You ever think that maybe the dr's don't know everything? For example, with my daughter Annette. I went into labor, and the machines never picked it up. 9 hours of labor, while waiting for my C-section. The machines never picked it up. Then with Atticus. "take this shot, it will help!". So I listened. I took the shot. 1 in 6000 women suffer from placental abruption after the Makena shot. I was that 1. When I was in the hospital after the grapefruit clot, I asked again "Should I take this shot?" and was told emphatically "YES! It's the only thing keeping your cervix closed right now." That turned out to not be true. If you develop bleeding, according to the Makena page, you are to stop the shot immediately. My doctor didn't know this. Right now, I am going through some infertility stuff. I think it's me. I haven't been at my healthiest. I haven't been working out, I weigh more than I should, and I keep forgetting my vitamins. My dr says my weight is fine, it won't keep me from getting pregnant. Well, I don't know if I believe that. So, the only way to figure this out is to work on myself. I started working out more. I started eating healthier. I am taking my vitamins every day. I feel amazing. Still not ready to try for a baby (hello, Disney in 4 months!!). I get tested next week for ovulation. I actually think I ovulated this month. This could come back to the theory that I have one working ovary. It could come back to my theory that I need to be at my peak healthiest to get pregnant. When I got pregnant with Annette, it was right after my wedding. We all know we try to be in the best shape for that day. Your doctor may not know everything. I think we all know our own body best. So mamas, do your best. Be your best. Trust yourself.
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
It is such a struggle for anyone to trust yourself when a doctor is involved! But I have also learned that your best advocate is YOU. Thinking of you and your journey. So glad you are feeling better and working towards being a healthier YOU. Hugs to you and sending you lots of strength!
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