New here with some question and an introduction

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.
michelle
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Re : New here with some question and an introduction

Postby michelle » Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:18 am

Annaleese, I am so sorry for your loss. I also lost my son to preterm preeclampsia in July of 2002. My preeclampsia came on very fast and was severe to say the least.

Most of the people close to me were very much against me having another baby. I was told by my Peri that I had a 40 to 50% chance of having PE again because it came on early. At the same time he said that PE was still a "first pregnancy" disease in most cases.

I was scared and very confused BUT I did get pregnant again and even though Travler came at 34.5 weeks he was perfectly healthy. I was on a low dose aspirin daily along with variety of different vitamins. I was on bed rest from 5 months on.

In the end ... I did not develop Pe again. My blood pressure went did rise before I delivered but my doctor was not concerned. They did a C-section becasue he was face up and the cord was across him like a seat belt. My doctor told me that as severe as my PE had been with Hudson ... my pregnancy with Travler was at the total other end of the spectrum.

I am truely a sucess story.

Best of luck.

Michelle

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Re : New here with some question and an introduction

Postby sjs40 » Wed Jul 28, 2004 04:34 am

Our stories are similar, I developed severe pe at 26+4 and had c-section at 27wks. Ellie also passed away due to NEC.

I had a follow up with my consultant 2 months post partum and he said he would be happy for us to try again once 6 months were up. Ellie would have been 1yr old on 24 July, we have only just started to feel comfortable with trying again. I have asked for a pre-conception check. I was told last year that I would be on baby aspirin from as soon as pregnancy confirmed, and that I would be seen weekly, alternate weeks by high risk unit at hospital, or midwife at local surgery. This is not the hospital that dealt with my antenatal care with Ellie....she was born in a different area as I had changed doctors on the day I was diagnosed!


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Chris (37)
DD Eleanor Susan (Ellie)
born at 27wks severe PE
24 July 03 - 20 August 03

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Re : New here with some question and an introduction

Postby for faith » Tue Jul 27, 2004 02:00 pm

Analeese ~ Just wanted to let you know that my peri recommended me be on baby aspirin before TTC, as it can help when the placenta forms. I am waiting for the test results of everything else, but she recommended the baby aspirin no matter what the blood tests came back.

Best of luck to you!!!

Jill
mommy to:
Tyler - 4 (36 wks, PIH)
Angel baby - 1/20/03 (11 wks)
Faith Kristine - 1/5/04-1/30/04 (30 weeks due to severe PE, passed due to NEC & Sepsis(preemie complications))

trying for #2 to share our lives with since 9/02

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Re : New here with some question and an introduction

Postby angelkat » Sun Jul 18, 2004 06:09 am

Analeese,

I am so sorry for your loss. There is unforuntally at lot of women on this board who have lost a child and are either TTC or already preg. Together we can get thru another preg and all the fears that comes with it.

I'm currently 32 weeks preg after the loss of my little girl and I can't tell you how scared I was until after the 25 week mark when she was born. At times, I still can't believe that I am this far in a preg but I have 17 more days until I get to meet my new little man in our lives.

Good luck to you as you have come to the right place for support and understanding....


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Re : New here with some question and an introduction

Postby jenndola » Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:19 pm

Analeese,

Did the nurse say lupus or lupus anticoagulant? Just curious...there's a distinction there, and if she said a lot of people test positive who don't have it or get it, I'm wondering if it was actually lupus anticoagulant. It would be good to double check and find out.

Jenn
Angel Maggie stillborn due to HELLP Syndrome & PIH at 19.5 wks
Missed miscarriage/D&C 14 weeks
Miscarriage 6 weeks
Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
I'm putting my perinatologist's kids through college!

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Re : New here with some question and an introduction

Postby denise » Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:42 am

I just wanted to add my welcomed Annaleese and to say I'm sorry about your loss. This place is an inspriation to me and everyone is very easy to talk with. I hope you find some answers with your OB. Keep us updated on your progress!

Ariana-born 5/3/03 at 35 weeks due to HELLP Syndrome/pre-e: 4 lbs, 17 1/2 inches

Will start TTC in October!!

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Re : New here with some question and an introduction

Postby for faith » Fri Jul 16, 2004 03:55 pm

That is great Annaleese, sounds like you are all set, great about the bedrest. I will let you know if I get anything else from my peri.

:)

Jill
mommy to:
Tyler - 4 (36 wks, PIH)
Angel baby - 1/20/03 (11 wks)
Faith Kristine - 1/5/04-1/30/04 (30 weeks due to severe PE, passed due to NEC & Sepsis(preemie complications))

trying for #2 to share our lives with since 9/02

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Re : New here with some question and an introduction

Postby lucyann_k » Fri Jul 16, 2004 09:53 am

Thank ya'll so much for your thoughts and information. I already went to my high risk OB. They took half the blood from my body and ran all the test. The only thing they found was Lupas, but the nurse said alot of people test positive that do not have it or get it. He also said that I would not come see him till I stared showing signs of the Pre-E coming. My regular OB said they will put me on bed rest in my 20th week. I was just wondering how that compared to what any body else was hearing.

Thanks
annaleese

TTC #2
William J. Kennedy
12/15/02 - 2/4/03
Born 10 Weeks Early Pre-E

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Re : New here with some question and an introduction

Postby megansmom » Thu Jul 15, 2004 07:46 pm

I just wanted to say how sorry I am for the loss of your little one. This is such a strange and mysterious disease. As the others have said, get the tests done just in case you have an underlying condition. If you are not comfortable with your doctor, find one that you like. Follow your instinct, it serves you really well. And last but not least, welcome to the boards. We are all so glad you found us! Take care of yourself and keep us updated on how you are doing.

~Amanda
Mama to Megan, severe PE with mild HELLP at 34 wks

Thinking about TTC later this year

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Re : New here with some question and an introduction

Postby tanya » Thu Jul 15, 2004 07:42 pm

Annalese,

I am so sorry you are meeting us under such sad circumstances. I think the other ladies have covered everything I could have thought of so I will just welcome you. Hoping to hear more about you.

Take Care,
Tanya
Jason(DH)
Leah born 2/4/99 at 34 weeks ...PIH
Miscarriage 10 weeks
Grant born 3/29/01 at 31 weeks... Severe PE
Miracle #3 EDD 01/27/05


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