New Study

Friday, May 11, 2012
Last week, a tweet from The Preeclampsia Foundation popped up in my feed that mentioned one of my perinatologists, Dr. John Barton. Dr.Barton oversaw my "case" while I was in the hospital. My husband and I have been debating paying him a visit soon. So, I was pleasantly surprised to see that he is still involved in all the latest preeclampsia research, just as he was two years ago.

His recent research deals with adverse pregnancy outcomes dues to maternal age and obesity. You can find the article HERE. The study found that obesity can be a factor in the outcome of your pregnancy.

Maternal Age, Obesity Associated with Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

I'm thinking this may be just the push I need to pick up the phone and make that call. I've lost 37 pounds and I'm within 14 pounds of my goal weight given to me by my doctor. My BP meds have been cut in half and will more than likely be cut again at my appointment this month. The last time Dr. Barton and I spoke, he told me I would need to sit with him and come up with a plan of action if my husband and I decided to try again. He mentioned possibly putting me on specific medications and vitamins for a few months before even TTC. I still have those last few pounds to lose, so why not go ahead and see what he recommends?

I know I could still find that infamous needle in the haystack, it seems to be just my luck. However, I feel like I owe it to myself, my family, and really just my sanity to see what the professionals have to say now.

As for the adoption, no matter what we decide or what happens, it's still a-go. (Is that a word? lol) We have no intentions of pulling out of our agency for any reason. I've mentioned before that adoption has always been in my heart. Nothing changes that.

I'll keep you posted should we make that call. :)


  1. HOW EXCITING!!!! It certainly can't hurt to see what he has to say.

  2. Nothing like progress in a venture one undertakes. Good that you are loosing weight. I hope all things work out for good.

  3. This must be exciting for you, the turn of events. Will have you in my prayers. Reading your blog has been very inspirational.

  4. Good luck! I will be curious to hear what your doc says. Way to go on the weight loss, too!!