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by jenh
Mon Apr 04, 2016 07:08 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Has anyone gotten preeclampsia three times?
Replies: 3
Views: 6596

Re: Has anyone gotten preeclampsia three times?

I'm a three-timer. With my first, I had severe PE and I believe undiagnosed HELLP syndrome at 35 weeks and delivered within 48 hours. My second was mild PE at 37 weeks and delivered within 48 hours. The third doesn't really compare because I had twins. I was diagnosed with PIH at 22 weeks, mild PE a...
by jenh
Mon Feb 22, 2016 04:16 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Help, Don't trust my provider, what to do?
Replies: 1
Views: 5004

Re: Help, Don't trust my provider, what to do?

Do you only see the midwives, or do you also see the MFM? What does s/he say about your history and current care? Has s/he discussed a plan for your care, what symptoms to report, and what would cause you to be seen more often? I took my blood pressure at least four times a day plus whenever I was f...
by jenh
Mon Feb 15, 2016 03:22 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: PE again?
Replies: 2
Views: 1433

Re: PE again?

I'm so sorry for the loss of your son and for what you're going through now. Your OB is right that it's a little early for PE. There is a shift that happens around 20 weeks in the way the placenta functions, and PE doesn't happen until that shift has occurred. However, just like some babies walk ear...
by jenh
Tue Jan 19, 2016 01:21 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Terrified First Time Mom -Induction at 38 weeks due to eclampsia and worried about Son's outcome
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Re: Terrified First Time Mom -Induction at 38 weeks due to eclampsia and worried about Son's outcome

I'm sorry you've had such a rough start to motherhood. Hang in there. It gets easier. If your anxiety is interfering with enjoying your baby, you may want to get evaluated for post partum depression/anxiety. It's not unusual to have it after a complicated birth (although any woman can have it, even ...
by jenh
Wed Dec 02, 2015 03:48 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Vitamin b12 deficiency
Replies: 1
Views: 2492

Re: Vitamin b12 deficiency

There have been several correlations found between nutrient deficiencies and PE. It's easy to assume the deficiencies caused PE, but the research so far has proven the opposite. PE does weird things to our metabolism and causes us to burn through nutrients more quickly, leading to deficiencies. Alth...
by jenh
Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Blogging my high risk pregnancy
Replies: 4
Views: 7787

Re: Blogging my high risk pregnancy

And I've now lost this baby, too. That's four MC total and two six months apart, and I'm 0 for 7 in carrying to term. The irony is, this type of loss is totally random and absolutely nothing to do with my long list of risk factors.
by jenh
Wed Nov 18, 2015 03:32 am
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Blogging my high risk pregnancy
Replies: 4
Views: 7787

Blogging my high risk pregnancy

Today I am 9 weeks 1 day into my seventh pregnancy with my eighth child. I will be blogging about my high risk pregnancy at the link below if anyone wants to follow along. There should be a subscribe button for updates as well.

http://whatyourunningfor.blogspot.com/2 ... 1-day.html
by jenh
Tue Nov 03, 2015 02:43 pm
Forum: Trying Again after Preeclampsia
Topic: Two pregnancies with PE and trying again at 39 yrs old
Replies: 3
Views: 7889

Re: Two pregnancies with PE and trying again at 39 yrs old

I'm currently 7 weeks pregnant at soon to be 37 years old. This is my seventh pregnancy after three miscarriages and three preterm inductions due to PE. High risk pregnancies are stressful, but I'm trying to take it one day at a time.
by jenh
Tue Nov 03, 2015 02:36 pm
Forum: Trying Again after Preeclampsia
Topic: Still grieving, yet ready to start a family...
Replies: 3
Views: 8001

Re: Still grieving, yet ready to start a family...

Welcome. I'm so sorry for your loss. The good news is most women who get PE only get it once, and if it does recur it's usually later and milder. Of course, there are always rare cases who don't follow that pattern, so there are no guarantees. Generally, the earlier and more severely you got it the ...
by jenh
Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Trying Again after Preeclampsia
Topic: Need help to take the risk again
Replies: 2
Views: 5351

Re: Need help to take the risk again

I would definitely get a second opinion from a perinatologist/maternal-fetal-medicine specialist. They deal with women like us all the time and won't be as scared by our history as OBs. I'm so sorry for your loss. I haven't lost a child to PE, though I've had three miscarriages, but I've had PE thre...

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