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? of the Day: what supplements have you tried?

Postby laura » Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:27 am

by laura (5139 Posts), Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:27 am

Ok guys- let's start a thread listing all of the supplements you have tried in the hopes of preventing preeclampsia! (Yoohoo, Michelle, where are you???)

(and for the sake of the generations and generations of pregnant women to come, let's try to avoid thread drift on this one, pleaaase [;)])
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Re : ? of the Day: what supplements have you tried?

Postby laura » Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:32 am

by laura (5139 Posts), Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:32 am

OK- 1st pregnancy- protein, (steak [}:)])
2nd pregnancy- dissolvable EmergenC vitamin/antioxidant fizzies, atenolol




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Re : ? of the Day: what supplements have you tried?

Postby amyk » Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:47 am

by amyk (198 Posts), Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:47 am

I took Slow FE (with additional Folic Acid), my prenatal vitamin, and I usually topped it all off with an Ensure (with added Fiber, to try to combat some of the side effects of the extra iron [;)])
None of it worked.

Amy

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Re : ? of the Day: what supplements have you tried?

Postby ddchichi » Tue Jan 20, 2004 12:34 am

by ddchichi (6 Posts), Tue Jan 20, 2004 12:34 am

Hello Ladies,
I'm new to the group, but I read something just yesterday that says a British Study conducted showed a 40% decrease in preeclampsia for women that took vitamins A and C. I don't know if it's valid, but hey, and if not supplements, plenty of it in the diet....I don't see it hurting, especially since with my first pregnancy I had a horrible diet, I was only 25 & ate whatever whenever, spicy, greasy and cheesy is how I liked it. My daughter, who is now 6 years old was born healthy via c-section @ 37 weeks, I was on bed rest for about 2 weeks w/ high blood pressure, now I know it to be preeclampsia.
Here recently I was put on hbp medicine Atenolol, approx. 1 1/2 years ago, so I heard it was good during pregnancy, but also read something about during the last trimester (if anyone knows fill me in, if not I'll get back to you). So this time, (I'm 6 weeks pregnant), I'm doing healthy eating, exercise, yoga, and any supplements that might help. Something on garlic supplements...our Texas Chapter President Kim advised that her Dr. said that garlic supplements (which I read were good for hbp) interferes with your bp medicine so taking it with hbp meds is not good.

Let me know what else you ladies find. Knowledge is Power!!! :)

Deonne
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Re : ? of the Day: what supplements have you tried?

Postby meg » Tue Jan 20, 2004 01:03 pm

by meg (1384 Posts), Tue Jan 20, 2004 01:03 pm

I read a study in Parents magazine that said C and E supplements reduced the chance of PE so in my second pregnancy I took C and E everyday and my prenatal and I also followed a high protien diet. Not PE or HBP at all in my second! WHo knows why....maybe just luck or maybe the things I tried!
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Re : ? of the Day: what supplements have you tried?

Postby ddchichi » Tue Jan 20, 2004 01:12 pm

by ddchichi (6 Posts), Tue Jan 20, 2004 01:12 pm

Hello Ladies,
See below for Suzanne's reply to me regarding having an uneventful pregnancy after preeclampsia...


Hi, Deonne! I did have a second pregnancy free from PE and also had a VBAC, after severe PE and my son being born prematurely with the first pregnancy. The jury isn't out on this 3rd pregnancy, however, as it's early on and I am starting to have HBP. But for the 2nd, what I did differently than the first---much more rest (I was working full time during the first, lots of walking and commuting and stress), better diet (more protein), took baby aspiriin (all these things of course have to be okayed with a doctor!), took extra calcium and iron along with the prenatal vitamins), took my BP often, stayed off my feet a lot...and so on. My 2nd son was born at term, weighing 8lbs 2oz. I don't of course know what it was that worked the 2nd time, and am starting to wonder if it was just shear luck as this time doesn't seem to be going as smoothly.

Best wishes to you!!

So let's keep it coming, and keep working hard. I do believe in the power of the Almighty.
God Bless,
Deonne


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Re : ? of the Day: what supplements have you tried?

Postby mada » Tue Jan 20, 2004 01:19 pm

by mada (4081 Posts), Tue Jan 20, 2004 01:19 pm

First pregnancy I had PE,took nothing but prenatal vitamins.
Second pregnancy no PE and took nothing but prenatal vitamins and lots of "Please G-d don't let me get this again" chants....

Mada Harpster

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Re : ? of the Day: what supplements have you tried?

Postby laura » Tue Jan 20, 2004 01:37 pm

by laura (5139 Posts), Tue Jan 20, 2004 01:37 pm

those chants must have worked, Mada[:p][:p][:p]

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Re : ? of the Day: what supplements have you tried?

Postby sarab » Tue Jan 20, 2004 03:43 pm

by sarab (2950 Posts), Tue Jan 20, 2004 03:43 pm

I just took prenatal vitamins. [:)]

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Re : ? of the Day: what supplements have you tried?

Postby julie f » Tue Jan 20, 2004 04:01 pm

by julie f (7993 Posts), Tue Jan 20, 2004 04:01 pm

I took prenatals and an extra 600mg of Calcium in my last pregnancy. Next pregnancy will be prenatals, extra Vit C, extra Vit E, extra Calcium and baby aspirin.

And, I think I will add Mada's chants!!!![:D]

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