by suzanne (114 Posts), Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:12 am
Hi, Deonne! I did have a second pregnancy free from PE and also had a VBAC, after severe PE and my son being born prematurely with the first pregnancy. The jury isn't out on this 3rd pregnancy, however, as it's early on and I am starting to have HBP. But for the 2nd, what I did differently than the first---much more rest (I was working full time during the first, lots of walking and commuting and stress), better diet (more protein), took baby aspiriin (all these things of course have to be okayed with a doctor!), took extra calcium and iron along with the prenatal vitamins), took my BP often, stayed off my feet a lot...and so on. My 2nd son was born at term, weighing 8lbs 2oz. I don't of course know what it was that worked the 2nd time, and am starting to wonder if it was just shear luck as this time doesn't seem to be going as smoothly.
Best wishes to you!!
Suzanne (37) and DH Tony (41) + William (9, severe PE, born at 32 weeks) and Freddy (6, fairly typical pregnancy) and Baby (due approx. 8/26/04!)