What are the odds that I wouldn't make it?

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Re: What are the odds that I wouldn't make it?

Post by jean » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:19 pm

Yeah, my second pg went very well. I guess there are a couple of things that are making me VERY nervous about this one. My underlying disorder....we found something going on with my skin, but nothing defined. The first round of testing proved positive for something going on, but the second round revealed nothing. However, I think I discovered the issue.
I have something called Polymorphous Light Eruption. It's a response to the sun..I break out in a rash each year. It goes away after some time of sun exposure. I did not realize this was an autoimmune response issue..........until after I got pg. I thought I was done with it for the summer as well, but I ended up having a flare up..right on the day that implantation would have occured.
My other fear is that I am experiencing absolutely NO pg symptoms. (Just like my first pg) With my second pg, I was tired and was nauseas once.

I guess I'll just try my best not to think about it for now, and to keep on top of things. I'm just feeling very scared about it.

Thank you for sending the positive thoughts.

Re: What are the odds that I wouldn't make it?

Post by princess purr » Thu Oct 10, 2013 09:44 am

What made me decide to try for a second time was having my first (and hopefully only) car accident in Dec 2012... and then my hubby having one in March 2013! It was beyond scary and made me realize I can't let the fear win out on trying to have the life that I want. So, I'm still very very scared... but I'm just trying to take it one day at a time, and hope and pray and have faith that it is going to be okay.

Re: What are the odds that I wouldn't make it?

Post by Shannonlynn » Thu Oct 10, 2013 09:12 am

I think as long as you are in good care you will be fine. Try to find a way to divert your attention. Focus on your son and monitoring your health. You had a pretty uneventful 2nd pregnancy right? Just keep that in mind. Do you have any underlying conditions? I have APS, so I am pretty sure that is what caused my problems. I guess I worry more about the baby than myself and my husband is the one that worries about me. Maybe find some relaxation techniques. I am sending peaceful thoughts your way.

Re: What are the odds that I wouldn't make it?

Post by jean » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:08 pm

Yeah, I have wondered this before...the difference is, now we have taken the plunge. And I am feeling great remorse and worry, because more is at stake now than in my 2nd pg. I have a child who relies on me...
I am scared to death, and don't know what to do. (Other than what I am already doing...talking to my OB, Peri, etc..)
So I was looking for stats...thank you for the info!

Re: What are the odds that I wouldn't make it?

Post by whereowhere » Wed Oct 09, 2013 05:32 pm

The way that I dealt with that question was realizing I was probably more likely to die in a car wreck than from PE. My MFM also told me that with constant self monitoring and monitoring by doctors the risk to my life would be very low.

Re: What are the odds that I wouldn't make it?

Post by kaxy » Wed Oct 09, 2013 04:16 pm

Looks like this has been on your mind before, as I found this thread: http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewt ... te#p320043

Seems like in developed countries, the maternal death rate for pre-e is quite low. Still, you're right, moms do die from this sometimes :(.

Check this thread, too:

http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewt ... te#p342899

Caryn sites a study that suggests a .19% maternal mortality rate.

Have you seen a MFM following the birth of your second child? They might be able to give you more insight into your own situation. It's wonderful that your second pregnancy had no pre-e or HELLP! That's a wonderful thing indeed.

Re: What are the odds that I wouldn't make it?

Post by Shannonlynn » Tue Oct 08, 2013 03:57 pm

I have no info but have the same thoughts. My husband and I talk about another baby but the questions keep coming up. I would be 41 when the baby would be born. We question my health, the baby's health, the possibility of multiples which we know can be dangerous with pe history. We've considered making an appointment with the MFM to talk and then we look at our son and think he's so wonderful, let's be happy with one. My second pregnancy was uneventful, so I had a chance to be calm, but that is not a guarantee that 3 will be the same. My family needs me and sometimes I don't want to risk it, but my son would love a sibling. :)

What are the odds that I wouldn't make it?

Post by jean » Mon Oct 07, 2013 09:37 pm

This is kind of morbid...but what are the odds that I wouldn't make it through a pregnancy? Anyone know any stats on how many ppl die? My son means the world to me, and he needs me in his life...