Greetings and love to all the courageous women on this forum
I developed PE at approx 33 weeks. My bp started to misbehave at 32 weeks but protein in urine was within in normal levels and blood work was normal. However I was admitted to hospital at 32 weeks 4days as bp was too high. PE developed and bp became uncontrollabe so I was delivered at 34 plus 3 days. I was given magnesium and epidural which brought down bp and became favourable for v delivery. DD became distressed so I had to have emergency section at 2am. DD arrived into the world at 4lbs 3oz and crying which to me was the most beautiful sound in the world. She was sick for first few days with suspected sepsis. It was the most difficult and traumatic time of my life. My fears proved to be unfounded and results for sepsis came back negative. She started to thrive and she is a bouncy happy healthy 5 month old. I took her home after 18 days in SCBU. DD has no health issues as a result of her prematurity and is average size for her age. Everyday I give thanks for my beautiful girl. I just adore her and realise how lucky I am. I was very traumatised at the time of her birth and before it when my bp went through the roof. I was terrified I was going to die.Since baby started to thrive and I got over the early arrival, I am at the happiest I have ever been. I would now love another baby and would think of TTC in approx 3 to 4 months. I have some questions.
1. I did not develop HELLP, could I with next pregnancy?
2. Could I develop PE earlier than 32 weeks? I dont think I would be able to cope. is it true that it is normally less severe second time.
I regained health soon after delivery and do not have underlying disorders to the best of my knowledge.
Thankyou to all the inspirational ladies on this forum. Your strength and determination are source of strength and inspiration to me in my desire to follow my dreams and have the family I have always wished for.