Hi. I recently lost my baby girl at 21 weeks gestation due to preeclampsia and what I am sure was IUGR. I want to try again as soon as the doctors say I can which will be between 6-12 months from now. I know that with my pregnancy I had a lot of trouble even in the beginning. Around weeks 4-6 I was bleeding a bit, I had a lot of nausea in the first trimester, always felt extremely tired and sick. Later in the pregnancy around the second trimester I would get chest pains, flu like symptoms, and major swelling. Now I know that those last ones are signs of preeclampsia but at the time I did not. I was just wondering if perhaps people had the same early signs as I did. My baby also measured very small on the 6 week ultrasound and my 20 week ultrasound (two weeks behind on the 20 week one) and again I didn't know if these were signs or not. I had assumed at the time everything was good because the doctors said she had a strong heart beat. When you tried again what did you do differently and did you end up with PE? I have been doing a lot of reading. I've read about LDA, Lovenox, vitamin D pills, fish oil pills, exercise, etc. I have some questions below and was wondering if a few of you would answer them to help me with my next pregnancy and to answer some more questions I'm having about the disease. Thank you!
QUESTIONS FOR YOU
Did you have bleeding in the beginning of your PE pregnancy? What about your PE free pregnancies?
Did you ever feel bad or sick with either pregnancy? How did each pregnancy differ?
Did your baby measure small on ultrasounds when you had PE? What about when you didn't have it?
Were you healthy before you got PE?
If you lost your baby, how far along were you when this happened? Was it a severe or mild case of PE? Did you have other complications?
When you tried again for another child did you end up with PE?
What did you do differently in this pregnancy to help you to have a normal pregnancy?
Stillbirth - 21 weeks gestation due to severe preeclampsia, HELLP and IUGR - 15/02/12
Baby girl Aria - Induced due to high blood pressure at 36 weeks + 2 days - 7lbs 3oz - 05/03/13