[?]Severe preeclampsia and clotting disorder

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[?]Severe preeclampsia and clotting disorder

Postby stephanie » Sun Apr 11, 2004 10:29 pm

I am 31 yrs old. I developed severe preeclampsia at 25 wks and delivered by emergency C-Section at 26 wks. My daughter lived for 3 wks. Since then they have discovered I have a clotting disorder (PAI-1 gene) that caused her growth restriction and possibly the severe preeclampsia. Anyone else experience anything like this?? I am currently on baby asprin and will do heparin shots with my next pregnancy. Thanks for any info at all!!!

Steph

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Mom to Elissa - born 12-16-03 @ 26 wk via emergency C-S d/t severe preeclampsia
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Re : [?]Severe preeclampsia and clotting disorder

Postby pugmommy7 » Mon Apr 12, 2004 08:30 am

Hi Stephanie,
I am pregnant with #2 due in June.
I am 30.
I am currently being tested for clotting disorders(dna, comprehensive, etc).
***(awaiting results as we speak)
I am almost 30 weeks(Thursday).
I suffered pre- and HELLP, and a uterine hemmorhage 4 hours after my daugher was born. She was only 3.6 at nearly 34 weeks.
She is now 18 lbs at 15 months.
I am currently being treated by a high risk specialist, and have been (LUCKILY) doing great this time.
They are doing fetal growth monitoring via Ultrasound every 4 weeks.
As of 28 weeks the baby was measuring about 2.05lbs.,about a week behind.
My Doc. assured me that she was still in a good range,50%-tile.
I am not on any kind of aspirin/heperin therapy at this time.

I am so sorry about your loss. My heart and prayers are with you.
Keep us posted. You are definately not alone here.
Love, Jennifer





Mama to Bella,1/02/03, born 33 and 5/7 weeks at 3 lbs,6oz.Pre-E and PIH,& HELLP.
Babygirl #2,EDD 6/24/04
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Re : [?]Severe preeclampsia and clotting disorder

Postby deerhart » Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:08 am

I have been diagnosed with blood clotting disorders, but in both my pregnancies bedrest help to extend them for long periods of time without any other treatment. Any further children (that I will never have!) would be treated with heprin.

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Re : [?]Severe preeclampsia and clotting disorder

Postby josiah1112 » Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:18 am

Hi Stephanie,

I'm sorry about your loss. I also lost my baby to
this horrible disease. I was tested and do not
appear to have any blood clotting disorders.
I still don't know why it happened. I am not
over weight (I am still battling to take off
some of the post pregnancy weight, though) When
are you thinking of trying again? It seems like
you have a plan for this. I'm glad you will be
having your shots. If I decide to "try again"in
the future I would def. want to do the meds.
You take care of yourself,

Gloria mom to Josiah 11/12/03- 12/4/03 @ 26wks pre e
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