Michelle Duggar questions

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Re : Michelle Duggar questions

Postby veronica44 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 05:05 pm

I just saw the picture of poor Josie at birth. Made me cry, so tiny...

I really hope that the Duggars consider focusing on caring for Josie now instead of pushing on for more babies at the moment... She will need a lot of special care for many months.

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Re : Michelle Duggar questions

Postby blznbec » Fri Feb 05, 2010 03:44 pm

Check out this forum link for updated info on the Foundation getting in touch with TLC:
http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=38032

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Re : Michelle Duggar questions

Postby darateacher » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:11 am

Guess I forget that part about her age. Thanks!

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Re : Michelle Duggar questions

Postby leeann34 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 09:03 pm

You also have to remember she is 43 yrs old. The older a woman gets her risk of PE goes up regardless if she's has a history of it or not.

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Re : Michelle Duggar questions

Postby sarab » Sat Jan 30, 2010 08:55 pm

To piggy-back on Caryn and Catherine's posts, but in my much more simple-minded way of looking at it: preeclampsia affects 5-8% of all pregnancies. Statistically speaking, it was bound to happen... ;)

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Re : Michelle Duggar questions

Postby darateacher » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:40 am

Yep. I understand. Very true.

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Re : Michelle Duggar questions

Postby caryn » Sat Jan 30, 2010 01:34 am

As Catherine says, though, sometimes it's just the genetic toss of the dice!

The genes that control placental development vary with every pregnancy. Sometimes they just don't work ideally, even if they *usually* work ideally in that male-female partnership.

All those billions of sperm each have a unique code, you know?

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Re : Michelle Duggar questions

Postby darateacher » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:42 pm

Yeah...but, that's soooo far away from child #19 and the other pgs didn't have any PE.

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Re : Michelle Duggar questions

Postby missgamecock » Fri Jan 29, 2010 07:11 pm

She had preeclampsia at 36 weeks with the first set of twins (kids 2 & 3 John and Jill?).

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Re : Michelle Duggar questions

Postby catherine » Fri Jan 29, 2010 01:17 pm

Dara, just remember the concept that the 'fetus-placenta-mom' connection is unique for each pregnancy. So although we recognize that some folks are at higher risk for developing preeclampsia it can still strike any mom out of the blue. Should the process miswire or the connections prove to be sub-optimal then the mom's body will do what it can to keep things going. If it can't, sometimes that may mean an early miscarriage, if it can hang on in there for a while until the fetus starts to grow very vigorously (second trimester) and then the demands on the placenta become too great...

Michelle Duggar clearly has mad reproductive skillz to use internet terminology. It just goes to show that no woman can assume herself immmune and why OB/GYNs monitor every pregnancy the same way, regardless of how many you have "under your belt" so to speak.


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