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 caryn » Thu Oct 24, 2013 09:46 am

Agree with Lauren. In your shoes, I would make an appointment for pre-pregnancy counseling with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist who can speak knowledgeably to your concerns. A history of complications does mean that you'd be at higher risk to develop them again. But you have to weigh that risk against your other values, like your desire for your child to have a sibling.

PCOS and any sort of artificial reproductive therapy also raise risk of preeclampsia. It's my understanding that metformin can lower that risk in some cases. Again, that would be worth discussing with a doc!

It's very rare for women to die when this particular biological tendency is known. We are well-monitored, we know what to look for, and the care teams are ready to act. The risk is probably quite a bit lower than the risk you face in a drive of 5 miles in your neighborhood. But it's a risk that can be avoided, too. It's a very personal decision.
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Postby MomTimesThree » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:54 pm

TTC after a rocky pregnancy can be a difficult decision. Every situation is so unique- your best answers will come from sitting down with your medical team (usually a MFM- high risk OB) and charting out your unique risks and what your best course of treatment would be.

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Postby adis8866 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 08:59 am

HI everyone well here is my story I have PCOS I conceive with clomid on my first try. Around 19 weeks my blood pressure started to go up ,also I develop gestational diabetes around the same time.at 25 weeks I was put on bed rest at the hospital until 34 weeks that I delivered my daughter she's now 3 years old and I want her to have a brother or a sister but im so afraid that instead of giving her a sibling I would leave her without a mother...please help should I try or not??

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