Abdominal Pacemakers, pregnancies and water births......oh my?
Noob and former message board lurker here! I've found a few posts about pregnancy and pacemakers but not quite what I was looking for. I have 3 questions and any opinions would be great. I had a plan to discuss with my doctor but given the current situation with the coronavirus my appt has been postponed to TBD...and I'm super curious about getting SOME idea of people's experiences. Ok, background: I have full heart block and am 100% pacemaker dependent. I had the first placed within the first months of my life. For whatever reason I always had a choice about where to put it. I'm assuming since I was a super naturally skinny girl until college (when i got to a thin but normal size...yay curves!) I always kept my abdominal pacemaker. So upon my last device change ~7 years ago I had my doctor go "wait...how old are you? Oh you're pregnancy age, let's move it!" and I freaked out a bit (ok, a lot...it was literally sprung on me lol) and said no. They agreed but cautioned me that if my pregnancy sized belly "unplugs" my pacemaker then they'll have to shut off the abdominal one, place the shoulder one and then the abdominal one would basically be left forever....yikes! They didnt give me any odds of that happening but at the same time they didnt seem SUPER pushy as if it was a high risk. So fast forward 6 or so years. I'm 32 going on 33 and I have a few questions:
1. Has anyone ever been pregnant with an abdominal pacemaker? I'm scheduled for a generator change in the next year.
2. Has anyone had a water birth with a pacemaker or similar device regardless of if its abdominal or shoulder placed?
3. What's been your experience with digoxin and atenolol while pregnant?
Sorry if this is super long!
Edit: yikesss I have a 4th question: do you see the shoulder pacemaker as a lump under your skin?