by tilleyjohnson (2 Posts), Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:54 am
I am brand new to the forum, just discovered it this morning. But had to reply. Its so refreshing to hear a story like mine. I had a perfectly normal and healthy pregnancy (at least that's what doctor thought). I had a c-section on December 20, 2006, 7 days before my due date, because the doctor thought the baby was getting too large. However, when the baby was delivered she was only 8 pounds 10 ounces, a normal size baby for my family history. I went home, again, perfectly normal, then on the day after Christmas I got a terrible headache. Nothing I did could stop it. I couldn't even sleep. I could feel the pounding at the same beat as my heart. Since this was my first birth, I thought maybe it was a normal result of hormones/delivery. But after the second day, we called the doctor. She called me in a migrane pill. After two, not one bit of relief. So my husband drove me the hour to the hospital. When I arrived they gave me a shot for the pain, and a few minutes later I seized. The next ten days are a blur to me. I was put on the mag (the nurses affectionately called me a "mag girl") and was in ICU for bit. Anytime they would bring me off the mag, and I felt as if I was going home anytime, then my BP would skyrocket and back on the mag I went. It happened several times over the ten days, until finally, they had me off the mag long enough without any bad results, to send me home. I was scared to death and didn't want to go home. But eventually I did, was on BP medicine for about a month. After a month I was back to completely normal.
I too am looking at that second pregnancy and that's why I'm on the internet looking for information. I was told there is a 15% chance it will happen again, but recently met a girl who had PRE E twice. She stopped after the second. I was lucky enough to go thru this experience after delivery (lucky for my baby girl I mean). I'm scared about going thru it before delivery.
Its frightening that there's not more info on this. But it does help to hear of others who have had the same experience. Sorry for the long post. Hope to hear some feedback from you all soon.