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Are you considering having another child after preeclampsia? Trying again after preeclampsia can be an emotional challenge. You can find support with others who share your concerns here.
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Postby runninlola » Wed Apr 01, 2009 09:03 pm

Hi Jen!

I am so happy to hear Nate is well and healthy. I am new here too and going through the same feelings, I really want another child and will probably start TTC-ing soon, but I am still really scared. I haven't gotten to the step of actually seeing a peri yet, and I am hoping that having a serious and informed talk with a very knowledgeable doctor will help with the anxiety. I guess with a second pregnancy we have the advantage of foresight and even though this disease can be treacherous you're smarter now than you were then. Alas, hopefully all your worries will dissolve as you embark on a healthy and full-term pregnancy this time around.

Best of luck

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Postby jamilyn » Tue Mar 31, 2009 05:12 pm

Hi Jen welcome!!!
I got my IUD out yesterday as well and had my pre-consult with my new Peri today. I was so nervous upto this point since I had such a rough 1st pregnancy and my second one i was able to go to 35 weeks but was on bedrest for 5 weeks (i did see a peri & ob for that pregnancy) and well we will never know what the next pregnancy will bring.
Meeting with a Peri and your OB before hand is a great idea and really it will help calm you down. I was lucky to fall in love with the one I met with today and she said she can handle my entire pregnancy without me having to see an OB as well since I do have so many issues she doesnt think many OB's would want to take me as a Patient.
The consults though are the way to start and getting all lab work done before hand to know what your non pregnancy levels are.

Best of Luck!!!!

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Postby brooklynsmom » Tue Mar 31, 2009 01:25 pm

Welcome Jen! Glad to hear how well Nathan is doing!

I am going through somewhat of the same thing...I am getting my Mirena out on April 17th...except that I am thinking about TTC my third. My second pregnancy was PE free, although I did develop insulin dependent GD. So, even though I did have a successful PE free pregnancy, I am terrified to try again...and NOT terrified about the GD, but the PE. After pregnancies that are struck by PE, we all lose the "all pregnancies are perfect" outlook. I second everything that Julie said, and I did have an OB/MFM partnership for my second pregnancy. Something about having the high risk doc on board gave me a lot of reassurance.

Good luck, and keep us posted!:)


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Postby julie f » Tue Mar 31, 2009 01:19 pm

Jen,

Hi and welcome to you! So glad to hear that Nathan is doing so well after the early start.

TTC again after preeclampsia is terrifying, you'll find you're in good company here. My best advice is always to make sure you have excellent medical care. Find a high risk OB (aka perinatologist or maternal fetal medicine specialist - MFM) to have a preconception consult with and make sure that you're comfortable with the care you'll be receiving.

Wishing you a very short TTC period and a long, healthy pregnancy.

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Introducing myself

Postby jennigator3 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:32 am

Hello ladies,

I am usually just a lurker on these boards but I got my Mirena IUD out yesterday and will probably start TTC-ing in the next few months so I wanted to introduce myself.

I had my son Nathan last February at 33 weeks due to severe pre-eclampsia. I went in for my 32 week appointment with my BP high and my fluid level low. I was on bedrest for a week to see if they could raise my fluid level but at 33 weeks my 24hour test came back high so they delivered my son by c-section because he was breech. My BP went down right after delivery and I haven't had a problem with it since.

Nate spent 2 months in the NICU due to a bout of NEC which caused him to have most of his large intestine removed. Today he is a strong, normal 14-month old. He has overcome many challenges, I am so proud of him.

I am very nervous about doing this again but I really want a second child. I know you ladies know how I feel, even though I usually lurk I know your stories and I feel like we can feel each others pain because we understand how devastating this disease can be.

If you have any words of advice or encouragement, I would love to hear them :)

Jen



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