TearsInMySoul Posted August 13, 2006 Report Share Posted August 13, 2006 I appreciate everyone's replies, and words of encouragement that I have read on this website since I found it a few months ago.Now I find myself expecting my second child (a very planned event, when my husband was home for R&R from Iraq the middle of July). But, now that it's here, I can't help but be afraid as to what POT's will do to me and my baby during this pregnancy. I haven't been able to get into and see a cardiologist yet, and I don't have my first ob appt for another 3 weeks. The army, is having to research whether they have a cardiologist who specializes or has experience in POT's before they will make me an appt, or give me authorization to see a civilian doctor, and LOT'S OF WIVES ARE HAVING BABIES with their husbands coming home on R&R or end of combat tours, thus delaying my first ob appt.I have the same tiredness as I did with Christian, (who turned 1 in June), it was post-partum that I developed POTS, and I'm still trying to figure that out! I can't work, because of the frequent fainting, and graying out spells I have, and the general fatigue it all causes. So that makes it hard on us financially. People who have never heard of this problem, look at me like I'm just lazy, and melodramatic! Has anyone else been treated and/or ostracized for their problem?Can anyone give me advice for making it through this pregnancy, so that the end result is I have a healthy, happy baby. and that I come through it well too? I've heard the horror stories, of miscarriages, of developing worse problems, of dying....and I would like to know the facts, the statistics, and personal experiences. I'm so afraid for my baby, and for my son. What do i need to do, t o know, and to look forward to?Thank you for providing any advice, words of wisdom..........can I have more children in the future, or will this be my last chance to have a child?Thank you,Jen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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