Thursday, July 26, 2012

Happy Birthday to me! Wonderful present changing my fertility future!

SO, in the midst of my crippling depression over the news that my perinatologist gave me that I could never recover my heart function enough to safely carry a pregnancy, my cardiologist finally called to update me.  He was in a panic as he'd noticed I was scheduled for a tubal ligation (which I'd downgraded to an IUD insertion).   APPARENTLY, my condition may  not be as dire as my perinatologist believed.

YES, if I were to get pregnant in my current condition it would be quite deadly to me.

BUT, with the new Melody Valve procedure , the cardiologist in Houston that specializes in adults with congenital heart defects believes that I could recover enough to be able to carry a pregnancy.  I can get re-evaluated 4-6 weeks after and if my heart function improves by as little as 20-30% it could be safe for me to carry a pregnancy. 

Hurrah for wonderful cardiologists.

BOOOO to alarmist perinatologists. I'm definitely ONLY going with a perinatologist certified to work with adults with congenital heart conditions should I be blessed enough to safely carry a pregnancy to term. 


Honey McGovern said...

I am in the process of catching up on the past couple of weeks. I am so happy to hear your good news. I have thought of you several times since reading the first post about your heart. I hope all works out well for you.

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Melissa @MotherhoodWantd said...

Honey McGovern, not to be cheesy, but your comment warms my heart! I feel gratified if anyone reads my blog and thank you for your kind comments. I fear I am an inconsistent blogger as when I am struggling with the desire to TTC or other things in life take over. I'm trying to be more regular now.

Also, I love your first name, as my name means honeybee. :D

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