ccake79 wrote:I had severe pre-eclampsia with my first pregnancy and had to have an emergency c-section at 36 weeks.
3 weeks ago I had my second baby. It was a really difficult decision to try for another baby as we were given a 1 in 5 risk of me developing pre-eclampsia again. I felt it was worth it though and I knew the signs to watch out for and was confident in the medication I might need to take if I did get it again.
I didn't develop pre-eclampsia during my second pregnancy. My bp was perfect all the way through. I did get gestational diabetes and polyhydramnios, but I have to say they were no way near as scary as a pre-eclampsia had been. However, what I have had is postpartum hypertension - I had normal bp during pregnancy, low bp just after my c-section, then on day 5 postpartum my bp suddenly decided it wouldn't play ball after all. I'm now back on nifedipine to control it. I have no idea how long it'll last this time (lasted 6 months last time), but I have to say it was totally worth it to have another baby!
In the end it's a really personal decision and you have to weigh all the pros and cons.
Tierney03 wrote:That is so good to hear! Did you do anything different in your second pregnancy? Did you have other risk factors for pree besides prior diagnosis? I am really happy for you! Hopefully your bp behaves itself soon
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