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Re: Post partum pre eclampsia

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 04:37 pm
by saara
The current recommendation is to deliver after 37 weeks even for just mild PE. Ask your doctor what his/her criteria is for delivery and whether you should move forward now rather than waiting for things to get severe.


Re: Post partum pre eclampsia

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 02:25 am
by alviarin
Hi Jessica, welcome to the forums!

I found an "ask the expert" response you might be interested in, talking about postpartum preeclampsia: ... 24&p=58286

I'm glad to hear you are being pro-active. I wish I knew more about picking a therapist, but best of luck in your journey!

Post partum pre eclampsia

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 09:37 pm
by jessica.hawley-gamer
This is such a wonderful forum- thank you in advance!

I am wondering what the rate of reoccurrence is for second pregnancy for post partum pre eclampsia? I have read that the percentages go down the later you get pre eclampsia during pregnancy but couldn't find the percentage for post partum reoccurrence.

Also- I had postpartum pre eclampsia which did not need much med management after I was discharged. My BP went down to 100/70 after discharge and then I developed severe anxiety with checking my BP (blood pressure cuff phobia) and so my doctor who specializes in Pre E believed my pressures to be falsely elevated with stress (130/90 with HIGH heart rate and feeling of a panic attack during each reading). Now I am 16 months post partum and haven't check my BP since it went back down (never was higher than 130/90, last reading was 112/85. Because of my severe anxiety we felt it was okay enough to stop taking BP readings. The anxiety of taking my BP was affecting my life and I really needed to focus on my brand new wonderful baby instead of stressing out constantly.

My husband and I want one more baby very badly and want to wait the recommended two years to get pregnant again. I am trying to do what I can to get over my fear of taking my BP for my seoncd pregnancy since I will need to monitor myself. I am going to start behavioral therapy (any suggestions of what kind of therapist to look for?) and I'm running a marathon in October to prepare for a very healthy second pregnancy.

Thank you for any suggestions/advice! Having this community will be very helpful to feel safe for number two!