Question of the Day: PE and infertility

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Re : Question of the Day: PE and infertility

Postby peanutsmom » Fri Feb 25, 2005 06:45 am

I have PCOS with Insulin Resistance and tried for three years with my first. I did a lot of research and diagnosed myself with PCOS. I got a referral to a fertility clinic where the diagnosis was confirmed. We got pg on our third Clomid cycle after going through all of the standard fertility tests. I developed HELLP at around 35 weeks. Delivered healthy girl via emergency c/s.
This time I went in and told OB we wanted a baby and weren't going to go through the fertility clinic again since we know the problem. He said ok and gave me a prescription for the Clomid. We got pg on the first cycle. I am now almost 37 weeks and am doing fine. After baby #1 came I started seeing an endocrinologist about the insulin resistance and was on Metformin. That is probably the reason the Clomid worked so quickly this time.

Carolyn- born 4/3/02 PE with severe HELLP
#2 due 3/05

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Re : Question of the Day: PE and infertility

Postby meldan » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:06 pm

I have the opposite problem. I fell pregnant extremely easily the first two children but am newly diagnosed with PCOS after these first two pregnancies( that resulted in severe PE at 24 weeks and delivery of son at 30 weeks! Second pregnancy 38 weeks delivery with pe again). Since then we have had 3 miscarriages and problems getting pregnant. I believe these problems may have stemmed from PE.
Zac 2/11/97 at 30 weeks severe PE
Sebastian at 38 weeks Pe

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Re : Question of the Day: PE and infertility

Postby princess purr » Thu Feb 24, 2005 04:12 pm

I have very irregular periods, it took us 2 years to get pregnant. I got pe around 25 weeks

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Re : Question of the Day: PE and infertility

Postby 5thtymachrm » Wed Feb 23, 2005 02:49 pm

I have also been formally diagnosed with PCOS now. I have had issues w/long cycles and extremely painful periods since I was about 15. Took 13 years to be diagnosed. I have issues with early m/c (4-6wks due to "aged" eggs coming from long cycles). My dd was a complete miracle baby that only made it through the 1st trimester due to aspirin, progesterone and strict bedrest. so here goes:
#1 m/c @12wks- tried for 6 months but didn't know about "ovulating" and such back then.
#2 m/c @3-5wks wasn't trying
#3 m/c @3-5wks wasn't trying
#4 m/c @3-5wks wasn't trying
#5 pg on 1st try after laporoscopy to remove scarring and flushed my tubes? pg 2wks later.
#6 pg 1st month trying, m/c @4-6wks (no exact timing since I bled for so long)
#7 pg on 2nd month of Clomid 100mg, "trigger shot" of HCG, currently 11.5wks pg and things are going well!

I agree with Dori- NEVER GIVE UP!!! God has blessed us thus far and we are extremely thankful.

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Re : Question of the Day: PE and infertility

Postby dorio22 » Wed Feb 23, 2005 01:20 pm

I had severe Endomitriosis that wasn't diagnosed for 9 years. My dh had a vasectomy with his first marriage and then had a reversal after we got married so we thought it was him! After nine years of severe pain every month they finally figured out I had Endo. We gave up and adopted our dd who is now 2 1/2 years old. When she was 10 months old I had a Laporoscopy to remove the Endo and two weeks later I was pg! I did the surgery for the pain and NEVER expected to get pg. That was my 1st pregnancy and the one I had severe PE with. Then.....Seven months later....Pg again. Due 8/01/05

So, the morale of the story is.......Never give up!!!!

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Mom to Kallie,09/02 Adopted, Brianna, 35 Weeks due to Severe PE.
PG again, EDD 08/01/05

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Re : Question of the Day: PE and infertility

Postby debmc » Sat Feb 19, 2005 12:31 am

!st pg, 6 months

2nd pg, 2 and a half years and 3 months of clomid.

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Re : Question of the Day: PE and infertility

Postby natan » Tue Jan 27, 2004 02:02 pm

That is really great article. If you type in Preeclampsia in the search all kinds of facts come up. Updated a year ago but seems informative.

Do most doctors see connections or not related?


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Re : Question of the Day: PE and infertility

Postby tahoe4 » Tue Jan 27, 2004 08:43 am

Both pregnancies on the first try! Just call me Fertile Myrtle!

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Re : Question of the Day: PE and infertility

Postby evansmom » Tue Jan 27, 2004 08:08 am

#1) Not really trying, but not too careful either. Concieved within a few months
#2)On BC patch, took it off 9/03 (wanting to concieve in early 04), got pregnant 10/03! I guess it doesn't always take 2 or 3 cycles to start ovulating on your own!

No problems - we count our blessings - with concieving

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Evan 12-9-01 (PIH @ 29 weeks)
EDD 7-11-04

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Re : Question of the Day: PE and infertility

Postby laura » Tue Jan 27, 2004 01:30 am

Well, guys, if you're interested in the correlation between PCOS/insulin resistance and PE, there's a wealth of information to be found simply by entering those words in any search engine.

As with most endocrine system workings, it's a pretty complex process, and not recounted quickly, but the correlation is well established.

Some researchers are even suggesting that a specific hormone that plays a role in insulin resistance be used as a first trimester test for Pre-e. It'll be really interesting to see where that research goes! ... /3606_1438

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Alicia 5-13-98 (35 weeks-severe PE)
Camille 4-17-03 (36 weeks- htn and oligo)

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