by whereowhere (56 Posts), Sun Sep 01, 2013 03:22 pm
I had a twin loss in 2012 from severe preeclampsia at 21 weeks. I am now set to deliver my rainbow baby by C-section on September 5. After I lost my twins, my MFM told me to wait at least 6 months to TTC again. So, I did, and we got pregnant 9 months after losing my twins.
I asked my MFM again this time how long we should wait to TTC again. This time she said a MINIMUM of six months, but she really recommends waiting 12 months to TTC. She said she recommends that for anyone TTC, and not because I am having a C-section. She just said that the risk of preeclampsia and stillbirth is higher if we don't wait 12 months to TTC, and especially since I already had preeclampsia.
The thing is, I am turning 41 in November, and we have some embryos that we want to implant, so we would like to even try at least 2 more pregnancies! If I wait her recommended time to get pregnant again, we would be having our second baby at the age of 42! I know some Hollywood actresses get pregnant later by IVF, but they don't have histories of severe preeclampsia already like I do! What do you all think about this. I didn't wait a full year last time, and I did not get preeclampsia. I'm so worried I am running out of time, and do not want to be pregnant and 47!
Lost my beautiful boy & girl twins at 21 weeks to severe preeclampsia-2012
Mommy & Daddy will love you forever my sweet babies!
Pregnant again, due September 26, 2013. Praying for a pre-e free pregnancy.
Delivered a healthy baby girl at exactly 37 weeks, pre-e free! Had some hypertension post-partum but resolved with BP meds.
C-section planned for September 5, 2013 at exactly 37 weeks.