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Re : Just a question?

Postby for faith » Fri Dec 04, 637671 1:57 pm

I am very sorry for your loss. I lost my daughter in Jan04 and had my full-term son with no PE in May05. I had mild PE with my older son, then severe with my daughter and just PIH with my younger son, so for me there was no pattern except I had PIH each time. After my daughter died I got every test possible (nothing was wrong, but I would totally recommend this) and met with a peri for the whole pregnancy. After my preconception consultation she had me on baby asprin throughout. I had many u/s and nst throughout and I recorded my BP daily.

I know how hard it is to decide to have another baby, with so many unknowns, it was very difficult for us....my thoughts are with you.

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Re : Just a question?

Postby lucy21 » Thu Dec 03, 637671 4:45 am

Hi Charity,
Can't help you with stories of PE getting better, but in my experience "most" pregnancies do improve. You should see a specialist and be testing for everything that could be a possible underlying cause for your PE. There are LOTS of conditions that can make you more suseptable to PE and are easily treated and dramatically reduce your chance of a recurrance.
I'm so sorry for the loss of your darling boy.
Take care and good luck.
Love Lucy

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Re : Just a question?

Postby julie f » Wed Dec 02, 637671 6:02 pm


I am so very sorry for your loss.

I lost my first son in July of 2003, five days after he was delivered at 26 weeks. Two years later I was very fortunate to have a very healthy second son, born at almost 37 weeks and without preeclampsia.

In between pregnancies, I too got my medical records, learned as much as I could about this disease, found the support I needed to get out of bed each morning and finally, sought out who I believed was the absolute best doctor for me. I met with this peri prior to a second pregnancy and was treated for continuing proteinuria (at 7 months postpartum, I was still spilling protein). Once I became pregnant, I was treated for high cardiac output with atenolol. I was on 81mg of aspirin, 1mg of folic acid and 1200mg of calcium in addition to my prenatals. I was monitored very closely - labwork, ultrasounds, NSTs, frequent visits, etc.

If there is ever anything that I can do or more information that I can share, please do not hesitate to email, pelote77@aol.com

Again, I am so sorry for your loss.

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Re : Just a question?

Postby ileana » Sun Nov 22, 637671 10:46 am

Hi Charity,

I'm so sorry for your loss.

I lost a son at 24 weeks. I went ahead and had a successful pregnancy and a very healthy baby. First I took the time to grieve. It helped to get my medical records, read them and discuss them with a peri before deciding to try again. I was tested for underlying disorders that might have caused this. Because I had mild hypertension and still some lingering protein in urine, I was treated with hypertensive meds before getting pregnant and resolved the proteinuria.

I tried to get the best doctors that were available in my area. I learned a lot about this disease, mainly from this website. I ate healthy, took prenatals way before getting pregnant and became as fit as possible.

Once pregnant, I monitored my blood pressure twice daily. After talking to my doctors, I decided against taking aspirin, calcium or other supplements (other than prenatals) as I did not have any underlying disorders. During pregnancy we treated the hypertension for the first 2 trimiester and continued with the same dose on the third. After 32 weeks I was seen twice weekly for NST and BPP. I had a fetal growth scans every month and did lab work and 24h urine every month, or, by the end, anytime my BP would spike.

As my placenta looked aged by 36 weeks and my BP started to creep up, we did an amnio for lung maturity and induced labor. Even though my baby was slightly small, I think that delivering while I was still healthy paid back in time because I was up and around very soon after delivery and could breastfeed right away. My baby got from not in the normal baby charts at birth to 90% for weight by 2 months.

I hope this helps! Good luck to you!

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Just a question?

Postby daltonsmommy » Sun Nov 22, 637671 5:25 am

I'm not sure where to post this but I was just wondering how many of you have lost a baby due to pe and went on to have a heathy baby later. If so what did you do in that pregnancy that was different?


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