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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 : Introducing myself

Postby debbie78 » Tue Oct 15, 638318 8:25 am

Just adding another "welcome" and congratulations on twins!

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Postby mama2aredhead » Sat Oct 05, 638318 1:55 am

Welcome! Def find a mfm! That was the best thing I could do for myself! I feel so much better and over watched this time which is a good thing!

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Re : Introducing myself

Postby jayme » Mon Sep 23, 638318 8:23 am

Hi! I also have a history of Pre E & I'm 9 weeks pregnant with twins :)


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Postby fiona » Mon Sep 23, 638318 5:35 am

Jen, welcome and congratulations.

With your history and expecting twins, I would strongly urge you to have your care overseen by a peri/mfm. Twins are a risk factor for preeclampsia - and that's added to the fact you've had pe twice before.

Have you had any testing for underlying disorders - autoimmune and clotting issues? If not, I would be expecting to give rtaher a lot of blood in your near future. I would also be looking to have a baseline 24hr urine test done.

How's your BP out side of pregnancy - are you hypertensive?

Let us know if you need help finding an experienced peri in your area. And good luck!

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Re : Introducing myself

Postby sonja » Mon Sep 23, 638318 5:27 am

Welcome! Congratulations on your pregnancy and having twins!!

My first piece of advice would be to find a Peri/MFM (high risk OB). Having a history of pre-e puts you at high risk, and then add on top of that a twins pregnancy and you will want to make sure that you are in the best hand possible.

We have a few ladies pregnant with twins around here right now.

Please let us know how you are doing and if you have any questions along the way.

Take care.

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Re : Introducing myself

Postby wrennie » Sun Sep 22, 638318 10:17 pm

Hey Jen, welcome to the boards! Congrats on your twins, how exciting! I dont have any advice on the twins front, but there are a few ladies that are currently expecting twins..so i am sure they will swing by to help you!

Its great that you are looking into managing your care, the best thing is to make sure you are comfortable and have a plan for how you will be monitored through the pregnancy.

good luck to you and "see" ya around!

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Re : Introducing myself

Postby suleaf » Sun Sep 22, 638318 9:37 pm

Welcome!!

And twins!! WOO HOO! I have no advice on twins but hey, it's a double blessing.

Did you get tested for underlying disorders? I would do that if you didn't. And you should probably look into getting a MFM or peri to work with your new doctor...

Keep us posted and congrats!! How wonderful and glad you found us....I've never met a more supportive group of women and they get me through all kinds of things....

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Introducing myself

Postby jenh » Sun Sep 22, 638318 6:27 pm

My name is Jen, and I'm 8 weeks pregnant with a history of pre-E.

I had pre-E with my first daughter, now 5, induced at 35 weeks. I was really sick when she was born.

I also had pre-E with my second daughter, now 2, induced at 37 weeks. This time was more mild (caught almost immediately.)

I just found out, in the ER (everything's fine), that I'm having twins. SHOCKER! I had already decided to switch doctors, and I haven't met the new doctor yet. I'm not sure what he'll say about taking me as a patient what with twins AND my pre-E history. I meet him on Monday, and I'll have a long list of questions for him.

Any advice both on pre-E and twins, is appreciated.


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