Nov 2, 2010

Will you pray?

I don't often ask you all for prayers but this has been weighing on my heart.

Towards the end of my pregnancy with little man my blood pressure started rising and my platelet count started dropping. I had no idea what platelets were until then. Platelets are in your blood and their job is help your blood to clot, like when you get a cut. If you have a low platelet count some anesthesiologists will not give you an epidural and if you have to have a c-section they will put you completely under. Which means my husband would not be allowed in the room and I would not get to hear my baby's first cry. 

We induced at 39 weeks because of my blood pressure but during delivery my platelet count dropped drastically. The delivery went ok but right after he was born, I hemorrhaged. Which was scary for all of us.

I don't normally have a low platelet count, it's only during pregnancy. My labs from a few weeks ago show my platelet count starting to drop, again. Naturally this has caused my husband and myself to become anxious about delivery. Would you pray specifically that my platelet count will be high and that there would be no need for a c-section?!

Thank you in advance for your prayers!


  1. Wow Monica. I am so glad you told us so we can lift you up. I had to be induced with both of mine because of high blood pressure but I have never heard of low blood platelets. I am praying!!

  2. you and your baby will be in my thoughts!

  3. Monica, I will definitely pray that you blood platelet levels will not drop so low. Thanks for sharing this so that we can be in prayer about this with you.

  4. Of course....Thanks for sharing so that we can lift you { and baby} up to our heavenly father.

  5. That is scary. I have never heard of that before. I will definitely be praying for that specifically and that God will give you and your husband a peace of mind about this. I'll be praying that He will keep your little one safe and you when He chooses for your to deliver him.

  6. praying for sure! my sister had too much bleeding after her first birth and it was very scary. praying for you!!!

  7. Praying for you and for your platelet count to stay high. That is so scary. I hope and pray you don't have to have a c-section.

  8. Dear Monica - I will uplift your request to the Lord in prayer.

  9. I had 2 difficult pregnancies, myself, so my heart really goes out to you. Saying a prayer now...

  10. Praying for the Lord's provision and for the desires of your heart!

  11. Thinking of you and sending good vibes your way! {hug}

  12. Sending prayers your way till your new little man gets here.

  13. Thank you ladies! I will keep you updated. God can do amazing things!!!

  14. Of course!!! Babies are precious miracles and they need their mommies and daddies too! You will be in our prayers!!!!! Keep us posted!

  15. I got this info online

    If you are suffering from thrombocytopenia and want to increase platelet count naturally, here are some suggestions that you should follow to raise platelet count:

    ■Avoid all refined food stuffs including sugars, saturated fats, processed foods and grains, aerated drinks.These foods are known causes of platelet count fall.
    ■Consume a lot of healthy food. This includes fresh and organic foods. This will help in stimulating the body’s internal mechanism and increase your platelet count.
    ■Ensure that you thoroughly wash you wash raw food before consuming them as helminthes, parasites and viruses are known to cause a fall in the platelet count.
    ■Use cod liver oil or flax seed oils. They strengthen the immune system, reduce inflammation, improve circulation and increase your ratio of HDL (High Density Lipoproteins) to LDL (Low Density Lipoproteins).
    ■Tomatoes and berries are loaded with vitamins and minerals and have strong anti-oxidant qualities which will help you increase platelet count.
    ■Consume a lot of green and leafy vegetables.

  16. Monica,
    I just found you on blog frog...
    I just wanted you to know that I am saying a prayer right now. I also want to share with you this verse....
    "Do not be afraid, do not panic before them, For the Lord YOUR God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you." Deuteronomy 31:6-
    Arm yourself with the word and take it with you! I've been in your shoes 3 times! God is good and He is faithful...

  17. I will certainly keep you in my prayers until new baby boy is safely delivered.
    ♥ maureen

  18. Will be praying! Labor and delivery can be nerve-racking enough when all goes well!

    I also had some hemorrhaging after my first and the second time around, they were able to give me some kind of drug after delivery to help with clotting so it didn't happen again.

  19. I have been a follower for a couple of months now and I have really enjoyed your blog.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am in a similar boat with pregnacy ending sooner than planned. Currently I am on bedrest in the hospital for the next couple of days at 33 weeks and will be enduced to deliver soon.

    From one mom to another, I am pulling for you!

  20. I will be praying for you as well.


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