by jenh (127 Posts), Thu Aug 08, 2013 01:30 pm
The current understanding of PE and related conditions is that it begins with the placenta way back in the first trimester. You were going to get sick eventually with or without the lovenox. If you had continued with it, would it have bought you more time or made it less severe? Maybe, maybe not, but it wouldn't have prevented it completely.
As to whether your doctor should have known something was going on, like sam10 said, consulting with another doctor could help you figure that out. I do know PE/HELLP can strike with little to no warning, so there may not have been anything to tip him/her off. And even when there are early warning signs, they can be subtle and could be normal pregnancy stuff. It can be hard to know even for a doctor whether something is normal or not. My first doctor ignored all my warning signs (there were A LOT), had an answer for everything, and took nothing seriously until I was critically ill. What I went through would *almost* have been worth it if he'd learned from his mistake, but three months later he ignored another woman, and she died. He's no longer in practice. The doctors I chose for later pregnancies took all my concerns seriously and didn't hesitate to monitor me more closely if anything changed, even if it turned out to be nothing.
Wife to Brett 6/30/02
Mom to Ethne Joy 10/12/03, 35 weeks, severe PE
Mom to Catie Grace 12/8/06, 37 weeks, mild PE
Mom to Riley Faith and Gavin Arthur 7/7/09, 36 weeks, PIH 22 weeks, PE 31 weeks, severe post partum PE
Mom to three angels Grace (12/15/05), Ian (7/28/08), and Declan (5/23/15)