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Re : Canadians, where are you?

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:03 am
by manalc
Suze, welcome! I am pg with my second now and I see a perinatologist, which is the specialist that is recommended on these boards I believe. He is a great dr so far. I am almost 13 weeks, and he says i have a 1 in 5 chance of getting PE/HELLP again (I got it at 30 weeks suddenly also with DS) I am also taking low dose aspirin bc he said he's seen success with it and second pregnancies without PE. I don't know that you should feel guilty for wanting another baby. My SIL had a second baby after a perfectly normal first pg. Her second was born at 27 weeks for no reason that they could see. I think things can happen no matter what your history, but now that htye do know your history, a peri can be extra careful. Mine said he will see me once a week starting 24 weeks to monitor any signs of onset of PE, plus do an extra u/s to monitor for growth retardation. Good luck! where in TO did you deliver? i'm going to be out of north york general.

Mommy to baby boy Adam, born at 30 weeks 1 day -- preeclampsia/HELLP. 2 lbs 2 oz. Almost a year old now!

Re : Canadians, where are you?

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 08:45 am
by kpowers
I am in the same boat! you should post this in the ask the experenced part of the forum. You'll get more responses. Talk to your dr about what they are going to do next time. Like are they going to put you on baby asprin or bed rest once they see signs.

Kim mom to
Emma May Powers still born 12/12/04 sever PE & HELLP[email protected]/index.htm

Re : Canadians, where are you?

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 07:54 am
by suze
Hi Canadians! I'm in Toronto. My pre-e came on suddenly at 30 weeks and I had an emerg. c-section a few days later. My son spent 7 weeks in the hospital but thankfully he thrived and is now a very energetic 1 year old. Like many of the people on this site my big obsessive question is whether it will happen again in a second pregnancy. My specialist (expert on pregnancy and blood pressure issues) says go for it, my ob-gyn says beware. I was feeling optimistic but the more postings I read about reoccurance in people who had severe, early-onset pre-e, the less optimistic I feel.

I would feel guilty getting pg in the first place if the pre-e were to happen earlier and be more damaging or fatal to the baby. I also worry about the stress on my dh and I if and when the symptoms start showing up. I know there are no answers but if you're in the same boat or have any advice or second-pregnancy stories, I'd love to hear them!


ds 04/13/04, 30 wks

Re : Canadians, where are you?

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 09:27 pm
by bcameron
I'm a Canadian chick, too (Alberta). I suffered through the HELLP bit for 5 months of my pregnancy (it went undiagnosed) and miraculously, my daughter was unaffected and I recovered. Myranda is a healthy 2 year old and I'm grateful to be alive.


Re : Canadians, where are you?

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 04:01 pm
by maya
Hey there,

I'm from Toronto and 35 weeks preg with my second. My first is 11 so I have been told to treat this preg as my first...I am also over 35! No previous experience with PE, but this preg I have had borderline PIH, and in the last week a trace of protein has popped I am a little anxious (no good for the BP!). Anyway, I am in good hands with my GP & OB/GYN, and if all is well, I shall have the little bean by repeat C section on Jan 24th .

It's good to see a Canadian presence!


Re : Canadians, where are you?

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2004 12:05 am
by manalc

i'm from toronto or close enuf ;) i was on 5 day vacation in whistler bc when hellp came on suddenlly. son was born at bc women's. have to say vancouverites were awesome thx! we flew home 4 weeks later to north york general.

it's lovely to "meet" other canuks here :)

Mommy to baby boy Adam, born at 30 weeks 1 day because of preeclampsia. IUGR 988 grams birth weight. At 5 months, he is 10 pounds and 11 ounces, a cheery and social baby, much to the continual gratefulness of his parents.

Re : Canadians, where are you?

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 09:45 am
by mom2max
Hi there! I'm a canuck too, from Quebec. Nice to see some of "us" here! I just found this board, and I'm quite excited about it all! :)


Jo, Mom to Max, born at 33 weeks due to severe pre-eclampsia. Metopic craniosynostosis - surgery at 11 months corrected age.

Re : Canadians, where are you?

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 09:49 pm
by carolh
Hi Stephanie -

Last week I spoke with a woman in Hamilton, Ontario who is also interested in starting a group. If you're interested as well, email me directly and we can talk. I need input from the national office regarding the issues/implications of groups outside the U.S. Just want to make sure I've considered everything before we go forward.

It's exciting to see more chatter from our northern neighbor!


Carol Hamilton, Pharm.D.
Michigan Coordinator
Director of Chapter Development
Ann Arbor

Re : Canadians, where are you?

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 11:18 am
by canada1
Hi Everyone!

I don't stop in too often! My name is Stephanie and I'm in Eastern Ontario. My son Graeme was born at 31 weeks and is almost 2 now! And we're starting to think about #2, but I'm terrified of the possibility of another premature baby. We've just moved and I'm trying to get a new doctor, but I'm sure you know what that's like!!

It's great to see other Canadians here! Is anyone interested in leading a Canadian chapter? I'd be interested perhaps. I can't believe the number of women I meet who haven't heard of PE! It's scary. Definitely think some attention to it is needed here in Canada as well.


Graeme 12-16-02 (born at 31 weeks due to preeclampsia - 3 lbs. 2 oz.)

Re : Canadians, where are you?

Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:29 am
by godsgrace
HA this is awesome that there are some canucks on this web site. Im constantly crawling thru the web pages of PF but i never came across this thread... it came up in a google search for a PF in canada like number 3 on the list! ha! coolies

Anyways im Amber, im 21 :o) im from Abbotsford BC, im married to Paul whos 23 and we have a baby girl Grace i think i have all her info im my signature line.

Just wanted to say hi.


Mommy to Grace Lillian - January 20th 2004, 31 weeks 1 day @ 2lbs 13oz - severe complications due to PE