamin. Congratulations and good luck, I hope you have a nice remission with your pregnancy!!!
11-07-2004, 01:45 PM
I just wanted to say congrats!! :hi:
11-08-2004, 12:14 AM
First off Conrats!!!!!! How exciting. I had no luck with prelief during my pregnancy, but I had no control on it when I got pregnant. I was up all night the whole time with frq/urgen. My IC went insane and never has let up yet and my baby is 4 1/2 months old. Best of Luck and keep us posted.
11-08-2004, 01:13 AM
I wish you a great pregnancy and delivery and relief from you IC symptoms while you are pregnant.
I was miserable when i was pregnant. BUT she was worth the whole nine months of agony i went thru. I Didnt take any kind of medications then or even avoid caffiene. I didn't know i had IC but now looking back on it i know that i have had it my whole life.
She is now 16 years old...my symptoms stayed flared up even after i had her until i finally went to the URO and had all kinds of tests and stuff done and they ended up putting me on ditrapan and urised. For years they changed the dosages around and i did pretty good. Two years into now.....i have been in IC misery......no one knows why. BUt having my daughter was still the best thing i ever did. I will think of you and pray for you. This is a great time in your life, try and not let the IC bother you or make it too bad for you. THis is a miracle!!
11-08-2004, 04:21 AM
Congrats on the baby!! I've heard that sometimes IC symptoms subside altogether during pregnancy. I have a friend who has IC and is pregnant. She has had no IC symptoms at all. Her doctor told her this is common. Maybe your symptoms will start to subside as your pregnancy progresses.
11-17-2004, 03:42 PM
I Took A Glance At The Other Post And I Too Am Preg. I Have Been Diag. With Ic Since July 2003. I Had To Deal With The Ic Thing While My Fiance' Was Gone To Boot Camp, Last Summer. Tony And I Married On April 3, 2004 (after Dating 4 Years) On November 16th 2004 I Found Out I Was Preg. I Went To The Uro. For A Bladder Inst. And Asked The Nurse To Run A Preg. Test Because I Was 4 Days Late. I Went A Week Early To The Uro. Because I Was Hurting So Bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well The Dr. Said He Could Not Do The Treatment, So Now I'm Living On Prelief. I Have An Apt. On The 23rd With My Gyno./ The Dr. That Told Me To Go To A Ur0. (she Has Since Had A Second Child And Nolongers Del. Babies) So I Have To Find An Obgyn And I'm Hoping My Uro Can Find One That Knows About Ic And Preg. I'm So Worried About Being Preg. And Having Ic, So If Any One Can Give Me Some Advice On A First Preg. With Ic, I Would Take Any That Is Avaliable.
My First Uro. Was A Jerk And Told Me That I Was Too Young To Have Ic, The Only Reason I Knew About Ic Was From A "red Book" Story
11-18-2004, 03:17 AM
Bridget; Just wanted to say congratulations also on your pregancy. Good luck and I hope you are able to find a good Dr. that can help with the pregancy and IC that would be wonderful. Being pregant should be full of joy but I know that it ca be frustrating at times when your Dr. are not helpig you when you are having IC pain.
Again congrats to you and your husband
11-18-2004, 05:04 AM
Bridgett........congrats on the baby..........i find myself in the same boat.....luckily so far........the IC hasn't bothered me......i went from peeing every 15 minutes to like every two hours or so.........i kept wondering why i was better for no apparent reason........but my URO says she hopes that i will stay that way for a while...but she is working on a back up plan in case all you know what breaks loose ......shes calling dr.evans and some other top doctor in the field .....she doesn't want to do or give me anything that will hurt me or the baby and she said they would know. WHen i find out i will let you know.........fortunately i don't have much pain with mine , just the frequency and urgency , which for now is being good to me. despite the tons of gingerale i am downing for the queasiness.........i hope prelief is ok when pregnant.....i haven't taken any , but probably should if i have to keep drinking so much gingerale to survive........i am still in shock.......please email me Bridgett anytime you need to talk. I have a feeling we will be best buddies before everything is over.....email@example.com. we all need all the help and support and information we can get right now........we will find a way to get thru this .......please let me and everyone else know how you are doing.......
11-18-2004, 05:25 AM
CONGRATULATIONS, A NEW BABY COMING! HOW EXCITING. :woohoo: :angel: Sending you a cyber angel to watch over you and baby throughout your pregnancy. I hope you have a happy, healthy baby and everything goes as smooth as possible.
11-18-2004, 07:04 AM
Congratulations!!! I hope yoour IC goes into remission during your pregnancy and that you have a wonderful nine months. I never got to enjoy my pregnancies because I had preterm labor and constant uterine cramping but I have two beautiful little girls who are my reason for breathing. Good luck to you.
11-18-2004, 09:30 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: Congrats! I hope all goes well!!!!!!!!!!
11-20-2004, 12:27 AM
thanks........very very very much........I will take all the good wishes and prayers and warm thoughts i can get. Things personally are very complicated and of course still dealing with the shock of it all......but luckily so far my IC is not really bothering me at all. I peed more last night for some reason but thats the first time in over a week that its even remotely bothered me. But i took several dramamine yesterday and i am thinking theres something in that for some reason doesn't quiet agree with me bladder wise cause thats the first times it has happened. and that is the only thing i did differently. Queasiness is killing me right now......but thats about it.......I hope that will fade shortly as well cause its all day and all night and its hard to eat somedays its so bad. BUT THank the good LORD .....my IC isn't hardly bothering me at all. I am scared to death its going to sneak up on me with a vengence......please everyone pray that it doesn't. I need a long break from it for a while. Especially now.
take care and i hope everyone has a great weekend and a great THANKSGIVING Next weekend....in case i don't get another chance to say to to everyone........
kristi ( gloriabono)
12-01-2004, 09:00 AM
thanks for all the responses......update I am about 9 1/2 wks, been tired, and the nausea oh Lord its been bad no vomiting but just nausea all day long but good news is that i havent had that since last week so im hoping that its going away. My bladder has done pretty good so far considering. I figured i was gonna be one of those unlucky ones who gets worse with pregnancy but so far its the same as before i was pregnant. Today ive had some trouble, with pain and frequency but im still not to bad off. The one thing that bothers me a lot is that i leak urine almost all the time and its less or more at different times but its annoying because i hate wearing mini pads ok im pregnant im supose to be able not to have to deal with that for nine months right lol :) anyways its hard when your pregnant to determine if well the urine thing is from just good ol pregnancy or ic so i guess its good that i cant tell to much, it could be a lot worse. I dont know how many of you are christian but have you heard of Joel Olsteen? He's a great pastor in TX. I watch him on TV and well he had a really good serman last week about happiness and that no matter what your condition is it could always be worse and that you and only you can determine your happiness. It was a real eye opening. He had a friend there who is a member and who had been hit by a drunk driver as he was changing his tire on the side of the road and he lost both his legs. Joel wanted to reconize him because even though he had gone through this horrific accident, when he visited him in the hosp. all Freddie could do was smile and be thankful he told him Im just Thankful that Lord spared my life. It showed him in the crowed and he was beaming from ear to ear. The point was that you can go around and have all the pitty parties you want or you can be happy with the life you have. And i was one of those pitty partiers and you know it really changed me to see that man because we have nothing saying we will be here tomorrow and we have to be thankful that God has allowed us to be here today! I always try and focus on the wonderful perfect body that i will have one day in Heaven no pain or suffering and I just cant wait. Well I have no idea how i got off on all this you guys Hee hee anyways i will be having my ultrasound on Friday so Ill let you all know how that goes. Take care love hopeful
12-03-2004, 02:24 AM
THank you Hoepful. I needed to hear that today I really did. I am 12 weeks pregnant myself and my world is being turned upside down because of it. BUT i am trying really hard to remind myself each day that its going to be ok no matter what. I to am experience the bladder leakage and i don't know if its from being pregnant or the IC thing or some of both but whatever i have to do i have to do it and get this baby here safe and sound. I need to learn to stop having those pity parties and move on with my life as well.
Email me anytime you need too. It seems we have alot in common already lol
12-09-2004, 06:38 PM
Well I had IC when I was pregnant and it actually did *really* well. I know my URO told me you go into remission...I actually didn't have much trouble before I was pregnant but I hardly got any flares. Now that I had my baby, it flares now that I have my monthly cycles and that's what flared me before pregnancy. I know you go to the bathroom alot more during this, but I would say drinking lots of water and taking the prelief might help. I really hope it gets better for you...the only time I had a little of trouble during my pregnancy was when he started to get lower and push alot on my bladder.
Good luck and a very big congratulations to you !!! :dance:
Happy and Healthy 9 months to you :)
12-11-2004, 07:14 AM
I am also a mommy2Ashton. My 16 year old daughters name is Ashton nicole.
I am assuming your child's name is ashton as well. Now that i am pregnant again i am struggling to come up with another name as unusual and rare as that one. ( firstname.lastname@example.org) Feel free to email me anytime.
Right now i am not having that much trouble with my bladder or my IC .I am hoping it will at least stay that way until the baby starts pushing on my bladder but with IC you just never know. I am having some blood pressure issues and sometimes it feels like my heart is pounding and skipping. And i am still very nausous. THe doctor said if i kept feeling that way much longer he was going to send me to a cardiologist , just to be on the safe side. I am dealing with a lot of stress and anxiety surrounding everything with this baby and the unexpectancy and the shock of having to tell my family. They aren't too happy right now. We are telling his family tonite. I am hoping once everyone knows maybe some of the stress and anxiety will lift and i can focus on this coming miracle i thought i would never have again. Its so rare to talk to someone else that has a child named ashton i just had to say hello to you..
12-11-2004, 07:49 AM
Congratulations. I hope things go well. Try to relax and enjoy it. Even if the old bladder acts up.
Wish "me" luck too. Trying to get pregnant. Trying.....(at age 35).
12-12-2004, 03:27 PM
Well Everyone I Went To The Dr. On The 9th, And I Was There For 4 Hours!!!! That Was Not Fun At All. Everything Lookd Fine And Date Of My Last Perior And The Ultra Sound Both Say That I;m Due July 24, 2005. The "ic" Has Given Me A Few Problems, But Nothing I Can't Handel, I Just Keep Telling Myself It Will All Be Worth It When I Have A Healthly Baby!!! Just Wanted To Let Everyone Know That The Dr. Apt. Was A-ok. I Have To Go Back In 4 Weeks!!!! I Will Keep Everyone In My Prayers And Hope Yall Will Do The Same.
12-13-2004, 06:06 AM
thanks for the update bridget. I am happy that all is looking well. Hopefully the IC will not be to much of a problem. Keep the posts coming, I love hearing about these kinds of updates :)
12-14-2004, 01:22 AM
COngrats Fireflicker on trying to become pregnant i wish you all the luck and love you need to get that done......lol.......best wishes!!!
BRIDGET_MS.........glad to hear everything is is a-ok with you and the wee one on the way.......i am due in july too the 19th so they say. Last friday i went for an ultrasound and i wasn't as far along as they originally thought so thats great our babies will be the same age almost!!! So far i have not had a lot of IC problems either. I am however having some blood pressure issues already, not too bad just elevated enough to keep watch on it and the nausea and the gas is ridiculous but i am hanging in there and trying to make it thru......having a healthy baby is the goal here. Just really glad to hear everything is ok with you......keep us all posted ok!!
12-19-2004, 07:07 PM
Ohhh.... this is lovely news!!!!!! I'm so happy for you!
12-22-2004, 02:50 AM
This is great news!. I have my niece who we found out who is 7 mos. along. She found out she is having a girl and that she weighs so far is 2 lbs, 10 oz. her response to this was WOW she weighs alot!( of course, her first baby was 4 months premature and when he was born only weighed 1lb.!
01-03-2005, 12:12 PM
Well Everyone I Went For My 4 Week Check Up And Everything Still Looks Good. My Ob Had To Write My Uro. A Note Saying I Could Have A Bladder Treatment, I've Been Waking Up 4 To 6 Times A Night And Going To The Bathroom Tons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I Go To The Uro. On Jan 18th. I'll Let Yall Know If The Treatment Helps!!!! They Break Up 2 Elmrion Pills And Puts Them In My Bladder, So If Anyone Is Having Problems With Hair Loss This Way Works For Me With No Hair Loss.
01-04-2005, 12:22 PM
01-05-2005, 12:55 AM
WOw i have never heard of breaking up the elmiron pills and doing them taht way....luckily i haven't had too many problems with my IC right now and i hope it stays that way. She did tell me she could do my cocktail with only lidocaine and something else in it .....but only those two because the other stuff had steroids or something in it and it wouldn't be safe for my baby. I go monday to hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time. I should be about 14 or 15 weeks by then so hopefully they can find it and i can hear it this time. Other than that i am doing ok, the nausea isn't quiet as bad anymore , i still have a day here and there that gets me with it but for the most part i am starting finally to feel a wee bit better. Just been trying to get everything ready for my wedding the last weekend in jan so i am still rather busy .......
be glad when its over and everything can calm back down , lol.
01-05-2005, 02:46 PM
Planning A Wedding Can Burn You Out Quick, I No It Did For Me, Much Less Beinging Pre. Girl I Know You Are Ready For Bed Every Night!!!! Let Me Know How The Apt. Goes.
01-06-2005, 12:16 PM
Yes it can be........even though we are keeping it mega low key and simple , lol........Going to order the cake tomorrow afternoon and then everything will pretty much be set and good to go......so i can relax a little......after that......Today is my birthday i cannot believe i am now 37 years old......wow......i don't know where all the time went but yes i will defintely let you know how my doctor appointment goes this coming monday.....i am hoping to finally get to hear the heartbeat.......
01-06-2005, 01:05 PM
I hope you have a great one!
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