I just wanted to give everyone a quick update on my pregnancy. I will be having the baby in 10 days so Im at finally at the end. I have to say, Brugada wise, its been uneventful, which is very good. Despite having a defibrillator and Brugada, I didn’t have any arrythmias, no shocks, no need for medicine. With the exception of a higher heart rate, which is the usual for pregnancy, there isn’t much to speak of. My rate has been around 130 but thats not high enough to even have to change the ICD settings. As far as labor and delivery, the plan is a scheduled induction in order to have a calm and controlled environment. Ive seen my regular obstetrician but also a high risk doctor. They all agree I should be medicated because the adrenaline rush of labor from pain ISN’T a good idea with Brugada. I have a scheduled day for delivery where they will carefully and slowly bring on labor with medication. This will all began AFTER they turn the defibrillator OFF. They do not want it on during labor and delivery.Once the baby is born, they will turn it back on. That is about it as far as guidelines. For me, being pregnant with and ICD and Brugada, caused no problems and everything was fine. Im not saying other women who are pregnant with Brugada will all be safe and have an easy time. Every situation and case is different. Im just saying for me personally, it was a piece of cake heart wise 🙂

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anonymous
    Aug 09, 2014 @ 12:01:33

    Wonderful news! Enjoy your new addition.


  2. Carolyn Thomas
    Aug 09, 2014 @ 10:52:23

    Best of luck to you, Alicia, on this upcoming adventure. I’ll be keeping fingers and toes crossed that all goes beautifully for both Mum and babe.


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