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new baby after preeclampsia

Postby wyattsmama » Wed Jan 07, 2004 10:09 pm

by wyattsmama (1 Posts), Wed Jan 07, 2004 10:09 pm

My baby boy Wyatt is now 10 months old hes a doll and doing well he was born at 32 weeks and only weighed 3lb 11oz. He was so tiny, I did everything right I took care of myself, went to all my appts, never missed a vitamin, and I even excercised. There was nothing I wanted more than that little boy. My husband and I are ready to start trying to have another baby here in a few months and as much as I want another baby Im terrified of spending another 2 months in the hospital only to bring a heart monitor home and pray my baby dosent forget to breath or make his heart beat. I dont want to go through the pain of watching my tiny baby get spinal taps, IVs and weeks of only being able to hold him for one hour because he was under those billy lights. I love my baby and I really want another one no matter the risks. Wyatt was worth everyone of those painfull moments the joy he brings to our lives daily is more than I expected I just want to know what I could be in for. Thank you for your time.

Love Wyatts moma
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Re : new baby after preeclampsia

Postby josiah1112 » Thu Jan 08, 2004 08:23 am

by josiah1112 (1368 Posts), Thu Jan 08, 2004 08:23 am

Dear Wyatts mama,

You are so extremely blessed to have your son with you today! I very much like you, took care of myself and wanted the best for my baby. The NICU was such a hard experience for me to bear. I hated to see what my son had to endure. It made me feel like I had not done my
job as a mother of protecting him in the womb. It's such a
horrible feeling. I lost my son after 22 days in the NICU due to liver failure.


When I think of trying again I am very scared. I don't
necessarily think it for myself as much as for the little
being I would be bringing into this world. I would hate for him or her to suffer. My husband is also scared of losing me to PE and
I don't think I could bear to lose another precious baby.
I don't know, life is such a risk. Yesterday I went to my first
perinatal bereavement group. There were 3 couples there that had lost
their babies. Their babies were stillbirth after long uneventful
pregnancies. So... it's ironic. The baby of a mom with lots of
complications can make it and the baby of a mom with no complications
can just die at the end at times for unexplainable reasons. Whatever
you decide to do in the future you can only do your part in the baby bearing process (get monitored; drink your vitamins,etc.). The rest we have no control over.

Take care,

Gloria mom to Josiah 11/12/03 - 12/4/03 @ 26.3 wks PE

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Re : new baby after preeclampsia

Postby jkaay » Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:25 pm

by jkaay (177 Posts), Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:25 pm

I am so sorry to read about your son. You will love him forever.

I hope that medical conditions are good for a new pregnancy for you. Best wishes and many hugs!
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Re : new baby after preeclampsia

Postby akemt » Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:23 am

by akemt (4961 Posts), Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:23 am

Wyatt's mom,

Chances of recurrance run anywhere from 20-60%. You can have some testing done to see if you have any underlying causes (clotting disorders/autoimmune disorders). Here is a link that discusses risk of it happening again:
Will it happen again? Experts weigh in:
www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=331

And here is one that discusses when it is recommended to try again:

When to try again:
www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1178

Hope this helps,


Catherine (22)
DH Britton (27)
Emma Margaret (03/02/03) 37 weeks from PIH & oligo
Baby #2 due August 11, 2004
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