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Pregnancy and PA/TNA

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By dakota3030 on Tue, 12-20-05, 01:21

Hi All,

Wanted to reach out to all you women with TNA/PA out there who have had children. I am due in 2weeks and was a bit concerned about the labor.

I am planning on having natural childbirth, but am concerned about having allergic reactions to the interventions (if I need) to have pitocin or an epidural. If you all can chime in with your labor stories/interventions/and allergies it would make me feel better prepared. Thanks [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]


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By on Tue, 12-20-05, 15:17


My allergies to peanuts and sesame seeds developed after I had my first two children. (I also avoid tree nuts.)

My third child was born after I developed the allergies.

I had spoken to my OB regarding the medicines and he felt there was no risk of a reaction. Since the baby was in quite a rush, I ended up having him naturally - so I can't help with personal experiences regarding the use of meds.

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By MaryM on Wed, 12-21-05, 01:57

Congrats! Hope labor and delivery go well for you. I am PA/TNA and I had an epidural and then pitocin b/c my contractions slowed down after the epidural. I do recall that the pitocin made my chest a bit itchy and I had the anethesiologist come and talk to me...I was told that it was not uncommon to become itchy from the pitocin. I was really nervous b/c of my allergies, but it went away and labor and delivery were just fine. Being a person w/ a low tolerance for pain, I could not have imagined labor w/o pain relief. I am awed by women who can go natural - best of luck!

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By dakota3030 on Wed, 12-21-05, 02:42

Thanks both for responding [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Mary, I'm afraid of the pain BUT more afraid of reacting to the meds, so I'm going to be a trooper. Thanks for the well wishes [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

P.S. Does your child have the PN/TN Allergy?

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By on Wed, 12-21-05, 15:00

My kids all have some allergies, but so far no foods.

penicillin, mold (1st and 2nd - probably 3rd)
sulfa-based antibiotics, (2nd)
latex (1st)
insect (3rd)


I also thought I'd mention that after my third was born (so after allergies developed) I did go for surgery once and was put to sleep. They gave me an injection very slowly - repeatedly asking if I felt anything. I had no reaction to it - but I also don't know what I was given.


So are you hoping for 2005 - or the New Year for the birth?

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By dakota3030 on Thu, 12-29-05, 00:50

Thanks all for responding [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I had my baby 2 weeks early and the labor was so quick that by the time we got to the hospital it was time to push and it went well, so no meds at all [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I am so relieved...he is beautiful and healthy [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By falcon on Thu, 12-29-05, 04:28

Congrats! Wonderful that you didn't have to deal with the med. related anxt. Have a wonderful new year with your little one!

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By on Thu, 12-29-05, 15:30

Congratulations! Glad everything went smoothly. What a wonderful time of year to have a baby. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

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By MaryM on Sun, 01-08-06, 20:09

Congratulations! So glad to hear that everything went well.

My Ds is not PA/TNA like me, he is allergic to dairy and eggs and just this week found out he is reacting to Amoxicillin, so we are not considering him allergic to Penicillin too. Hope all is going well with your new bundle of joy!

[This message has been edited by MaryM (edited January 08, 2006).]

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