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by featherhaze
Mon Oct 15, 2012 03:10 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: OK 1st pregnancy, HELLP 2nd, now what?
Replies: 6
Views: 2811

Re: OK 1st pregnancy, HELLP 2nd, now what?

There were only three years between my pregnancies and I was 29 when I delivered the 1st and 32 for the 2nd (my understanding is that advanced maternal age doesn't apply until age 35). I am not aware of any underlying conditions and I was never told I had any placental issues. I guess the next step ...
by featherhaze
Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: OK 1st pregnancy, HELLP 2nd, now what?
Replies: 6
Views: 2811

OK 1st pregnancy, HELLP 2nd, now what?

I was told by my OB that it is fairly rare to have a normal first pregnancy and to develop HELLP in a second pregnancy, but that's exactly what happened to me. I also never developed classic PE; I never had protein in my urine. I had no hypertension with either pregnancy until my 36 wk checkup with ...
by featherhaze
Sun Oct 14, 2012 09:55 pm
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: What does the abdominal pain feel like?
Replies: 109
Views: 160700

Re: What does the abdominal pain feel like?

I had heartburn and pretty bad acid reflux issues with both of my pregnancies (first one normal, HELLP @ 37 wks with second) and the location of the pain was similar to heartburn but it DEFINITELY feels different. It was not a burning pain but more of a pressure, almost like I couldn't catch my brea...
by featherhaze
Sun Oct 14, 2012 09:37 pm
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Preeclampsia and HELLP in 2nd, but not 1st pregnancy
Replies: 8
Views: 3474

Re: Preeclampsia and HELLP in 2nd, but not 1st pregnancy

I am new to this site and it has been a while since anyone posted here, but this definitely applies to my experience with HELLP. I, too, had a perfectly uneventful first pregnancy (healthy full-term boy) and developed HELLP during my second pregnancy. Three years after my first child was born, pregn...

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