Happiness and LOTS of Panic!

Are you pregnant again after having preeclampsia once already in a previous pregnancy? Post your thoughts/concerns here - there are others who share your feelings. This is also the home of our Bedrest Buddies Support group.
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Re : Happiness and LOTS of Panic!

Postby ria » Fri Apr 18, 2008 01:31 pm

Welcome! We all definitely understand the scared feeling (but also excited). I've spent the last 9 months in a state of fear, but in two days I'll be induced to deliver a full-term little girl. I pray you too will have a great pregnancy.

Funny about the gym. I had just been talking with friends about beginning preparations to train for a mini-triathlon in our area just one week before I learned I was pregnant. Those plans were ditched right away.

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Re : Happiness and LOTS of Panic!

Postby kelly w » Fri Apr 18, 2008 07:20 am

Congratulations!!! Hey, keep in mind that the odds are in your favor - the majority of moms who have PE in the first pregnancy *don't* get it again. I hope you are one of them!

But I totally understand your panic - I feel that every time I get a positive pregnancy test after that first pregnancy was rough!

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Re : Happiness and LOTS of Panic!

Postby mom2tori » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:17 am

Congratulations!!! I wish you all the best for a long, boring pregnancy.

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Re : Happiness and LOTS of Panic!

Postby theartsymom » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:37 am

Congrats!!!!

and lol about the gym.

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Postby sonja » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:30 am

Congratulations to you!

We all totally understand your fears. My best advice would be to find a great OB and or Peri. I really liked having a proactive Peri that would do something as soon as bp issues came up and not take a wait and see approach - but that is my personal philosophy.

Take and let us know how you are doing.

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Re : Happiness and LOTS of Panic!

Postby kathyc » Thu Apr 17, 2008 09:16 am

Congratulations!! Best wishes for a long, boring pregnancy this time. I think we can all relate to the happy but scared feeling. Take a deep breath; you can do this.

It's a good idea to get yourself in to see your OB as soon as possible. Did you have a peri or MFM doc (high risk pregancy specialists) last time? If not, you should think about getting one on board. If you haven't been tested for underlying disorders, you might want to ask about that too. Hopefully, you won't have to deal with PE this time, but good medical care can make a huge difference. I know it's helping me immensely to know that I have a crackerjack OB as well as a very experienced and knowledgeable peri on my team.


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Re : Happiness and LOTS of Panic!

Postby hevavahkema » Thu Apr 17, 2008 08:43 am

quote:Originally posted by nrsmom

Hi, I'm writing for the first time here, not that I'm new to this website, only just now writing. I've gotten so much comfort for the last year reading some of you wrote and knowing I am not alone in what I went through trying to have my son. I was on bed rest most of my second trimester with preeclampsia and even though I tried to do everything I was told my son had to be delivered by em. c-section at 28 weeks only weighing 2.4 lbs. We are blessed, he is now 20 months old and perfect!! Ok so after a year of high blood pressure after the delivery I joined a gym last night, I wanted to get in the best shape possible to try to get pregnant later in the year, only to find out this morning that I'm pregnant! Ironic huh? I'm happy, I want more children and feel excited with adding to our family. I'm scared beyond scared, I'm still overweight from my 1st pregnancy don't feel my body can handle this yet. I know it's early to start freaking out, I knew if anyone would understand how I feel it would be here. Thanks for just being there, I know I'm not alone in this.


First off, congrats on your son and now the new baby! I hope all goes well for you...
Just try to keep in the best shape possible and try not to worry! You may not even get pre-e again!! Let's hope not!

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Happiness and LOTS of Panic!

Postby nrsmom » Thu Apr 17, 2008 07:45 am

Hi, I'm writing for the first time here, not that I'm new to this website, only just now writing. I've gotten so much comfort for the last year reading some of you wrote and knowing I am not alone in what I went through trying to have my son. I was on bed rest most of my second trimester with preeclampsia and even though I tried to do everything I was told my son had to be delivered by em. c-section at 28 weeks only weighing 2.4 lbs. We are blessed, he is now 20 months old and perfect!! Ok so after a year of high blood pressure after the delivery I joined a gym last night, I wanted to get in the best shape possible to try to get pregnant later in the year, only to find out this morning that I'm pregnant! Ironic huh? I'm happy, I want more children and feel excited with adding to our family. I'm scared beyond scared, I'm still overweight from my 1st pregnancy don't feel my body can handle this yet. I know it's early to start freaking out, I knew if anyone would understand how I feel it would be here. Thanks for just being there, I know I'm not alone in this.


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