For those who have had a second pregnancy..

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Re : For those who have had a second pregnancy..

Postby willow&sam » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:00 pm

Your welcome for the info - it still doesn't seem right to check the 40 year old box - that's old isn't it??? :-)

Good luck with everything. If you'd like to know more of my experience, just drop me an email. I know my age was really in the back of my mind throughout my entire pregnancy.

Lisa


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Re : For those who have had a second pregnancy..

Postby lucy » Mon Nov 03, 2008 02:25 pm

How old were you for your first/second pregnacy? 17/18

Did you get PE the second time? mildly was put on bedrest and made it to 37 weeks

How many weeks did you make it? 37

How long between pregnancies?? a couple of months

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Re : For those who have had a second pregnancy..

Postby 1jenna1 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:17 am

How old were you for your first/second/third/fourth pregnacy? 32, 34, 35...36 now and pregnant with my fourth.

Did you get PE the second time? Not with my third or second...will have to see if I get it with my fourth.

How many weeks did you make it? In all 3 cases, to 38 weeks, 0 days. I developped preE in my first pregnancy very rapidly and severely at the end of my 37th week. My son was delivered my c-section and he had meconium in my amniotic fluid. My other 2 pregnancies were at 38 weeks, 0 days, due to scheduled c-sections.

How long between pregnancies?? My kids are 14-months apart, 20-months apart, and if all goes well, this fourth pregnancy will be 12-months apart.

Good luck!
Jenna

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Re : For those who have had a second pregnancy..

Postby michelle630 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 03:56 pm

1st pregnancy - 29
2nd pregnancy - 33

I did NOT get pre-e the second time, did have GD though..

1st - 37 weeks induced
2nd - 37.6 weeks induced

About three and a half years between pregnancies..

I think going and talking to a specialist is the best thing you can do. With my second pregnancy I saw a specialist for ultrasounds who specifically dealt with high blood pressure in pregnancy ( I am chronic). Sure it is still nerve wracking the second time around but I felt much better knowing that the Dr's were keeping a closer eye on me this time around. I had weekly NST at the end as well as regular ultrasounds, I feel they did keep on top of things. Best of luck!

Michelle
DS Dylan born 4/29/03 at 37 weeks due to sudden pre-e
DD Savannah born 8/19/07 at 37.6 weeks, CHTN & GD, NO pre-e!

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Re : For those who have had a second pregnancy..

Postby lukesmom06 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:42 am

And willowandsam.. you really encouraged me, thanks for sharing your age!!!

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Re : For those who have had a second pregnancy..

Postby lukesmom06 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:40 am

Thank you so much!!

I am 38 now and am trying to get DH to go to peri with me now so we can fix anything we need to before starting to try next summer. We have 5 frozen embies and I really want a sibling for Luke. My bp was never really controlled during pregnancy. I did not see I high risk OB. I never even had mag sulfate until after delivery. I was admitted and released after 3 days and went back 2 days later and delivered Luke at 31 weeks. I am suprised the only thing they added was procardia. I was on the highest of labetalol they could give. The nurses kept saying this has to be wrong.. we never give anyone a dose that high. I think I need I high risk specialist next time....I gained 30 pounds in the 2 days they sent me home. NO KIDDING!!! I was 36 when Luke was born. so it has been 2 years...

Thanks again!!

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Re : For those who have had a second pregnancy..

Postby willow&sam » Fri Oct 31, 2008 09:52 am

How old were you for your first/second pregnacy?
1st - 35
2nd - 38
3rd - 40 (how'd I get to be 40?)

Did you get PE the second time?
1st - PE post partum
2nd - no PE
3rd - no PE
My BP did go completely bonkers for all pregnancies because I'm chronic.

How many weeks did you make it?
1st - 39
2nd - 37
3rd - 38
1st was a schedule c/s, 2 and 3 went into labour naturally

How long between pregnancies??
28 months between birth of #1 and pregnancy of #2
21 months between birth of #2 and pregnancy of #3

Good luck!

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Re : For those who have had a second pregnancy..

Postby heather j » Thu Oct 30, 2008 09:42 pm

How old were you for your first/second pregnacy? 25/28

Did you get PE the second time? no.

How many weeks did you make it? 37 for an elective repeat section

How long between pregnancies? 33 months from end of #1 to beginning of #2

I totally agree with the others; meeting with a specialist was *the* best thing I did. It doesn't mean you're definitely going to take the leap, but *if* you do, you'll have a better understanding of what you may be facing.

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Re : For those who have had a second pregnancy..

Postby tracym » Thu Oct 30, 2008 07:27 pm

How old were you for your first/second pregnacy? 28/32

Did you get PE the second time? yes

How many weeks did you make it? 37wks/33wks

How long between pregnancies?? 4yrs

1st pgcy I had no bp issues until my 33 wk appt, I was admitted for a 24 hour urine and PE was diagnosed. I was induced at 37 weeks for worsening symptoms.

2nd pgcy I started having bp issues around 19-20 wks. Official PE diagnosis came at 31 weeks and I got sicker and sicker until delivery was warranted at 33 weeks.

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Re : For those who have had a second pregnancy..

Postby trish » Thu Oct 30, 2008 05:00 pm

I was 34 with 1st & 35 with 2nd & no PE with my 2nd and they are only 17 months apart. 37 weeks with #1 ad 38 with #2.
My 3rd though PE started earlier and we eeked it out until 36 weeks but I've had lots of PE related issues since then. But it was worth it!!!


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