by julie f (7993 Posts), Thu Jul 15, 2004 04:00 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my son last year as well after he was born at 26 weeks. It is just the most horrible thing and I am so sorry.
TTC #2 for us was pretty scary but, also something we knew we wanted to do from the moment we first held our son. Like Jill suggested, I'd definitely get in a preconception consult with a high-risk OB. There are numerous underlying disorders that can increase preeclampsia risks that I'm sure they'll want to test you for. Also, they'll be able to sit down with you and help you work out a "game plan" for the next pregnancy. One of the most important things is finding a doctor whom you can really trust and who you're absolutely comfortable with.
So far, (knock on wood) all is going well with this pregnancy. The only thing I am doing different is taking an extra 1mg of folic acid, 1200mg of calcium and one baby aspirin per day (in addition to my prenatals). That, and a whole lot more praying this time...
I am glad you have found us but, so sorry that it was under these circumstances. I wish you the best of luck in TTC #2. Please keep us posted.
Zachary James, 7/22/03-7/27/03, born at 26wks - severe pe
Miracle in progress... #2 is due February 2005!!!
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