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Just got BFP with #3 tonight!

Postby kaxy » Sat Jan 26, 2013 09:04 pm

by kaxy (98 Posts), Sat Jan 26, 2013 09:04 pm

Hi ladies!

So...I took a test tonight and got a clear BFP. By LMP I am 4w1d, so barely anything along. I had a preconception consult a few weeks ago and my doctor ran liver and thyroid blood labs, and all came back "normal." My BP in the doctor's office was a little suspect...if memory serves it was around 122/84. She didn't like that bottom number of course.

I had my BP taken for an insurance physical a few months ago and it was way better, so it could be just a white-coat BP. I hope.

Anyway...my firstborn is age 4 and my second born is age 2, and I had preeclampsia with both of them. Both times, it wasn't a full diagnosis until I was in labor at term (38w4d with 1st kid, 40w1d with second). My BP had been slightly up in the weeks prior, but no protein leaking.

This OB wants to just monitor me closely and also have me check my BP at home (I have yet to purchase a cuff, but it's on my to-do list). I'd likely be induced at term, perhaps 37-38w if I can make it that long before full-blown PE. I know maternal outcomes for a situation like mine are quite favorable, and since my PE didn't really take hold until after my 2nd born was a few hours old, that's a route I think I'd prefer.

So. Nervous of course, with the idea of 3 children and 1st trimester jitters, and wondering if I'll be ok or if I'll have PE again. Here's to it! Let's do this.
DS born Dec. 2008 at 38.5w gestation. Mild PE diagnosed 3 hours before he was born
DD born Dec. 2010 at 40w1d. BP was slightly elevated since 37w, and climbed while in labor (started on my own). Severe PE diagnosed hours after DD born.
DD born Sept. 2013 at 38w. Induced (and I had to fight for it!) due to high blood pressure. No protein, but had brisk reflexes and clonus after delivery. Doc gave me a mild preeclampsia diagnosis anyway and said I'm likely to be a chronic hypertensive later in life.
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Re: Just got BFP with #3 tonight!

Postby sam10 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 02:43 pm

by sam10 (1441 Posts), Thu Jan 31, 2013 02:43 pm

Congratulations! Happy to hear the good news. Let us know how it goes:-)
~Julija (40)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


Our pain has been put into words, placed into empty cradles, to remember that all our babies lived, that they mattered and always will. - Field of Cradles http://www.fieldofcradles.org/
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Re: Just got BFP with #3 tonight!

Postby frogibe » Thu Jan 31, 2013 02:46 pm

by frogibe (327 Posts), Thu Jan 31, 2013 02:46 pm

Congrats! I am currently pregnant with #3 as well. I hope you have a happy and healthy 9 months! NO PRE-E! Have you had any bloodwork done to check for clotting disorders or are you chronic hypertensive?
Jennifer(27) Chronic Hypertensive
mommy to Kelsie born 1-10-10 from severe pre-e and HELLP at 28wks.
grew her wings on 2-14-10 due to NEC.
and to Josephine born 8-4-11 at 35wks. due to low amniotic fluid, but PE and HELLP FREE!!!! I kicked PRE-E in the behind!!!!!
Surprise! We are expecting #3 in April 2013
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Re: Just got BFP with #3 tonight!

Postby kaxy » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:08 am

by kaxy (98 Posts), Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:08 am

Hello!

Haven't had bloodwork to check for clotting disorders, but I will ask my doctor about what labs we can do when I go to my first appointment at 9 weeks. A few weeks ago at my annual exam, my doc ran labs for liver and thyroid and those came back fine.

My blood pressure is usually healthy. I recently purchased a home BP cuff (and I'll take this with me to my doctor's office to see how it matches up with theirs). My readings lately have been around 110/70. Let's keep it that way this time! :D
DS born Dec. 2008 at 38.5w gestation. Mild PE diagnosed 3 hours before he was born
DD born Dec. 2010 at 40w1d. BP was slightly elevated since 37w, and climbed while in labor (started on my own). Severe PE diagnosed hours after DD born.
DD born Sept. 2013 at 38w. Induced (and I had to fight for it!) due to high blood pressure. No protein, but had brisk reflexes and clonus after delivery. Doc gave me a mild preeclampsia diagnosis anyway and said I'm likely to be a chronic hypertensive later in life.
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Re: Just got BFP with #3 tonight!

Postby sarahkm » Tue Feb 12, 2013 09:01 pm

by sarahkm (86 Posts), Tue Feb 12, 2013 09:01 pm

Congratulations! Glad you are here!
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Mother to Nathanael James born still 12/31/2006 at 38 weeks. Class I HELLP sydrome, placental abruption, acute kidney failure.
Miscarriage 12/2011
Expecting again-due date August 16, 2013 (Folic Acid, LDA, Prenatal vitamins, BP meds, Vitamin D, Slow release Iron)
Elias Nathanael born healthy 07/28/2013 at 37 weeks 2 days, 5#11oz. No signs of HELLP or preeclampsia! Tear noticed in placenta after delivery.
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