by catherine (2832 Posts), Thu Jan 08, 2004 10:57 am
Hi, welcome to the forum! You are me (in a manner of speaking)! As you can see from my signature I have three, with my preeclampsia and HELLP baby sandwiched in between. Based on the experts view, your chances are probably 5% for reoccurance with HELLP and up to somewhere between 30-40% that you will have preeclampsia. Should you end up with a multiple pregnancy, gestational diabetes or something else that is a risk factor that those odds might change.
The good thing is, even if you have been advised not to have another (been there), once it is a "fait accompli", I found that my OB/perinatologist was very supportive and understood that I wanted to do my best to have another healthy baby with as few consequences to my own health as possible. I hope that you are happy with the level of care you are receiving.. if not, now is the time to seek an expert.
Chloe (the last) was possibly my easiest pregnancy, no signs of hypertension or anything worse. I'm your age too!! So at the good end of things... you might be just like me and have no problems at all.
Obviously, everyone will be much more careful watching you this time around, especially once you get close to the 32 week zone. I know that you are probably a nervous wreck right now but you will adapt to the mental stress[xx(].
Lots of good luck, stay posting!!
DH, Dave (40)
Lucy (2)Preeclampsia & HELLP