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   Posted 6/24/2009 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
So I had another prenatal appt. yesterday.  Everything went well.
I am 8 weeks along and they are sending me next week for an ultrasound.  I'm really excited.
They may send me to a different dr. to do some special tests since I have lupus and said as long as they come back fine then more than likely I shouldn't have to back up there.  Its just to make sure everything is fine and they will just keep a good eye on me.
Have any of you mothers had an ultrasound that early?  How close of a watch were you all on during pregancy?  I have so many questions LOL.  I wasn't sure how the dr. appointments would go or how often I will need to go since I have lupus.  Which right now I'm not having any problems at all w/my lupus.  Mine is pretty mild.  Normally I just get the butterfly rash, sometimes a rash on my chest and from time to time get really really tired and just have to lay down for a few hours.  But my nose is just a tad bit red right now and haven't had a tired spell in quite a while.
Can't wait to hear everyone's responses =] 
Ashley =-)

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   Posted 6/24/2009 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ashley, I don't have any info for you. I've never been pregnant. But I hope you have a wonderful time at your ultrasound appointment! Are you going to get a CD of the images? Good luck!!

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   Posted 6/24/2009 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, i've never been prego either, but I wanted to congratulate you! How fun! Judy

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   Posted 6/24/2009 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I am definately taking a cd for them to record it to. =) Soo excited!!!! =-]
Ashley =-)

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   Posted 6/24/2009 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ashley
I just wanted to say "Congratulations" on your pregnancy and I hope all goes well with you!!!  
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   Posted 6/24/2009 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Ashley,


Congratulations to you as well!!  You will have to tell us how everything went... I am getting married in October and my fiance and I were talking about having a baby then I was diagnoised with lupus and now I am scared and have many questions like you....I wish you all the luck for you and your baby!!


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   Posted 6/25/2009 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
yes I have had them at 6 weeks pregnant. Better safe than sorry. Expect to have many more. congradulations
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   Posted 7/2/2009 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Well my ultrasound was supposed to be today but it was rescheduled and I went Tuesday!!!!  =)  Everything went great, all was fine and looked good.  The baby's heartbeat was 168 and my due date is January 29th.  =]
It was the most amazing experience, getting to hear the baby's heartbeat!!!!!  And seeing the heart just beating so fast on there!  It was great!!!  I am only 9 weeks along so can't tell what the sex is yet! 
Well I hope you all are doing well, I just wanted to give ya an update!
Ashley =-)

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   Posted 7/2/2009 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the update Ashley... I'm so excited for you!! Make sure you keep taking care of yourself and that baby :)
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   Posted 7/7/2009 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   

I am currently 31 weeks pregnant. I have had 9 ultrasounds, my first was at 6 weeks.

I was on daily lovenox injections until 21 weeks and then I had to stop because I had a placental abruption. That has been the only special treatment I've been on since pregnant. I did do the one-hour glucose screening early and then repeated it at the normal time since we are at a higher risk to develop GD.

I have not had any trouble with my lupus at all. My perinatologist (are you seeing one? or just a regular OB?) and rheumatologist are in the same complex and I am monitored very closely. If you are not seeing a perinatologist, I highly recommend it! If you have other questions, I will answer as best I can. I'm no expert by any means, but I do remember my first few weeks and the anxiety, stress, fear, etc. that comes with being pregnant and having lupus.


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   Posted 7/9/2009 11:02 PM (GMT 0)   
Hi!  Congrats on the baby!  Just wanted to say  was recently diagnosed, and have no idea how long I have had it.  I can tell you though that I have  had several children- the last one I was a surrogate for and delivered a healthy baby - just a tiny bit small, but then again- I am small and none of my children were over 5 lbs 15 oz!  Good luck to you ladies and look forward to updates.  Is wonderful to  hear good stories! 
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