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Quote in Jan '04 HOPE Health Letter...

Postby angelical » Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:30 am

"Women who are physically active during the year before pregnancy and during early pregnancy may be less likely to develop potentially dangerous high blood pressure (preeclampsia)during their pregnancies." Source: Hypertension, Vol. 41, Pg. 1273



I was skimming through this newsletter just now, at work, and thought I was seeing things. I thought, "nah, I didn't see 'preeclampsia' on this page!" But there it was!

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Re : Quote in Jan '04 HOPE Health Letter...

Postby mariajose » Tue Dec 30, 2003 01:54 pm

HI!
I read your quote, and wanted to say that I practiced dance and ballet the year before I got pregnant plus the first weeks, so it doesn't really explain anything.

I also ate really healthy foods., [V]
do you agree with this ?

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Re : Quote in Jan '04 HOPE Health Letter...

Postby angelical » Tue Dec 30, 2003 02:52 pm

With this stupid disease, I'm not sure what to believe. But it sure would ease my mind to know that lack of exercise didn't doom me to this! I sure didn't ballet dance before getting pregnant! [B)]

I didn't mean to imply that I agree with the statement... I am just glad to see pree hit the news now and then.

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Re : Quote in Jan '04 HOPE Health Letter...

Postby catherine » Tue Dec 30, 2003 03:21 pm

Mariajose, who the heck knows? I danced twice a week, ballet also, up to 28 weeks with my preeclampsia pregnancy and up to 33 weeks with the subsequent one. I could see no difference. I do think that being in good shape and eating well does help... with being pregnant![;)]

Seriously, I think that fact that I was in good physical shape helped my body cope with the serious medical crisis and eased my recovery.

Maybe ballet is the problem [:o), Darcey Bussell of the Royal Ballet had preeclampsia and HELLP with her first pregnancy. My mother read about it at the hair salon about two weeks after I got sick. She said she nearly passed out with shock under the dryer reading about the syndrome having never heard about such a thing until I nearly died. She wanted to take the article but they wouldn't let her keep it!!!

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Re : Quote in Jan '04 HOPE Health Letter...

Postby taras mom » Tue Dec 30, 2003 10:10 pm

I was about to leave for the gym when my OB called to tell me to go to the hospital.[:(] I'm convinced exercise helped me bounce back faster, but it's no panacea. You're off the hook, Sharel.[;)]

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Re : Quote in Jan '04 HOPE Health Letter...

Postby angelical » Wed Dec 31, 2003 05:38 am

WHEW![;)][:I]

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Re : Quote in Jan '04 HOPE Health Letter...

Postby amyk » Wed Dec 31, 2003 06:23 am

Obviously they didn't ask any of us about this. I did alot of running and even a triathlon shortly before I became pregnant. So at least we now know that there are other things besides ballet that cause preeclampsia!

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Re : Quote in Jan '04 HOPE Health Letter...

Postby ileana » Wed Dec 31, 2003 07:03 am

Yeah, and I read a study a while ago where they said that if you brush and floss your teeth regularly during pregnancy you are less likely to get preeclampsia...

I bet the study was done by men... When you have "morning" sickness and simply brushing your teeth makes you sick, and flossing gets you to look like a vampire, you might slow down on brushing and flossing.

That made me feel guilty for a while.... [:I]



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