Did your mom have toxemia/pre-e?

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Re : Did your mom have toxemia/pre-e?

Postby atvlady » Fri Jun 05, 638629 10:15 pm

Thanks Cheryl and what your peri told you is in line with what my MFM told me/us. He said that the more partners I have, the worse it would get. I will have no other partners in life so I am not worried about it but yes. My MFM says the DNA does not line up right.

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Re : Did your mom have toxemia/pre-e?

Postby mrs.spit » Fri Jun 05, 638629 9:03 pm

The doctor's asked me this, and no one in my mother's very large family had this, neither did she. My MIL and My grandmother in-law both have had it. Interestingly in my MIL, her first pregnancy with another man at 17 was fine, her pregnancy with my husband at 19 (with my FIL) was fine, and her pregnancy with my BIL (same dad as my husband) was not fine, and my BIL was born a bit early after a month of bed rest, with what her doctor called toxemia.

I asked the peri's, and they pointed out both sets of genetics come into play during pregnancy.

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Postby atvlady » Sat May 16, 638629 7:47 am

Thanks Anne. I do believe there is a link. Hopefully someone with more knowledge about this will post.
I was scared to TTC again but we are officialy trying again. I have a really good dr with a plan so that has gave me comfort.

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Re : Did your mom have toxemia/pre-e?

Postby bordergurl72 » Sat May 16, 638629 6:21 am

My mom had 3 very healthy, easy pregnancies, however my MIL had severe pre-e when having my husband. Interesting, I wonder if there is a paternal connection? She then had my BIL with no health issues at all.

I am still too scared to try again.

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Re : Did your mom have toxemia/pre-e?

Postby atvlady » Thu May 14, 638629 11:53 pm

Thanks Trish. I should have made myself more clear. From what I understand she is going to start amnios' around 30 weeks to see how much mature the baby's lungs are and start sterroid shots to get me delivered. I will double check with her Nov 4 to see what she says. I am pretty sure that is what she said. She did say the reason for that is to possibly keep me from getting pre-e, avoiding stillbirth since I am VERY nervous about that and just to be safe than sorry. Persoanlly and as bad as I hate to say this...I would rather deliver early then closer to term. After what happened with Darren, I don't want to go to the point of no return aka pre-e ALTHOUGH I know there is still a chance. There is a 50/50 chance at everything in life. But now that we are in the middle of TTC, I will get with her Nov 4 on her plan, what and when will it be done and what tests will be done and how often. Thanks.

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Re : Did your mom have toxemia/pre-e?

Postby trish » Thu May 14, 638629 11:30 pm

quote:Originally posted by atvlady

She also said she is going to start at 30 weeks with amnios' to get the baby's lungs matured and to keep me from going to the point of no return


I am happy to see you are TTC! :) But I just saw this sentence & I wanted to clarify it with you. Having an amnio doesn't help to mature baby's lungs. It's a test done, usually around 35-36 weeks, to see *if* lungs are already mature. Baby's lungs are rarely, if ever, mature before 35 weeks so earlier amnios for lung maturity would be pointless.

Maybe he is talking about doing steroid shots in case you needed to deliver early? Those are what helps to mature baby's lungs & are usually done anytime before about 32 weeks. HTH!

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Re : Did your mom have toxemia/pre-e?

Postby smariani » Thu May 14, 638629 11:04 pm

Nope. She had three completely healthy pregnancies. None of my other relatives had PE either. I know my maternal great-grandmother had a stillborn baby, but I don't know why.

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Re : Did your mom have toxemia/pre-e?

Postby atvlady » Mon May 04, 638629 10:39 am

Sabrina...thanks SO much. I have a VERY good OB. She is going to do US every 2 weeks starting at 8 weeks and blood work every 3 weeks then each month it is going to get bumped up. She told me and I quote "you will get tired of seeing the whites of our eyes." I am VERY comfortable wtih her and fully trust her. My MFM on the other hand is a ego turd. I told him I was doing my BP twice daily and he says "that is a bit much...that is over kill....only do it once every 3 days." I looked at my hubby and snarled my face and sucked through my teeth. He is a flopper let me tell ya. My OB is on VERY good terms with him but he has rubbed me raw like sand in my pants! Sorry to be graphic....he gets my BP up just thinking about him. He reminds me of my old OBS whom I despise. I had to blast a dr but <SIGH and DEEP breahth LOL> My OB suggests I check my BP 2x daily and I am to call in the numbers each morning. She has VERY few private patients and she is taking me on as a private patient. She has also requested me to see a few specialists, which I have, and my GI specialist whom I think is SO incredibly good also, is in touch with her on a plan to get me to a good gestational age and to keep my liver healthy. I just feel very comfortable with my OB. I have had a lot of floppy drs in my life but there is something about her I know I am in good hands. While I was in the hospital I asked all the nurses and some drs who was one of the best OBs there and they all said my current OB is. She was also my OB while I was in the hospital. With the record keeping system the hospital and all my drs have, they can log into the system from home and check on my visit and numbers. It is a great system cause when I went to the hospital in June they got to look back 8 years at my health records and it helped them greatly. She also said I will be doing a LOT of 24 hours also. I can't wait to see her Nov 4 and tell her we are TTC that pre-e will no longer make me put my hopes of having a baby off. I know she has a plan for me already, she's done said what is going to be done and when. I just don't want to have to bury another child. This is something no parent should ever have to do much less have a baby so early it will be severely impaired in life. I have a lot of I's to dot and T's to cross but with the right care and staying on top of things, I think I will be ok and so will the baby. There is a chance in anything in life and I can't put life off solely on fears. Again Sabrina, thanks. And thank you for the BP site...I am going to mention that to my dr next week:)

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Re : Did your mom have toxemia/pre-e?

Postby missgamecock » Mon May 04, 638629 8:15 am

Delissa, it's great that you have decided to try again. If I didn't have MY drs, I wouldn't even consider it. My drs know I am a nerd. I tracked my bps, symptoms, and urine protein dips from the day the test became positive. I tracked it at bplog.com. My peri LOVED LOVED LOVED my tracking. (it might be my line of work, if you don't document it, it doesn't exist) She wants to take the website that I used and attach it as a link to her website when she gets it up. She actually asked me for my username and password so she go in any time and see what my bps and symptoms were doing, but I thought that was taking it a bit far and refused. I told her if something was funky, I would call or fax it in... My ob never mentioned about how he liked how I tracked it. It certainly made it easy for him to look at what my bps were doing historically and what happened when. Starting in the 3rd trimester, I started hit to 1 to 2+ protein dips when before they had been negative to trace. I think he said something once that this was great. He did tell me when things started getting hairy that I was not a patient that he had to worry about.. That I would call if something was off. My peri made me promise over and over that I would call my ob if ANYTHING was wrong in between the appt where she wanted to induce and when my ob saw me 5 days later. She felt I was a seizure waiting to happen. :( Something that is very important is the relationship between your ob and peri if you do comanaged care. It's not going to work if your ob is not going to follow the peri's plan or if they don't have a good relationship (communication) or if they have an ego complex. My peri and ob get along very well and my ob followed my peri's plan (even the stupid 3 hour Glucose test when I wasn't even close to diabetic ever!) You have to put together a good team. Don't be afraid to interview doctors. Several on here have done several interviews. Others have flown to other states to get good peri care. oh and also make sure your drs will indulge you. Meaning for me with a loss in the early second trimester. I was a freak about HCGS and USs. My ob ran 5 HCG tests and I had one done in the ER. I had an US done in the ER at 6 weeks 1 day. Then he authorized a dating one at 7 weeks. He did one in the office at 8 weeks and 12 weeks. I had another one at 12 weeks with my peri. He did one before my peri appt in the morning. He said he would never send me to the peri again without doing an us first to check on the baby. When I called in, the nurses knew to notify my ob. Typically, if I called in and he wasn't there, the nurses paged him to get an answer to my question if it wasn't a general pregnancy question. I didn't do that very often, sometimes I had a question about meds or whatever after my appt and would call and ask. Then they would tell me they would page him. He also indulged me in blood tests/24 hour urine tests when I felt off as well.

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Re : Did your mom have toxemia/pre-e?

Postby my3tatertots » Thu Apr 23, 638629 4:33 am

The only complication my mom had was GD but she had 3 spontaneous full term vag deliveries. My sister has low platelets with her pregnancies but no BP problems. My maternal grandmother had the same problem.


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