What is your view on weight and preeclampsia?

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Re: What is your view on weight and preeclampsia?

Post by brandib » Tue Aug 09, 2011 01:03 am

1st time and my skinniest 37 weeks (severe pe/hellp)
2nd time 36 weeks ( mild pe)
3rd time 37 weeks ( severe pe minus enough protein/eclampsia)
4th time 35 weeks ( severe pe)

Re: What is your view on weight and preeclampsia?

Post by jean » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:28 am

Brandib-at what gestation did you deliver all of your children?

Re: What is your view on weight and preeclampsia?

Post by brandib » Sun Aug 07, 2011 06:19 am

I was a 120lb gymnast when I got pregnant and got severe PE/hellp. I was 145 when I got pregnant the second time and still got PE. I was 160's the 3rd time and the worst pregnancy and 200 the 4th and .....still got PE. Def worse my first go around when I was the smallest/healthiest. After my 3rd I've been chronic.

Re: What is your view on weight and preeclampsia?

Post by z1ggy23 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 07:17 am

princess purr wrote:Seems like weight gain/starting weight is just another big variable... it could matter, but it could not matter... I like when I can figure stuff out so much better then things being such a mystery!! Drives me crazyyyy.


I so understand that statement. I say if keep up what you are doing until you get that BFP, then reassess. Continue your healthy eating and activity, but maybe at a little lesser degree (depending on you and your body). You don't want to actively try to restrict weight gain or lose weight while you are pregnant (I personally don't agree with telling ANY pregnant woman, PE-prone or not to restrict weight gain). With PE we have enough growth problems for baby, we don't need to take away nutrients on purpose!

Good luck with TTC, I hope it is a shorter journey for you this time.

Re: What is your view on weight and preeclampsia?

Post by princess purr » Fri Aug 05, 2011 06:50 am

Seems like weight gain/starting weight is just another big variable... it could matter, but it could not matter... I like when I can figure stuff out so much better then things being such a mystery!! Drives me crazyyyy.

Re: What is your view on weight and preeclampsia?

Post by z1ggy23 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 06:49 am

jean wrote:
I have lost EVERY pregnancy
Do you mean that you got pre-e every pg? You and your kids were ok in the long run though right?


I meant I lost WEIGHT with every pregnancy and still ended up w/ PE. So sorry about the confusing wording, I was rushing before my laptop battery died :oops:

yes, I am one of the lucky ones where my pregnancies (so far) have ended in happy healthy babies.

Re: What is your view on weight and preeclampsia?

Post by cmccaffrey » Thu Aug 04, 2011 06:16 am

maybe she meant, lost weight. I was confused too...

Re: What is your view on weight and preeclampsia?

Post by jean » Thu Aug 04, 2011 05:49 am

I have lost EVERY pregnancy
Do you mean that you got pre-e every pg? You and your kids were ok in the long run though right?

Re: What is your view on weight and preeclampsia?

Post by z1ggy23 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 03:05 am

If restricting weight gain were a magic fix, I wouldn't be here. I have lost WEIGHT w/ EVERY pregnancy (including this one).

Re: What is your view on weight and preeclampsia?

Post by caryn » Thu Aug 04, 2011 03:04 am

Like I said, Jean, there's no evidence that restricting weight gain in pregnancy lowers preeclampsia risk! So gain at the rate you're gaining, and don't worry about it - I am really expecting further research to show that what those studies have been picking up is the rapid weight gain caused by the leaky blood vessels in preeclampsia leading to swelling. In other words it's picking up the fact that women who are going to develop preeclampsia are already heading down that road.

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