anyone with more than 3 with pre-e?

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Re : anyone with more than 3 with pre-e?

Postby kazbro » Sun Apr 11, 2004 02:39 pm

hi i`m having a lot of swelling all over, my urine showed traces of protein ans i`m having severe headaches. my blood pressure is 130/80 which isn`t to bad but i`m also finding i`m getting vert short of breath not sure if i`m heading down the same road or not. i saw my midwife at 17 weks and she didn`t seem to concerned but i`m due to see the ob`s at 22 weeks and think i should mention all this to him.
i`m maybe just a bit scared but after losing 6 babies i am just a bit concerened.
kaz xx
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Originally posted by akemt

Kaz, what signs are you having? I beleive the earliest known case of true preeclampsia was 18 1/2 weeks, but usually it doesn't occur untill after 20 weeks of pregnancy. If your blood pressure is becoming hypertensive before that point, normally doctors will consider it a sign that you have underlying chronic hypertension (meaning your body is headed toward hypertension that hasn't shown up yet and the stress of pregnancy brings it out).

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Emma Margaret (03/02/03) 37 weeks from PIH & oligo
Baby #2 due August 11, 2004



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Re : anyone with more than 3 with pre-e?

Postby samarasmom » Fri Apr 09, 2004 10:29 am

HI I am new here also and am having some early signs that my doc are concerned with. Swelling all over, headaches, trace of protein, high BP for me, and rapid heart rate and breathing. Im hoping to make some friends here that can help me. My first son I had no Probs, my second I wasnt diagnosed until the date of my delivery but I had no signs, I had 1 m/c at 10 wks and 1 tubal at 8 weeks in nov 2003, Im now 20 weeks with my girl that I waitedd forever for and dont want any complications. Hope to meet someone that can help.

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Re : anyone with more than 3 with pre-e?

Postby akemt » Fri Apr 09, 2004 10:17 am

Kaz, what signs are you having? I beleive the earliest known case of true preeclampsia was 18 1/2 weeks, but usually it doesn't occur untill after 20 weeks of pregnancy. If your blood pressure is becoming hypertensive before that point, normally doctors will consider it a sign that you have underlying chronic hypertension (meaning your body is headed toward hypertension that hasn't shown up yet and the stress of pregnancy brings it out).

Welcome!

Catherine (22), Moderator (pregnant again)
DH Britton (27)
Emma Margaret (03/02/03) 37 weeks from PIH & oligo
Baby #2 due August 11, 2004

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Re : anyone with more than 3 with pre-e?

Postby kazbro » Fri Apr 09, 2004 02:08 am

hi ladies i`ve just joined this site and wantd to introduce myself, i`m kaz from the uk and have suffered with pe/hip with my pregnancys. i`m now 18 weeks pregnant and showing early signs of it happening all over again.
can it really start this early? all my others i was over 27 weeks before i showed signs but then i was a lot slimmer aswell.
looking forward to chatting to you all.
kaz xx

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jamie 1991 35w/hip
antony 1993 36w/pe
karl 1995 36w/pe
dean 1997 37w
6 angel babies sleeping

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Re : anyone with more than 3 with pre-e?

Postby jokell » Tue Apr 06, 2004 07:50 am

My DH wasn't so sure about us getting pregnant again. Here we are though , 28 weeks, with a boy on the way[:)]. I'm starting to think my body is just not meant to go through pregnancies. I was sick for so long after Rylee (6 months). We both knew we wanted to have 2, but I know deep down my DH and my mom would have such a hard time watching me go through it again. I think if I was in their shoes it would be pretty hard to bear also. I know we suffer the most but our family suffers as well.

Everyone is real excited about the new baby, especially big sis ( she just turned 3)

Anyway I think you know your body best. I personally am done after 2 but we only wanted 2 in the first place. Girl & Boy![:D]

Good Luck to you all!

Kelly 25
DH 30
Rylee 3/29/01 PE
Corbin Edd 7/3/04

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Re : anyone with more than 3 with pre-e?

Postby paljane8 » Mon Apr 05, 2004 11:50 am

Catherine,

You're killin' me [:D]! I can just see the 'O'Connell nudy camp'.

Nancy Eastwood
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ds-8yrs, dd-7yrs
Scott-4yrs (PE)
Janie-5/12/03 (PIH, oligo and low blood flow)
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/4/4lbs/

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Re : anyone with more than 3 with pre-e?

Postby catherine » Mon Apr 05, 2004 11:40 am

Nancy, I'm seriously thinking of having everyone strip down to underwear on the evenings and at weekends. If you are going to spill juice, chocolate and any sticky stuff, it's easier on me and my ancient machine to wash out underwear or pjs than fancy school uniform or "pretty girl gear". We're pretty relaxed in our neighborhood. Maybe they'd be ok with DH cutting the "w-awn" in his boxers..... maybe not [}:)].

Catherine
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Re : anyone with more than 3 with pre-e?

Postby paljane8 » Mon Apr 05, 2004 10:33 am

Hey Anne,

Don't you wish there were disposable clothes!

Nancy Eastwood
Moderator/WA State Co-Coordinator

ds-8yrs, dd-7yrs
Scott-4yrs (PE)
Janie-5/12/03 (PIH, oligo and low blood flow)
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/4/4lbs/

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Re : anyone with more than 3 with pre-e?

Postby annegarrett » Sun Apr 04, 2004 01:07 pm

I had PE with the 1st, miscarried the 2nd, No problem with the 3rd, Severe Post-partum PE/HELLP with the 4th (3rd living) and was in high risk pregnancy care for the 5th and ended up getting PIH heading towards P/E (labs were inching up when I had a c-section at 36 weeks). So--3 bouts and 4 healthy, overwhelming, marvelous boys. Obviously, I appreciate the allure of a bigger family. All I can say though is LAUNDRY!! (Try 2-3 loads a day)

I am so done. With my luck God would say--you know--but you are so GOOD with boys.

Take care and best wishes with your decision.

Anne Garrett
Executive Director
Preeclampsia Foundation

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Re : anyone with more than 3 with pre-e?

Postby sherry fisher » Sat Apr 03, 2004 04:15 pm

Rebecca, I am on my fourth pregnancy. 2 With my first husband and 2 with my current. I had PE with my first one, PIH with my second one and Post partum PE with my third. With this one I have PE as well. you just really never know. Some women are different. I feel that I can grow the babies healthy inside me, but I take the brunt of the pregnancy on my body! Which is fine by me, I would whether me get sick than my babies!:) After Will, we knew that I could not take another pregnancy due to the problems. Needless to say, Allyson is a surprise baby! All the better! :) The possibilities scare me. Especially when I have 3 at home that I know can not go without a mommy! We have opted for the permanent solution to no more babies this time around. Although; When Will walked into the other room with a laundry basket over his lil' head with snot everywhere just a smiling like there was no care in the world...DH mentioned that he wanted another one! I 'Bout died!! I think, I hope that it was just something to say at that time. Because I know that I can not go through another pregnancy like this one. It was too emotionally draining for me and DH both. Not to mention, our parents!

Like I said, everyone is different. There is just no way to tell you for sure or not if you will have a 'normal' pregnancy! My OB did ask me if we were planning any more. When I told her no, she said that was a good thing. "Pregnancy is too hard on you, Sherry" Shes not a kiddin'!!

Good Luck in your decision! I would have one more in a minute if I had a guarentee of being PE free!!

Sherry Fisher (28)
DH: Bill (35)
Proud Mama to:
#1) Alex 1/1/94-PE
#2) Abbie 12/17/97-PIH
#3 Will 08/03/02-PP PE
#4) EDD: 4/27/04 - Allyson Mae
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