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PIH at 19 weeks..what is the likely outcome

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Re : PIH at 19 weeks..what is the likely outcome

Postby laura » Mon Jan 19, 2004 11:30 am

by laura (5139 Posts), Mon Jan 19, 2004 11:30 am

Hi Ann, are you Meg's sister? If so, I'm glad you got your computer squared away- and if not, welcome to the forum anyway![:D]

I'm not sure if the abruption is a PE thing or a hypertension thing. That is definitely something I need to try to look up, because it's a question that's come up before now. I guess we could extrapolate that abruption is exacerbated in PE because studies have identified that irregularities in placental implantation are an early marker of PE- on the other hand the docs argue that complications like oligo and abruption have a really low recurrence rate- less than 10%- because they are a reflection of that pregnancy's placenta and implantation.

In any event- we'll keep our fingers crossed that your placenta performs as expected and you have a nice loooong uneventful pregancy[:)] Please let us know how you're doing!

Laura-28
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Allicia 5-13-98 (35 weeks-pre-e)
Camille 4-17-03 (36 weeks- htn and oligo)
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Re : PIH at 19 weeks..what is the likely outcome

Postby annk » Mon Jan 19, 2004 12:55 am

by annk (20 Posts), Mon Jan 19, 2004 12:55 am

Laura,
No I am not Meg's sister I sort of hi-jacked the post I guess. Sorry Meg..
Thanks for your response. The peri also told me that the recurrence rate of abruption was around 10%. I need to start thinking of it as a 90% chance of it NOT happening. Thanks for all of your help! Next time I promise to start my own thread [:)]

Ann

DD 6/29/02 35wks due to PIH
baby#2 EDD 5/24/04
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Re : PIH at 19 weeks..what is the likely outcome

Postby meg » Mon Jan 19, 2004 01:27 pm

by meg (1384 Posts), Mon Jan 19, 2004 01:27 pm

I dont mind ;)
My sis did say her comptuer was sort of working and she was going to try to get on here today, but I dont know if she has :)
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Re : PIH at 19 weeks..what is the likely outcome

Postby laura » Mon Jan 19, 2004 06:43 pm

by laura (5139 Posts), Mon Jan 19, 2004 06:43 pm

Ann- we're just glad you found us![:D]

Meg- is your sis feeling any better about things at all?

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Re : PIH at 19 weeks..what is the likely outcome

Postby meg » Tue Jan 20, 2004 06:54 am

by meg (1384 Posts), Tue Jan 20, 2004 06:54 am

Thanks for asking :) I think we all feel a little more optomistic after hearing the success stories on here! We are just taking it day by day and week by week for right now. She sees her doc again next Monday.
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Re : PIH at 19 weeks..what is the likely outcome

Postby deerhart » Tue Jan 20, 2004 07:24 am

by deerhart (3282 Posts), Tue Jan 20, 2004 07:24 am

1) Given the history of PE, how likely is it that this PIH will turn in to PE?
really whats the difference? hehe in my opinion both are equally bad and dangerous

2) Is it possible to just have PIH that never turns into PE and to make it full-term ( or close).
Yes, I was diagnosed with PIH/PE at 24-25 weeks and delivered at 37

3) is there anyway at all to predict how much "time" she might have?
no, my doc expected me to delvier between 29 and 31 weeks and I went to 37

3) What are the effects of HBP and/or BP meds on the baby if he is living in these conditions for months?
It varies, for my child the PIH caused low birth weight and low response time at birth, but the low response could have also been caused by the mag.

Again, I know that there are exceptions to everything and every person is different, but with her history and this starting so early, honestly; is she most likely headed for another very early preemie? Of course we want to be optomistic but dont want "false hope", KWIM?
In my second pregnancy I showed signs in the teen weeks, supsided, then they poped back up at 30 weeks and I delivered at 36 weeks. it really varies by the person.

Erin

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Re : PIH at 19 weeks..what is the likely outcome

Postby paljane8 » Tue Jan 20, 2004 08:28 pm

by paljane8 (1416 Posts), Tue Jan 20, 2004 08:28 pm

Hi Ann and Meg,

There are a whole slew of us here that started having hypertension early and delivered babies 35+ wks. Michelle, Donna, me, Laura, Amy, Kandi-lots of us. I hope your sister will take our route! I remember feeling so scared at 22wks because I knew how early it was. I went a lot longer than my docs originally predicted. Michelle had never even made it past 30wks with her first 2 and went to 37wks (right?) with Ella. Mostly, I want your family to know that there is hope for a longer preg. It is encouraging that your sister's blood work and urine are good at this pt. Not that any of us can predict the future, but I just wanted to know at 22wks that someone out there had a positive outcome.

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Re : PIH at 19 weeks..what is the likely outcome

Postby annk » Wed Jan 21, 2004 10:27 am

by annk (20 Posts), Wed Jan 21, 2004 10:27 am

Thanks Nancy that is very encouraging to hear. Although I was able to make it to 35 weeks with DD I would really like to make it at least a week longer this time. I dont want to go through the whole NICU thing again (not that anyone does!). If this little one comes early I will be prepared but it is encouraging to be able to maintain hope for a full term birth. After talking to the peri last week I felt that my chances of making it past 35 weeks had all but disappeared. Thanks sooo much for the hope it really means a lot to me!

I see the peri agin today for a bp check to see how Im doing on the labetalol and for blood wk and 24 hr urine. My bp's are still a little high 140's/80's so Im wondering if they will up the meds?

Meg are your sister's bp meds helping her? I hope she is doing ok..

Ann

DD 6/29/02 35wks due to PIH
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Re : PIH at 19 weeks..what is the likely outcome

Postby meg » Wed Jan 21, 2004 10:42 am

by meg (1384 Posts), Wed Jan 21, 2004 10:42 am

Thanks for asking Ann! I am glad things are going pretty well for you. I am not sure if my sisters meds are really helping enough or not. WHen she rests for hours, its goes down to around 120/70 but any time she gets up and does activity for 1-2 hours then it goes back up to like 140/98. I dont know if they will up the meds or put her on complete bedrest or what. SHe is 21 weeks today. She sees her doc again next Mon. I will keep you posted!
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