Options for delivery after HELLP

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Re : Options for delivery after HELLP

Postby theartsymom » Fri Sep 29, 637972 8:37 am

Thank God- no, what a crock! *REWER can take his guilt back to the dark ages, as far as I am concerned. The suppliment thing is just as bad. The positive thinking is a new one. LOL!

I am not going to be communicating with her again anytime soon- she is well intentioned. But quite misguided. Thanks for the laugh!

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Re : Options for delivery after HELLP

Postby caryn » Tue Sep 19, 637972 12:33 am

quote:Originally posted by theartsymom

I in no way want a Homebirth/BCB it is - TOO SCARY!!!!! I do have one preson in my life that thinks it is a option.

Just out of curiosity, did that person tell you that you could avoid it the second time with a) diet b) supplements c) positive thinking? 'Cause that drives me nuts. [:)]

quote:I totally want a hospital, the NICU team, lots of meds and whatever machines around to help if we need them!!

Seems sensible, with a history of HELLP.

Welcome to the boards!

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Re : Options for delivery after HELLP

Postby heather j » Mon Sep 18, 637972 8:26 am

To expand on Sonja's suggestion, you may want to scroll down to the Texas forum and post a question about specialists in your area.

In the meantime, I found my doctor (whom I LOVE) at:
www.smfm.org

Each doctor's "area of interest" is also listed, so that should be helpful to you as well!

Even if you decide to continue with your OB - and a lot of people do I think - it's a really good idea to meet with the specialist and have that connection if/when the need arises in a possible subsequent pregnancy. I really felt that after meeting the peri, all the cards were on the table and I could really make a solid decision based on facts and not just emotions (though the emotions were still there!). Good luck - hope to "see" you around here more!

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Re : Options for delivery after HELLP

Postby theartsymom » Mon Sep 18, 637972 4:57 am

That would be great!

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Re : Options for delivery after HELLP

Postby sonja » Sun Sep 17, 637972 9:03 pm

I see that you are in Texas - hopefully on of our Texas mom's can e-mail you privately and recommend a Peri for you - we can't do it on the web site, but can through private e-mail. Good luck to you.

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Re : Options for delivery after HELLP

Postby theartsymom » Sun Sep 17, 637972 8:40 pm

You girls are awesome!!! All the things that you said have gone through my mind at one point or another.

I in no way want a Homebirth/BCB it is - TOO SCARY!!!!! I do have one preson in my life that thinks it is a option. I was just checking if other normal moms thought this was a CRAZY idea for me! I totally want a hospital, the NICU team, lots of meds and whatever machines around to help if we need them!!

"there is also the possibility (however slight) that you'll be delivered again quickly via whatever means necessary"- youtan.
I totally agree and I almost would rather set myself up for the c/s- and just be excited if I did not need one.

"it just came down to my wanting another baby (under the care of the MOST excellent peri) being greater than my fear of the unknown." mamajett

that too.

"It depends on what you and your ob are comfortable with as far as 1 &2. It may not be known until later in the pregnancy which option will unfold. Adoption is a personal choice. However NO WAY on a home birth. Home deliveries are for pizza when you have had Pe or HELLP syndrome. Most midwives would not take you on and I would be seriously wondering about one that does. Good luck." missgamecock

I did have a horizontal incision- and according to all those who got to see it (during my mas. sul. induced state) it is a great one. LOL! Thank God that was the only really embarrasing thing I did after the surgery. So we are VBAC canidates as far as the Dr./ Hospital are concerned.

I understand that the second PG could go really well and we might not need the c/s. Adoption is a distanct chioce at the moment. omg-I am falling out of the chair at the pizza comment. LOL! I did wonder about a MW that would take us on as a case- if the were the best decision for us.

DD was breech as well- so in my head the next one having the same issue(es) is higher. When you add the symptoms of PIH as early as 26 weeks (looking back on the timeline of events),the severe PIH and HELLP, the emerg-c/s- man--I was a medical mess!

It was a long emotional recovery- one that is not done yet. So I need to process the possibilites a while before deciding what out best option is going to be. Thanks for the replies- I hope to lurk less here and post more.


I know there are two lists of PERI's on line and the last time I looked for them- they were "unavailable." What do I search for to find one? I am involved with a local moms group and they might have some suggestions as well.





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Re : Options for delivery after HELLP

Postby laceyboggess » Thu Sep 07, 637972 2:19 am

Hi there! Wow, it looks like you have a lot to think about. The women have all given you great ideas and things to go over with your hubby and your peri. I do have to second Fiona. I would not worry so much about the delivery at this point. I have never had a c-section so I cannot say that I understand what you have been through with that. But, I do know that I can have a c-section for various reasons and that it is always a possiblity. My sister had to have one for a breech baby. I guess you will need to decide if going for a VBAC is more important than having the doc that you seem to really trust. I hope you are able to figure out what you want to do and that everything works out for you.

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Re : Options for delivery after HELLP

Postby fiona » Thu Sep 07, 637972 12:08 am

Hi Thayer,

like many of the others here, I lost the choice of delivery following a classical incision with my first born. In some ways, I don't really connect the decision to ttc with a decision on how to deliver - means of delivery is going to be so heavily reliant on the progress of any further pregnancy, worrying about it right now is a bit like putting the cart before the horse.

Certainly weighing up the risks involved in a future pregnancy with a high risk specialist is the first step. And I'd be very happy to see homebirth crossed off that list. I'm afraid with previous HELLP, that would scare me silly - and in my non-medical opinion, I would doubt the judgement of any care provider who offered it as a possibility.

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Re : Options for delivery after HELLP

Postby missgamecock » Thu Sep 07, 637972 12:01 am

It depends on what you and your ob are comfortable with as far as 1 &2. It may not be known until later in the pregnancy which option will unfold. Adoption is a personal choice. However NO WAY on a home birth. Home deliveries are for pizza when you have had Pe or HELLP syndrome. Most midwives would not take you on and I would be seriously wondering about one that does. Good luck.

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Re : Options for delivery after HELLP

Postby michellelhuston » Wed Sep 06, 637972 11:48 pm

Hi! Welcome to the forums! I had an emergency c/s with my first baby. My OB and Peri said that because I had a classical c/s the first time that I have no other option. I think that I would opt not to have a homebirth either! Obviously if you have to have a c/s that won't be an option.

As far as even ttc again. I would highly suggest that you do contact a peri! I know that my OB and Peri are in the same group and I am actually seeing them both this time. Assuming everything continues to go good, I will only see the peri a few times. Now, if things would start to take a turn for the worst again, then I would primarily see the peri!

I wish you the best of luck in you decision and please know that we are always here for you!


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