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    Default Anyone preg with vp shunt?

    Hi everyone,

    I am seeking out mums or mums to be with shunts to get some advice on pregnancy and birthing experiences. I have a vp shunt that I've had since I was 14wks old, not preg yet but doing some research....did you have a csec or vb? Did you have any complications? Did you get a prescribed dose of folic acid or just over the counter?

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    Anybody at all out there??! Would love some insight :-)

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    I would be asking your GP for a referral to your hospitals obstetric department for an antenatal counseling appointment where you can discuss any additional risks and precautions that a pregnancy with your condition may involve.

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    Thanks for the reply :-) I am certainly planning on doing that a little closer to when we are TTC, but still hopeful someone out there has some advice too!!

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    Sure is, I only knew the name of my shunt lol. How did things go for you?? Thanks for the reply

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    Thank you for the information glad to have someone who has experience with it all! Yes, I hope to find a relaxed ob too, think I have my list narrowed down sorry to hear about your first bub, but glad your other two went well hopefully I won't have any problems when the time comes!!

    Lumbar shunt sounds interesting...so different to mine and mine was put in 25 years ago too! Only had one revision do far, so I guess mine's been ok...

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    Ah yea, fair enough. Have done a fair bit of reading too, the American study on shunted mothers in pregnancy/child birth is interesting reading


 

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