Originally Posted by MrzJohnson26
J_9... First of all may I ask what gives you the right to judge me.
"Do you realize the dangers to your unborn child should you be pregnant again so early after this last delivery?
Not only are there dangers to your health, but there can be lasting dangers to the child after it is born as well."
I am not an idiot I have spoken with my health care advisors and I DO know what is at stake, but you cannot tell me that every person who has gotton pregnat so soon after having a baby had health problems or caused health problems to their unborn child. And as for the second part of your comment, let ME worry about my health, I was on here asking a question if you have a response to my question feel free to answer, if not I'll ask you to please keep your comments to yourself, thanx
MrzJohnson, there is no need to be so defensive. I didn't judge you. Judging you would be to say "do you know what an idiot you are trying to have a baby so soon after the first one." I don't think I said that now, did I?
I speak not only from professional experience, I am a labor and delivery nurse, but also from personal experience. My DIL was pregnant with her second child so soon after the birth of her first child.
Now, with that said, as a professional, I would like to outline some of the potential dangers to you and/or your child and let you make your decision, after which I will happily unsubscribe from this thread.
Dangers to you
* PIH (pregnancy induced hypertension) - basically this is high blood pressure caused by pregnancy, this can lead to seizure activity and immediate Cesarean Section as well as preterm labor and delivery. PIH can also become chronic leading to lifelong dependency on medication to control your blood pressure.
* Gestational Diabetes - basically diabetes caused by pregnancy. This can be cured by delivery alone, but can also become a chronic lifelong condition called Type II Diabetes. There are dangers to be fetus as well.
Dangers to baby
* PIH - when mom has PIH there are dangers to the baby as well, such as premature delivery, small for gestational age (under 5 pounds). When there is a premature delivery there is a risk of the newborn spending a good amount of time in a NICU.
* Gestational Diabetes - outlined above.
* Permanent dangers - Due to the fact that a woman's body has not recovered from the first pregnancy (hormonal levels not back to normal) the baby has an increased risk of asthma and other immune compromised disorders.
Some studies show an increased risk of hearing problems, yet others show an increased risk of Down's Syndrome, however I don't particularly subscribe to these studies.
I can tell you from personal experience that I now have chronic hypertension because I had my first two children 18 months apart and suffered PIH during the pregnancy of my second child. My granddaughter now has chronic lung/breathing problems, as well as hearing difficulties, because my DIL became pregnant 8 weeks after the delivery of her first child.
Now, I trust with the help of your healthcare team you will make the right decision for you and your family.
I now respectfully unsubscribe from this thread.