PE and trying ro conceive again 3+ years

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Re : PE and trying ro conceive again 3+ years

Postby rebecca2 » Sat Dec 13, 638634 4:37 am

Hi Usan,

I'm sorry for the loss of your daughter and struggles with infertility. I've suffered from both PE and infertility and know all to well how difficult it is. I haven't seen anything that suggest you would be at higher risk for infertility after suffering PE, but my infertility came first so I never really looked into that. I have seen things that suggest artificial reproductive technology puts you at higher risk for PE.

Did your OB or MFM test you for underlying blood clotting and autoimmune conditions? If not, I would definitely get tested. As someone else mentioned, these conditions can cause problems with infertility.

Do you know if you were producing more than one egg with Clomid? I'm assuming the reason your RE is suggesting IVF over IUI w/ Follistim is because you will have more control over the chance of multiples.

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Re : PE and trying ro conceive again 3+ years

Postby mrs.spit » Sat Dec 13, 638634 1:33 am

I conceived Gabe with the help of Chlomid, first cycle, and had no problems, other than the PE. I have been trying for a year and a half, and I have 4 miscarriages to show for my trouble. Assuming that you have been tested for the underlying conditions, which cause PE, and can cause problems in conception as well. Unfortunately, you will be unlikely to get much conception help from a peri, as this simply isn't their area of expertise, and reproductive endocrinology is a huge specialty. Do make sure that your RE knows about the PE, as they will be quite diligent in ensuring that you don't conceive multiples.

Without knowing exactly what tests have been run, and what the results are, it's hard to tell you what your next steps are. Before you go for IVF, perhaps it is well worth it to seek a second opinion? I've done a fair bit of research on my own, and have Ph.D. buddy who looked as well, and there is not a lot of research on the process of getting pregnant after a bad pre-e experience. There are some good reasons why it might be harder, but other than that, no actual science.

I'm very sorry to be so little help. If you are looking for more information about infertility and IVF, you could try stirrup queens and sperm palace jesters.

I'm sorry. I know it has been terribly hard to not only lose Gabe, but to not be able to have another child. Never did we expect that we would be facing our third year without him, and have no other children. It really is a terrible kick in the teeth.

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Re : PE and trying ro conceive again 3+ years

Postby norlisa k » Thu Dec 11, 638634 11:26 pm

I'm so sorry for the loss of your baby and that you've been on this infertility roller-coaster.

Like Caryn said, I do believe it's best if you can find an infertility specialist and a perinatologist who will work together with you as a team. My perinatologist told me that some of the factors that cause infertility could also be some of the same factors that cause preeclampsia. A perinatologist could go over your records with you and try to figure out what happened when you had preeclampsia. Then the two specialists working together can hopefully help you get pregnant and stay pregnant as long as possible, keeping mom and baby healthy. Being able to ask both doctors questions and making sure that they are working together can help you achieve this goal. You could ask both of them why after preeclampsia why you're having such a hard time conceiving. Between the two of them, they could order all the tests, cover all bases--and help you find out what is causing this difficulty.

I wish you the best, and hope that you have success in this journey,

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Re : PE and trying ro conceive again 3+ years

Postby caryn » Mon Dec 01, 638634 8:02 pm

Hello Usan,

I'm wondering if your MFM and your RE are working together? The research pretty much says preeclampsia is a consequence of dysregulated implantation right at the beginning of pregnancy, so they could be related.

As I'm not experienced with an RE I'm not sure what they'd say or do if that were true, but it might give you a different thing to investigate?

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Re : PE and trying ro conceive again 3+ years

Postby trish » Sun Nov 30, 638634 2:49 am

Welcome back! I am so sorry for your loss & that you've had such trouble conceiving since then. I don't have any experience with infertility but I'll bump this up to some ladies who might have more insight.

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PE and trying ro conceive again 3+ years

Postby usan2007 » Wed Nov 19, 638634 5:05 am

Hi All,
I posted here three years back when we lost our baby due severe PE in 23rd wk. Since then it is been a roller-coaster ride for me and my husband. With our doctors advice we waited 6 months before trying to conceive again just to give my body a time to recover. It is been almost three years since and I am still not able to conceive.
About two years back this time my doctor did the dye test and found my ovaries function normally and there are no cysts. My husband sperm count is also above normal. Then the doctor advised us to use ovulation kit to monitor LH surge and time the intercourse to increase chances of conceiving, we tried that for a year and it did not worked for us.
So finally last year she forwarded us to an Infertility specialist for unexplained fertility treatment where since last year we have tried 3 attempts of IUI and 3 attempts of Clomid+IUI. Even with that I am unable to conceive. All the blood work and Ultra sound doctors did so far they have found everything is normal.
Next step now the doctor said is IVF and I thought of writing here so if anyone can suggest any thing or had similar experience to share. Our daughter that we lost was conceived normally and in very normal time. I have no idea how after PE I am not even able to conceive again?
Thanks for reading!

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