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delv. at 20wk-29wk b/c of PE and had ofter preg?

Postby april » Thu May 06, 2004 11:08 pm

I lost my baby at 23wk and 5 days. And I was just wondering if there were any others that were in my situation, and decided to get preg again, and what the outcome was?

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Re : delv. at 20wk-29wk b/c of PE and had ofter preg?

Postby julie f » Thu May 06, 2004 11:47 pm

April,

I have a friend who delivered her first baby at 23 weeks due to HELLP. Four years later she had a little girl at 30 weeks (preeclampsia & HELLP) who is now a very happy, healthy, bright little 3 1/2 year old. In February, she had a little boy at 32 weeks due to preeclampsia. He was in the NICU for about a month and is now home and healthy!

I hope that adds a little hope to your day.

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Re : delv. at 20wk-29wk b/c of PE and had ofter preg?

Postby angelkat » Fri May 07, 2004 04:49 am

April...

I'm so sorry for your loss...

We loss our little girl at 25 weeks (her ga was at 22 weeks) and we are currently peg with again. We have hit the 22 week mark and are taking it week by week.....



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Re : delv. at 20wk-29wk b/c of PE and had ofter preg?

Postby april » Fri May 07, 2004 12:25 am

Tracy,

I am so sorry you had to go through that horrible experience also[V], but I am glad that this preg is going better. Are you doing anything differently this time (like taking calcium or any vitamins other than your prenatal)? Have you had any problems with blood pressure or protein in urin or anything like that? I hope everything has and will go smoothly for you this time, you deserve it.

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Re : delv. at 20wk-29wk b/c of PE and had ofter preg?

Postby josiah1112 » Sat May 08, 2004 06:52 am

Julie,

Did your friend do anything different the next 2
times around? Even making it to 30 or 32 weeks
is SO much better!

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Re : delv. at 20wk-29wk b/c of PE and had ofter preg?

Postby angelkat » Sat May 08, 2004 08:08 am

I had a pre preg consult first, we discussed our options and what to do if and when. I am being watched more carefully. Taking baby asa each day and more folic acid. My calcium levels are good so no need at this time to increase that. The prenatal vit that I take is called Floguard 2.2 it's easy on the tummy and filled with folic acid.

Since I have High Blood Pressure I take BP meds three times a day. I am also on Mod Bed Rest which means I am a bum for most of the day. I have done three 24 hour urines collections and will do another one in about 2 weeks along with more labs. I have to say this preg I know that I am getting the best care possible and it has helped but I am still scared to death that something is going to happened. We were told to have goals if we can make it to 28 weeks we have a good shot, then we will go for a goal of 32 weeks and so on. Now my goal is for 6 more weeks to hit 28 weeks....


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Re : delv. at 20wk-29wk b/c of PE and had ofter preg?

Postby julie f » Sat May 08, 2004 10:48 am

Gloria,

For her 2nd pregnancy, she was on extra calcium and a baby aspirin. For her 3rd pregnancy, she was only on the baby aspirin. She was also monitored by a high-risk OB during her last 2 pregnancies. Oh and she was left with chronic hptn after her first pregnancy so, I believe she has been on bp meds since (and throughout both pregnancies), I'll have to ask her.

She was the first person I met who had been through this after I lost Zach. (Thank goodness for the internet!) I met her on the day she found out she was pregnant with her 3rd so, it was amazing to chat with her throughout her pregnancy (which was relatively normal until around time of delivery), it gives me much hope!

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Re : delv. at 20wk-29wk b/c of PE and had ofter preg?

Postby josiah1112 » Sat May 08, 2004 01:26 pm

Thanks so much for sharing T and Julie.
What an inspiring person for you to meet Julie!
Have you gotten a chance to personally meet her
yet? April, this gives us hope!

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Re : delv. at 20wk-29wk b/c of PE and had ofter preg?

Postby pugmommy7 » Sat May 08, 2004 07:47 pm

T-
I bet you feel like you are forgetting something if you pee w/out the hat.
God bless you!
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Re : delv. at 20wk-29wk b/c of PE and had ofter preg?

Postby april » Wed May 12, 2004 06:57 am

Thank yall so much for the info. It does give me hope. I met with a peri about a month after my PE episode, and he said that when I get preg again(he recomends waiting 4-6 months, and I totally agree)he will put me on calcuim supplements(he said that some woman who had severe PE have benifeted from calcuim in other preg), and start out much earlier with the 24 hr. urine test. But, I was looking up some info on PE and vitamins, and noticed that some seem to think that Folic acid, Magnesium, B12, B2, B6, C and E together, and Zinc could help. I was going to talk to my Dr. about it next time I go. Even if they don't think it works or there is not enough evidence in the study that it works, if it does not hurt anything, then I will ask if I can take it anyway. Anyone else here about those vitamins working or atleast helping?

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