by email@example.com (322 Posts), Mon Aug 14, 2006 09:17 am
I was wondering if there were any statistics regarding links to umbilical problems and preeclampsia?
My son was stillborn August 20, 2005. I called my doctor one night because I hadnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t felt the baby moving, and we discovered he had died. During the time that the doctor tried to induce labor, my blood pressure quickly went up and I was diagnosed with preeclampsia, and eventually HELLP Syndrome. After my son was delivered, there was a true knot discovered in the umbilical cord. An autopsy of the placenta also revealed numerous blood clots and evidence of an abruption (the most likely cause of my sonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s death).
I was just wondering what was known about a possible link between these three things (knot in the cord, preeclampsia/HELLP Syndrome, placental abruption), if anything. I have never read anything about umbilical cord problems being linked to preeclampsia or abruptions, but I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t help but wonder if that could have been a trigger...