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This can seem like you are on an overwhelming journey. Breathe. Always come back to the breath. And read on. We are here to help.
[1.12] Anon Laparoscopy for endometriosis and is trying for a baby but her first cycle was a very short cycle, 18 days, and she is worried about her fertility returning.
[2.04] Dr Pat talks about how sometime a woman’s cycle can be abnormal for a short period of time following a Gynaecological surgery while the body is healing and recovering. Dr Pat says how it is important to remember what your cycle was like prior and to be tracking your cycle and using OPKs and just being patient in waiting for your normal cycle to return, Dr Pat then talks about where further assistance may be required.
[4.50] Hannah asks her question about an under active thyroid which she was diagnosed after her first pregnancy. She wants to know if there is any impact on trying for her second baby with an under active thyroid.
[5.30] Dr Pat talks about thyroid conditions that may be diagnosed pre or post pregnancy and how a pregnant woman’s care will be tailored to their condition.
[8.17] Jordan asks about having subsequent VBACs and whether having a second VBAC is different and needs the same amount of monitoring as her first VBAC.
[8.55] Dr Pat discusses who would make a great candidate for a VBAC and why.
[10.35] Dr Pat and Brigid clarify what a VBAC is.
[11.00] Anon asks about her partner’s reaction after an unplanned pregnancy and if his reaction is a normal reaction or whether she should be worried about his mental state.
[12.30] Dr Pat and Brigid talk about anon’s message and Dr Pat talks about how there is a limited timeframe particularly with unplanned pregnancies for couples to work out what they want to do individually and together.
[13.30] Brigid talks about how common unplanned pregnancies are.
[13.45] Dr Pat and Brigid talk about the different support options that are available for those who are trying to come to a decision surrounding their unplanned pregnancy and how to go about accessing that support.
[17.45] Ty asks about whether after a vaginal birth with orthopaedic injuries whether she should opt for a planned Caesarean.
[18.52] Dr Pat talks about how rare orthopaedic injuries are during birth and how it would be worthwhile for Ty to ask her both of her care providers if having a caesarean section will protect her from further injury or if the “damage is already done”, Dr Pat urges Ty to discuss the risks involved for both delivery options with not just her pregnancy care provider but her orthopaedic care provider as well, to be able to come to a decision that is best suited to her.
[22.31] Anon has had an early miscarriage and is worried about her cycle and whether her returning cycle is an ovulatory cycle.
[23.08] Dr Pat talks about how it’s important to know what the cycle is normally like, as well as the time frame it generally takes for a period to return following a miscarriage.
[23.55] Dr Pat talks about what someone should do if there has been no bleed after 8 weeks and gives a time frame for people to seek help if their cycle has still not returned.
[25.16] Dr Pat asks the listeners to send in their questions about IVF pregnancies.
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