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07-20-2004, 07:52 AM
Was your pregnancy considered high risk because of IC?
Someone (not a dr, but a medical care provider) told me that pregnancy would be considered high risk in an IC patient. I'm curious if anyone else has been told this. thx.
07-20-2004, 08:41 AM
I didn't know I had IC and I had horrible problems. I was a high risk pregnancy even though they didn't know I had IC at that time. The first pregnancy I couldn't stop bleeding and I had big blood clots that came out all the time caused contractions which started to thin out my cervix, anemia, aweful pain pressure and frequncey, bladder spasms that and extreme fatigue. They said that I was going to miscarry but I didn't. The second pregnancy I had back to back bacterial infections, anemia, and premature labor problems, and all of the previous problems from the first pregnancy. The third pregnancy more of the same they gave me brethine and bed rest for all of the pregnancies. I think it all depends on the indivisual but an ICer does need to be watched more closely. Just my experience. In my case my bladder spasmed so much it would start premature labor but when it got bad they would give me a shot in the hospital and it would simmer down. Anyways that's my exoperience. I think it's interesting that some woman with IC have remissions and others have a flareup of thier symptoms. I think my problems are more hormonal and that's why I get 10x worse during pregnancy. Anyways just my opinion. - Chris :cat:
07-22-2004, 05:31 AM
I am 8 weeks along now and see the NP today for the first time, with my first baby my IC got so much better but this time it has taken a turn for the worst, so if the new docs know what they are doing today, I should be classified as high risk. Will post when I get home.
07-22-2004, 07:14 AM
I wasn't considered high risk with pregnancy. In fact, my uro wanted me to see him for IC related things and my ob was ok with it. (She wasn't very familiar w/IC).
In my opinion the only reason to be considered high risk having IC is if it's severe and you have to take many pain meds.....then I WOULD want to be considered high risk so they could check out the baby more often.
Just a little note:::Later in my pregnancy, I became high risk due to toxemia and cardio myopathy.
Good luck with your researching. And ask an ob what they think! :)
Unfortunately I was high risk with my son because I went into pre-term labor, and when we decide to have a second I will once again be hight risk because of the preterm and now a cervical leap I had done.
As far as the IC.. I was never told that puts you in hight risk.
08-27-2004, 02:03 AM
I seen high risk OB's for IC and then found other reasons to be high risk as the pregnancy went on.
08-27-2004, 04:32 AM
I just met my OB doc and for the time being he is going to consider me a high risk. Mainly because for a week I have had a severe uti/kidney infection, he also thinks I may have a stone. So just for my safety and the babies he just wants to keep a close on me. Uti's while pregnant are not a good thing..... I feel better knowing he is keeping tight tabs on me so I don't get lost amoung all the other patients....
09-13-2004, 09:28 PM
I am not TTC, but I went to a perinatologist this year about my chances to conceive safely. I had a stroke last fall at 26, have a blood clot issue, and have IC. The IC was not considered high risk to him, but the fact that I had a stroke was. (pregnancy can affect stroke victims strangely) I will also have to be monitored closely because of my clotting issues. The IC is a complication, but in itself is not high risk. I did find out that a perinatologist is the way to go! They have a lot more training with complications and issues. They know which medications are ok and which are not...they'll allow more because they read up on it more and are more informed. I went to a perinatologist because I can no longer take hormones because of my clotting risk, so if I couldn't safely get pregnant, I was going to opt for a permanent birth control method. I'm glad I went. My regular OB/GYN won't touch me with a ten foot pole! He said I was just way too complicated for him. At least he was honest. He's really good and does my yearly exams. I have peace of mind now, and know who I'll go to when the time comes. I will have a C-section because of my interstim.
I have never been more impressed with a group of doctors than I was with these perinatologists. They deal with couples trying to conceive and pregnant couples. They're great!
09-14-2004, 03:52 PM
Which doctor do you see in Chicago? I also have a history of blood clots in my family, and am considered high risk (besides also obviously having IC).
09-30-2004, 03:08 PM
Just to let you know..... My OB didn't consider me high risk because of IC.
Now I'm considered high risk because I'm having twins! (All multiple pregnancies are considered high risk).
10-01-2004, 05:15 PM
My oldest child is almost 24. Back then I was not considered high risk due to my IC. I did go into preterm labor in my 7th month, so I then became high risk and was watched very closely with my second child. I had no problems with that pregnancy. In fact with both my pregnancies my IC got better. Judith
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