I had the same issue with my last two pregnancies. (the technical term is gestational thrombocytopenia) Both deliveries resulted in postpartum hemorrhaging. Little man's delivery being the most severe. My latest labs are concerning because my platelet count has never been this low this far out from delivery. And they usually continue to decrease the closer I get to my due date. My platelet count before this set of labs said my count was at 137. Not only is 94 the lowest it's been this far out but that is also the steepest fall, usually they fall gradually.
Throughout this entire pregnancy I have not felt peace about staying with my current OBGYN especially after visiting an amazing birth center early on in this pregnancy. I was planning on meeting with the midwife again this week or next to discuss making the switch. After the latest set of labs I don't know if I will be a candidate for a birth center birth.
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But before I received this last set of labs and drew the blood for it I was already doing research on ways to raise and maintain platelet count. I have made some even more drastic changes to my diet, although I wasn't good with it this weekend. There's another homeopathic thing I'm trying that several cancer patients have had great success with. I'm hoping all of this is reflected on the blood work I will be getting on wednesday.
Friends you were all so gracious to pray for me during the delivery and birth of my other two boys. My last son's delivery being the best experience. Will you be praying for this one?
Specifically that my platelet count will rise above 100 and not go below 100 the remainder of this pregnancy. That I will have a vaginal birth. (a c-section poses a much greater risk of massive blood loss that could result in a hysterectomy or worse.) I want to find a doctor that will be on the same page with me in a vaginal birth because it is the least riskiest way to birth a baby with this condition. Pray that I will find peace in all of this. Knowing my numbers are already this low is causing a lot of fear and a lot of tears. Let's be honest I am a wreck!
Baby looked great this morning. He is head down but posterior. Pray he turns to become anterior for labor.
Thank you in advance and I will be posting updates as I receive them.