LOVE this post. I had gallbladder issues as well, luckily before my first child was born. I found you on Bloggy Moms ;) http://amandachazz.blogspot.com/There's my link in case you'd like to visit.
I also had gallbladder issues and was put on Nexium which really helped. The problem was that each month the medicine cost 200 dollars. Thankfully a friend had a whole months worth of Nexium that she gave me. I am so glad you are a birth rights advocate. You have really opened my eyes to a lot of things. Recently I think a friend of mine was lied to by her doctor so she would be forced to have a c-section because it would be better time-wise for the doctor. I'm hearing more and more stories about moms who are having c-sections that seem unnecessary. Before I had Jack I thought the doctor was the authority. If he said it then that was the way it was. Now I know how important it is to be in charge of your own birth.
I was at my OB/GYN two weeks before I found out I was pregnant in severe pain, cramping, and bleeding. Took a pregnancy test (negative) and was told I possibly had Pelvic Inflammatory disease and they took cultures. Cultures were negative and two weeks later I took another test and was preggers.Also I had gall bladder issues when not pregnant and that was awful. Ended up having it removed in 2004. I could not imagine gall bladder attacks on top of pregnancy. UGH
Apparently gallbladder issues are really common in women during and after pregnancy because all the hormones mess with your digestive system. I am so so sorry that you went through everything you did during and after Jack's birth. Hugs!
I think I had an attack a few months before I found out I was pregnant, but didn't know what it was and it went away on its own. It was awful
great post. I only have one good story about pregnancies that I can think of off the top of my head - when i got pregnant with Zachary, I happened to have had an appt. with my infertility dr. and they did an u/s...but they didn't see a heartbeat so they told me I might miscarry. turns out I was just not far enough along to see it...but I thought I was going to miscarry so I drank a glass of wine that night!
The weekend Ewan was conceived was the weekend I went a little crazy at a wine bar....oops!
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