New from Texas

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Re : New from Texas

Postby gossamer » Sat Jun 01, 637348 2:06 am

Hi Sam,
I am so sorry for your loss. Are you in Houston by any chance? I don't think the 3-D machine is what counts but the quality of the picture. My perinatologist has a great 2-D machine that at 14 weeks can determine the sex of the baby. When I went in at 13 weeks I could see the baby moving around and even picking her nose or something like that.
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Re : New from Texas

Postby nora » Thu May 30, 637348 8:22 pm

Hi Sam

I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I'am glad you found this forum.

I, too, just sent you an email. I hope to hear from you soon.

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Re : New from Texas

Postby rachel a » Thu May 30, 637348 7:29 pm

Sam,

I sent you an email! I look forward to hearing from you!

Rachel Adamson
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Dylan Samuel 10/04/04 @ 32 weeks (due to severe PE)

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Re : New from Texas

Postby denise » Fri Apr 26, 637348 1:18 pm

I have to agree with the idea of a second opinion. It can never hurt to have one.

Here are a few links to previous topics on "Questions to ask Peri/OB" :
http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3804
http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3910
http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3299
http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2736


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Re : New from Texas

Postby meg hanrahan » Fri Apr 26, 637348 11:39 am

I agree that you should get a second opinion. My PE came on at 34 weeks and I was induced. My daughter spent some time in the NICU but is now a healthy two 1/2 year old. I was 36 at the time of that pregnancy. I am now 38 (soon to be 39) and pregnant with #3. Pregnancy #2 was PE free and so far so good with this one too. My doctors were very supportive of me having another baby after my first. They just paid a great deal more attention to me, ran extra tests, and put me on baby aspirin.

I have not had a loss however. so I cannot claim to even know the pain, anguish, and reservations you may have about having another child. But by discussing it with another doctor perhaps you will get a better understanding of PE, your chances of reoccurrance, and be able to make a more informed decision.

Good luck.

Meg
Isabella 11/11/2002 (34 weeks, severe pe)
Katie 4/21/2004 (full term, no pe)
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Re : New from Texas

Postby fiona » Fri Apr 26, 637348 8:47 am

I think it's good to get a second opinion, but I don't think there's any advantage to a 3-d u/s. I certainly have never had one. More important is that they plan to run all the myriad blood work to check for underlying disorders, that they are able to talk frankly to you about possible outcomes and that they have a plan of how they would manage a future pregnancy.

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Re : New from Texas

Postby froggie89 » Fri Apr 26, 637348 2:22 am

After talking with my DH, family and some close friends, I've decided that I'm going to get a second opinion. I have a quick question - should a peri have the 3-D ultrasound or just the "regular" sonogram? The peri I consulted with yesterday had the sonogram only. (I saw another peri with my last pregnancy and they had the 3-d machine - I want to start fresh with new docs this go around). I'm new to all this and I don't know if this should be a concern or not. Any ideas??

sam
mom to Alexander, 3/21/05-3/21/05, 26 weeks, severe PE

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Re : New from Texas

Postby wcarder » Thu Apr 25, 637348 11:57 pm

I just wanted to welcome you to our forums, and tell you how very sorry I am for your loss. I'm glad you found us here, because there are many women who have dealt with similar situations. I hope they can give you encouragement and support through this difficult time, and in making the decision to TTC again. Trying for another baby is an enormous issue for a lot of women here who have dealt with PE. Ultimately, it is a decision that needs to be made in heeding the advice of your doctors, but I think second, third, and fourth opinions are never a bad option. As far as you being "paranoid" -- no way. With PE, you can never be too careful. Let us know what the blood results say - if anything. Take care.

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Re : New from Texas

Postby kdreher » Thu Apr 25, 637348 10:39 am

Sam,
For the record, my eclampsia and HELLP came on suddenly at 26 wks..by b/p at its highest was 190/160....I didn't mention that my first new OB after loosing Tyler (I had moved to CT) told me he didn't want to see me get pg again ~ and if I was his wife I wouldn't be ~ that led to me having my tubes tied...it might take time for you to make a decision, but like others have said..stop by and chat with us...

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Re : New from Texas

Postby fiona » Mon Apr 15, 637348 9:50 pm

Hi Sam,

I was diagnosed with pe at 20 weeks with my first son. He had to be delivered at 26 weeks and lived for two days. I was told that i had a 60% chance of getting pe in a subsequent pregnancy, but my OB did not advise me against trying. Seven months later I was pregnant again - I did get PE again, and was off work from about 16 weeks, but it was later and less severe and my son was born at 30 weeks and is a strapping 6-year-old.

I just gave birth to my third son last week. This time I started with a 50% chance of pe, that was reduced to 30-50% after all the blood tests etc. I made it to 36 weeks and 3 days with elevated pressures at the end, but no pe. And I'll be 39 in August.

After our son died, my husband and I looked seriously into adoption as another way to have the family we so badly wanted. But we decided that we were prepared to take another chance on having our own baby - it was a very stressful pregnancy and Jay was in the NICU for 8 weeks. It was worth every minute of fear and worry. All we can do is educate ourselves and weigh up the risks - for many of us here, trying again after a loss has worked. I hope whatever you decide works out for you.

Fiona
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ds Nate 12/8/97 - 14/8/97 26 weeks severe pre-e IUGR 1lb
ds Jay 4/11/98 30 weeks pre-e 3lbs 11 oz
no 3 due 15/6/05


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