Baby Asprin and other tips....

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Re: Baby Asprin and other tips....

Postby mom41 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 01:51 pm

I was on baby asa, Lovenox 40 daily since 7-8 weeks ( heartbeat) and labetalol. No, nothing stop pre-e, but my MFM is a "lovenox" believer. I also rested a lot and hoped for the best, in addition to growth scans every 2-3 weeks. Good luck !
son 4/2004 subchorionic hematoma but full term, healthy
1/2011 stillborn twins (IVF) due to severe IUGR/ pre-e 23+3 wks, chronic htn
Jason born 3/21/12, 35w 6 days, healthy 4 lbs 15 oz, 18 in, no pre-e but oligo/iugr, 1 week of NICU for hypoglycemia and mild RDS, doing great ! (thank you labetalol, lda, lovenox and my drs!)

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Re: Baby Asprin and other tips....

Postby angieb » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:13 am

My docs had me start with a + test. I also started lovenox at 7ish wks, but I had severe early onset and severe IUGR the first time- a lot of drs don't do lovenox. (FWIW, I was heavier and not as active my 2nd preg as I was with my first- it was a much healthier pregnancy.)
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#1-Olivia Caetlyn-9-28-09-9-28-09, 23+2 wks, emergency classic c-section, class I HELLP, IUGR
#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
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Re: Baby Asprin and other tips....

Postby tree » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:09 pm

Hi Laura,
I don't think many doctors think that there is anything we can do to keep pre-E away. There are some pre-existing conditions that can be treated to reduce the chances that PE will strike again. There isn't good statistical evidence for the use of baby aspirin to prevent PE, but many doctors and women here take it anyway. My plan is to keep myself as healthy as possible with diet and exercise (also not proven to be helpful, but it will make me feel better), develop a careful monitoring plan with my doctors, and hope that it doesn't happen again. I wish there was a better answer. I think the most encouraging news is that PE is less common in subsequent pregnancies.
Daughter born April 2009 at 35 weeks due to Class 1 HELLP

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Baby Asprin and other tips....

Postby LauraBeck12 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 05:21 pm

For those of you who have had a Pre-e absent 2nd pregnancy.... when did your doctor have you start taking asprin?
What other tips have your doctors had you do to keep pre-e away?
Laura Beck, mother to Our most cherished Love - Our son- 8/1/11- 8/4/11
severe swelling and increased blood pressure started between 20-22 weeks. (ignored by medical professionals)
was finally clinically diagnosed with severe pre-e at 27 weeks.
spent 2 weeks in hospital.
He was born at 29 weeks, at exactly 2lbs. classical incision c-section.
He lived for 3 days in the NICU , autopsy said "lung failure" was cause of death.

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