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Mommyof1
02-24-2010, 11:11 AM
Well I am 9 weeks along and seeing my regular OB and a specialist who are doing sonograms at practically every visit. Baby is developing fine and growth is where it should be. I am feeling ok...although I already had to adjust my anti-seizure med once(Keppra)by half a pill increased in the morning because I started getting eye twitching again and felt like I was going to seize all the time for a few days. It has helped however I have also had very bad fatigue with this pregnancy and Im wondering if its from the Keppra or if I may be iron deficient because Ive had some shortness of breath today and I sleep 12 hrs a night and am still tired. I also have had a lot of tension headaches with this pregnancy. I take a prenatal everyday and have since before I became pregnant as well as extra 1mg of folic acid everyday but I wonder if im missing something. The fatigue is so bad I feel half asleep pretty much constantly and its very hard to try and do schoolwork feeling this way. I just want to lay around and even my appetite is diminished at times because I would rather sleep. I still force myself to eat and eat healthy however. I will post some sono pics as soon as I can and I would like to start tracking my belly growth once I reach the end of the 3rd month(in about 3 weeks! :D). Im hoping some of the fatigue will subside though ugh. Hope you all are well and *hugs* from me and baby :) -Lupie Britt*

P.S. They are going to try and guess the gender at my next appt march 15th and I was also told I have a small tear in my placenta monday at my appt and was wondering if anyone has had any experience with this? They said it can happen as the placenta is growing and moving etc and usually heals itself so not to worry. It still makes me feel weird knowing that though. I had a tiny episode of spotting one day last week but no pain or anything that seemed out of the ordinary. Please anyone who has a story Id love to hear it :)

magistramarla
02-24-2010, 12:50 PM
Hi Britt,
As you probably remember, the first trimester is tiring, but we usually get a burst of energy during that second trimester, so hang in there!
The placenta can seal itself, so just take it easy and don't worry.
My story was right at the end of my third pregnancy. My son was sunny-side-up, which meant that he was facing the front instead of my back. He moved down, the water broke and I thought "This is it!". He moved down some more, sealed off the placenta with his head, and my labor stopped. This happened every day for a week. If I had been in a hospital, I know I would have had a C-section. Luckliy, my midwife's hubby was a doctor, and he checked us out and was OK with me laboring on. After 6 days, the rotten kid finally cork-screwed and came out right. He's still a pain!
The placenta is a pretty strong organ, and it takes a lot to really rupture it.
Hang in there, and keep us updated.
Hugs,
Marla

Saysusie
02-24-2010, 02:10 PM
I love your post. I am glad that Magistramarla was able to give you a good answer about the placenta tear. I would also say that you should not be too concerned about the fatigue. I experienced extreme fatigue with both of my pregnancies and this was prior to being diagnosed with Lupus.
My OB told me that it was rest that I needed, so to just go with it:laugh:
Now, being a Lupus patient and pregnant, the fatigue is common and may last for the entire gestation period. So do not let it alarm you!

I am happy to hear that the baby is doing well and look forward to more progress reports.

Peace and Blessings
Namaste
Saysusie