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stephaniemgiddens
05-26-2007, 08:12 PM
Hi I am a new user and I have been considering pregnancy and I have spoke to my doctors and they all have said that if I get my FEV1 up that it shouldnt be a problem right now I am at 40% what do you think an FEV1 level should be to, to have a healthy pregnancy? thanks Stephanie I will keep all of you updated

stephaniemgiddens
05-26-2007, 08:12 PM
Hi I am a new user and I have been considering pregnancy and I have spoke to my doctors and they all have said that if I get my FEV1 up that it shouldnt be a problem right now I am at 40% what do you think an FEV1 level should be to, to have a healthy pregnancy? thanks Stephanie I will keep all of you updated

stephaniemgiddens
05-26-2007, 08:12 PM
Hi I am a new user and I have been considering pregnancy and I have spoke to my doctors and they all have said that if I get my FEV1 up that it shouldnt be a problem right now I am at 40% what do you think an FEV1 level should be to, to have a healthy pregnancy? thanks Stephanie I will keep all of you updated

tara
05-26-2007, 09:51 PM
As a general rule my doctor likes to see FEV1 stable, (not just a spike) above 50% before considering pregnancy.

Hope this helps!

Tara

tara
05-26-2007, 09:51 PM
As a general rule my doctor likes to see FEV1 stable, (not just a spike) above 50% before considering pregnancy.

Hope this helps!

Tara

tara
05-26-2007, 09:51 PM
As a general rule my doctor likes to see FEV1 stable, (not just a spike) above 50% before considering pregnancy.

Hope this helps!

Tara

my65roses4me
05-26-2007, 10:10 PM
Hi and welcome to the forums. I hope you find it as helpful as I do!!

I am at 58% and my Dr thinks its ok to conceive. He says he likes to see FEV1's at 60% or higher but he doesn't think that mine is too bad to be pregnant.
He also says that its not necessarily the pregnancy that is hard, its the few months after the baby is born. Trying to balance your care and the babies can be too difficult for some.
So I try to kep that in mind. I need to make sure my support system is there to step in when I can't. Especailly since my hubby still has to work since he is our families bread winner. I get a little from SDI but not much.

So try to keep that in mind too. I have been told by other cf mommies here that as long as you have a strong support system you will be fine.

Good Luck and keep us updated!!!

my65roses4me
05-26-2007, 10:10 PM
Hi and welcome to the forums. I hope you find it as helpful as I do!!

I am at 58% and my Dr thinks its ok to conceive. He says he likes to see FEV1's at 60% or higher but he doesn't think that mine is too bad to be pregnant.
He also says that its not necessarily the pregnancy that is hard, its the few months after the baby is born. Trying to balance your care and the babies can be too difficult for some.
So I try to kep that in mind. I need to make sure my support system is there to step in when I can't. Especailly since my hubby still has to work since he is our families bread winner. I get a little from SDI but not much.

So try to keep that in mind too. I have been told by other cf mommies here that as long as you have a strong support system you will be fine.

Good Luck and keep us updated!!!

my65roses4me
05-26-2007, 10:10 PM
Hi and welcome to the forums. I hope you find it as helpful as I do!!

I am at 58% and my Dr thinks its ok to conceive. He says he likes to see FEV1's at 60% or higher but he doesn't think that mine is too bad to be pregnant.
He also says that its not necessarily the pregnancy that is hard, its the few months after the baby is born. Trying to balance your care and the babies can be too difficult for some.
So I try to kep that in mind. I need to make sure my support system is there to step in when I can't. Especailly since my hubby still has to work since he is our families bread winner. I get a little from SDI but not much.

So try to keep that in mind too. I have been told by other cf mommies here that as long as you have a strong support system you will be fine.

Good Luck and keep us updated!!!

jdgal
05-30-2007, 07:24 AM
Hi My FEV1 is 50% when I'm well but does drop to 40% or lower when I'm in need of IV's I'am 22 weeks pregnant and so far my FEV1 has stayed at 50%. I wasn't planning pregnancy and only found out after 4months that I was pregnant luckily for me I had no sickness ect. Although now starting to get a little tired I'am still working and managing to have top up IV's and we are both doing well.
Because of all the negative veiws about pregnancy and cf my partner and myself thought it would be safer to adopt, although now this little blessing has been sent I'm enjoying it as much as I can and proving my docs wrong after all every cf paitent is different regarding FEV1'S and sometimes I think doctors get blinded by facts and figures, I'am 31 so I had my age against me too.
Good luck in watever you decide pregnancy may not be easy with cf but even without cf people struggle with having children.

Let me know how you go on.

Claire

jdgal
05-30-2007, 07:24 AM
Hi My FEV1 is 50% when I'm well but does drop to 40% or lower when I'm in need of IV's I'am 22 weeks pregnant and so far my FEV1 has stayed at 50%. I wasn't planning pregnancy and only found out after 4months that I was pregnant luckily for me I had no sickness ect. Although now starting to get a little tired I'am still working and managing to have top up IV's and we are both doing well.
Because of all the negative veiws about pregnancy and cf my partner and myself thought it would be safer to adopt, although now this little blessing has been sent I'm enjoying it as much as I can and proving my docs wrong after all every cf paitent is different regarding FEV1'S and sometimes I think doctors get blinded by facts and figures, I'am 31 so I had my age against me too.
Good luck in watever you decide pregnancy may not be easy with cf but even without cf people struggle with having children.

Let me know how you go on.

Claire

jdgal
05-30-2007, 07:24 AM
Hi My FEV1 is 50% when I'm well but does drop to 40% or lower when I'm in need of IV's I'am 22 weeks pregnant and so far my FEV1 has stayed at 50%. I wasn't planning pregnancy and only found out after 4months that I was pregnant luckily for me I had no sickness ect. Although now starting to get a little tired I'am still working and managing to have top up IV's and we are both doing well.
Because of all the negative veiws about pregnancy and cf my partner and myself thought it would be safer to adopt, although now this little blessing has been sent I'm enjoying it as much as I can and proving my docs wrong after all every cf paitent is different regarding FEV1'S and sometimes I think doctors get blinded by facts and figures, I'am 31 so I had my age against me too.
Good luck in watever you decide pregnancy may not be easy with cf but even without cf people struggle with having children.

Let me know how you go on.

Claire