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Second Pregancy with Twins - Cannot take IVIG or Platelet Transfusion 2 months 2 weeks ago #66450

  • neohadoop
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Thanks to the forum and it's members for providing wealth of information. Had to post here as ITP-Pregnancy forum section seems to be inactive for last 8 months. Sorry, if I am wrong.
First pregnancy:
-Found for the first time, ITP around 30th week of pregnancy
-Because of religious beliefs, I cannot accept iVig and platelet transfusion
-During labor, count was 50K and was able to deliver natuarlly
-Platelet never returned to normal. Fluctuated between 50k to 100k
-Baby is healthy, and wonderful
-Seen by hematologist. Found nothing. He suggested that it should not stop for trying to have second baby. So we tried.

Second Pregnancy with Twins:
    -TWINS!! Good news turned out to be a concern as count is at 60k around 10th week
    - I cannot accept iVig and platelet transfusion
    -With twins, OB said the risk is double
    -Started researching to see natural ways or alternative methods to boost or at least maintain around 70k of count
    -Started taking a glass of green leafy vegetable juice along with beets and carrot every day. Not sure if it would help but something to try.
Note: Please don't judge me because of my religious beliefs. This is personal, and well-thought made decision as directed by my conscience.
Questions:
    1. This forum has a lot of positive results when probiotics were taken. Did anyone who is pregnant here has a story with probiotics and ITP?
    2. Since I cannot accept iVig, would C-Section, if needed with twins, what can be the lowest count from experiences that I can go and be still safe
    3. From experiences, are there any other natural methods that were successfully tried?

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Second Pregancy with Twins - Cannot take IVIG or Platelet Transfusion 2 months 2 weeks ago #66452

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Sorry I have no knowledge of ITP while pregnant. I do know when I had my knee replacement the anesthesiologist was very happy my count taken before surgery was over 80,000 & that 80,000+ was what was needed for a spinal.

Are you seeing an OB who is a high risk OB? If so what does he/she say about the questions you have asked here?

Good luck!
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD
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Second Pregancy with Twins - Cannot take IVIG or Platelet Transfusion 2 months 2 weeks ago #66453

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Thanks for the response.
OB is good as he helped us with our first baby, but not sure if he has "high risk" experience. Will check on it.
He said basically food/diet cannot help ITP. We either have to go for steroids or iVig.
When i encountered good success stories with probiotics, I just had a hope of food/diet helping with count.

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Second Pregancy with Twins - Cannot take IVIG or Platelet Transfusion 2 months 2 weeks ago #66464

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I feel bad no one has responded to you - maybe if you put this in the Treatment - General or the General ITP Discussion section someone may respond.

I take probiotics but haven't seen that it helped my count. I love tomatoes, onion and garlic and have not given them up, they are 3 that aren't good for platelets [can't remember why] can't say eating them has messed with my count.

You know if our body is making antibodies that attach to our platelets and then where blood is cleaned those antibodies are detected & the platelets destroyed I can't see how changing a diet could help that [just my opinion].
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD
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