Anxiety Ridden Second Pregnancy after Pre-E

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mmiller
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Re: Anxiety Ridden Second Pregnancy after Pre-E

Postby mmiller » Thu Oct 12, 639550 1:10 am

I'm there with you. There's a great prenatal belly dance video out there that includes a lot of positive meditations. That seems to help me. That and a lot of prayer. There's nothing to do but wait it out and hope for the best at this point! I kind of feel like I'm hunkering in a hurricane and just pray my house gets through without collapsing on me.

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Re: Anxiety Ridden Second Pregnancy after Pre-E

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Mon Jan 14, 639269 12:25 pm

I meant yoga sorry
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

Expecting ,dreaming, and hoping for our baby Girl sometime in January 2013

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Re: Anxiety Ridden Second Pregnancy after Pre-E

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Mon Jan 14, 639269 12:23 pm

Try some prenatal masages and prenatal yogs to help get you through,both are wonderful :)
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

Expecting ,dreaming, and hoping for our baby Girl sometime in January 2013

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Re: Anxiety Ridden Second Pregnancy after Pre-E

Postby Maplecat6 » Sun Jan 13, 639269 1:44 pm

I am 18 weeks and right there with you. I feel fortunate that my husband and a couple of close friends "get it." There are a lot of people who don't.

My husband and I both feel like this pregnancy has been the bravest and scariest decision we have ever made. I don't think there is anyway for someone to not be nervous after having had a serious run-in with (pre)eclampsia.

Talking about my fears, crying when I need to, monitoring my pressures, good books, and lots of bad TV are getting me through these weeks. I'm trying to enjoy every day of this pregnancy because I know how quickly things can change.
Amy, mom to almost 5
Quinn, 4/28/06, no complications
Lou, 5/8/09, no complications
Rosie, 3/13/11-3/29/11, eclampsia at 27 weeks and then died from NEC
Sara, 5/3/12, no complications other than an obscene amount of monitoring
Baby #5 due in 2/15

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Anxiety Ridden Second Pregnancy after Pre-E

Postby Trimama40 » Sun Jan 13, 639269 7:53 am

I am 23 weeks pregnant with my second child. I delivered my daughter at 24 weeks due to severe pre-e. She is now a healthy, thriving 4 1/2 year old, which I am beyond grateful for. However, due to my first pregnancy and the severity of my pre-e, I was not planning on another pregnancy. But here I am, with # 2 on the way and I am a complete basket-case.

I am need of some advice of how to stay calm and positive through this pregnancy. Right now I see my normal OB/GYN and I also have a maternal fetal specialist. I am considered extremely "high risk" and see of one of my two doctors every week to two weeks. Everything had been going smoothly up to Thanksgiving. My blood pressure spiked and I came close to being admitted. Thankfully all my blood work that I had that morning came back normal and they put me on BP meds instead of admitting me. My BP is now under control and I have had no other pre-e symptoms, thank goodness. However, I am in a constant state of worry when all of this will change. My specialist gives me a 60/40 chance of going to 36-38 wks. Not outstanding odds, but I suppose could be worse.

We know we are having a little boy and I'm beyond thrilled, but can't stop the incessant worrying. I feel like I have no one to talk to, as no one else I know has ever gone through this. My poor husband tries, but he can't begin to understand that I feel like a ticking time bomb. I have always been a very active person (was actually training for a half-ironman triathlon when I got pregnant with #2), but am not allowed to do much of any type of activity these days as my doctors don't want to risk my BP going up. It is hard not being able to just put on a pair of running shoes and to just go run to help calm my nerves.

Anyone else gone through this and what did you do to help ease the worry? Again, I'm trying my damndest to stay positive and praying for a healthy pregnancy this round. Odds just aren't in my favor. It is driving me crazy that I have no control over the situation. I know that ultimately, if it is meant to be, it meant to be and I really cannot worry about something that hasn't happened or may not happen at all. But for anyone in this situation, the reality is, is that it is a very difficult thing to manage. Any and all advice is much appreciate.


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