If anyone could give me some advice at the end I would appreciate it.
I am 41, and snipped now, thank god, but I have 3 children, and was diag HMS in 2005, waiting for prof B at the moment, so I know where exactly I fall on the scale.
1st pregnancy, early thrush, pink tinged, more or less at conception, there's a reason for putting that bit in, no problems, but was lucky enough to get a special pair of knickers from Mothercare, with a big elasticated, adjustable band attached. MY LIFE SAVER. as the back pain was incredible. then 33wks sat down for a wee, got up sat down again. did not consider that it could be my waters, doh!!! Finally at 36wks they discovered that my bump had shrunk, er yeah!!, and taken in, and induced as baby was too squashed. Now I don't seem to produce the labour hormone at all, but no midwife ever believed me, so the burst the waters, already 7cms dilated, but no labour followed.
Eventually they stuck the drip in, after 8hrs of just sitting there, and labour started. Had an epidural, only worked on the left side of me, so they topped it up, no difference, so they rolled me on the left side and tilted the bed, so my feet were higher than my head. Yeay pain free!!. start to finish , that is pains to delivery 2 3/4hrs. 6lb 6oz girl, 4 wks early.
2nd pregnancy, early thrush again, pink tinged. went reasonably well, apart from back pain, but ended up in hosp for a month, as I had a trapped artery in my neck, and was 24hrs from induction of baby at 31wks, and fingers removed on left hand. pumped full of drugs and bed rest. induced again through blood pressure this time, sky high and no wonder, 3 wks early. again burst waters no reaction, drip in and off like the proverbial galloping horse. Then some thing went POP in the front of my pelvis. Told midwife, and ignored, it was probably just my hind waters going, then I was at the push stage. 1 3/4hrs pain to delivery. 7lb 6oz with a very small head, wonder why?
3rd pregnancy. early thrush and haemoragic cystitis, thrush was ping tinged. Problems with slipped disk, and back pain, in and out of hospital for blood pressure, and at 32wks 5 days waters leaked, now at least I knew this time, so back off to hosp forthe Jab. IN OUT IN OUT IN OUT, me and consultant had both had enough, so was induced again. again no one listened, burst waters, no pain, drip inserted, and 1 1/4hrs from start to finish, they didn't even have the bed set up, and I was holding back due to back pain, and don't mention the anethetist to me, he came back just after baby was crowned!!! 7lb baby midwives convinced much earlier than 37 wks, with very small head.
I did not once show, I always dilated very early, had very quick labours, sorry to the others, and had 2 babies with a head circ of 31cm, and ridges, they looked like devil children.
But I had no problems with bleeding.
First child is now 18 and 27wks pregnant, she also is diag HMS but no definate diag, eg genetic
She has Jaw, back, feet and ?raynaulds? or at least circulation problems. and we're not due to see my old obs consultant til 36 wks. She insited on seeing the same one as me, last baby now 7yrs, so he's still there.
Advice appreciated please, as personally I would kick up a stink, and get in there early, but she's not confident enough to push for it.
Professional Hypochondriac and Attention Seeking mother! Familial JHS/EDS3, F/M, 22/3/2010
Skake(Thats the Tremor) Rattle(That's the tablets) and Roll(in and out of anything) all the way.Hypermobile 2005