when is the best time to get paced
This is my second time trying to post this, so apologies if the last one went through and I am repeating myself.
I am looking for thoughts or advise from mums with pacemakers on when is the best time to get a pacemaker.
I have a complete congential heart block, but to date I am relatively asymptomatic. I have been doing alot of reading re congenital heart block and it has scared the living daylights out of me. On my last visit to my cardiologist we decided that mayve the time is right to get a pm.
Now that I have made the decision I would rather do it asap, and not have it hanging over me.
However, I am pregnant and due in November. Since radiation is used during the implantation I will have to wait until after babs is born.
If I get a pm shortly after babs is born will I be able to breastfeed while recovering after pm insertion?
Would I be better off waiting until baby can hold on to me, that way lifting would be easier or would I be better off getting it in while baby cant move and therefore I dont have to run after him/her?
We also have 2 lovely litttle boys, aged 4 and 1 so I am not sure that I will be let off running around, pm or no pm
Both my and my husbands parents live reallly close to us. They are a tremendous help so I am not concerned re having help while recovering.
So any thoughts or advise would be greatly appreciated
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