Monday, June 9, 2014

A Bit More Complicated

Today I had the echocardiogram to see if my heart will be strong enough to go for a natural childbirth.  The technician told me what she found and the doctors will decide from there as to what they will do.  I know that the doctors had suggested inducing me for a natural birth earlier than 40 weeks but now they will have to add in just one more factor.

A Patent Foramen Ovale was found in today's echocardiogram.  I'm not sure just how much more it will complicate things and I am still hoping to have a natural childbirth.

It really isn't a big deal as a lot of folks have one.  I'm not too worried.  But I'll still have to deal with what the doctors want and hope it matches what I'd like to have for a birth.

So because I'm at an increased risk for stroke it is a good thing that I've been on a baby aspirin regime for more than a year now.  This might really help me out if I'm allowed to go natural.

For more information on the above little hole click on the link

And yes this could be the cause of some of my migraines too.  Rather interesting find today but like I said I'm not too worried about it.


  1. I'm 25 weeks 5 days pregnant with a PFO and see a cardiologist. This does and should not affect your ability to deliver naturally. I'm having c-section for other reasons but generally a PFO is no big deal. Try and find out which way your PFO shuts (which way the blood flows) if it shuts left to right as mine does, the risk of stroke from a clot is greatly reduced. Good luck.

  2. I'm glad you aren't worried. Prayers that everything goes well!

  3. Glad you aren't worried. Hope the doctors offer more insight.


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