Originally Posted by Oleander53
DES was given for misscarriages but by 73 it really was not being used much anymore. I had my first child in 73 and last in 88.....
One thing you might want to ask your Mother is if she took Birth Control pills back then.... if she may have taken the pills the first few months she was pregnant with you. Just a thought. Those pills back then were very strong. Or any birthcontrol or hormone shots prior to getting pregnant with you.
Prenatals were prenatals back then, nothing but vitamins and minerals in them. They did give Bendictin for morning sickness back then and it was pulled for some side effect. It did not have any estrogen in it. You might want to look it up. I took it for morning sickness. I think if was a form of B6.
Back then when you went for your 6 week check up they automatically gave you valium and diet pills even if you were skinny.......when I think back I cannot believe it ........ they were nuts back then. Diet crazy.
Hope you find some answers......... Oleander
Thank you so much for your input. How crazy is it that there was so much intervention? I still get crazed now when I hear of all the pitocin being given out there to crank up labor.
I think I'll know more when I talk to my doctor. Not sure if it makes any difference to know for sure whatsoever- I have the characteristics & that's really all that matters at this point.
I also think I should be somewhat grateful for not knowing something that would have just caused undo anxiety.