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Re: Advice for second pregnancy after preeclampsia

Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 02:25 am
by sam10
It is very scary to even think about another pregnancy after experiencing PE! The best advice I can give is to seek a consultation with an MFM (maternal fetal medicine specialist or high-risk OB) before TTC. S/he will go over your medical history including your previous pregnancies, and will discuss how your next pregnancy will be monitored including any supplementation or LDA. S/he should also be able to tell you your personal recurrence rate. If you haven't been tested for any clotting disorders, s/he will most likely order them, in case you might need blood thinners.

Last but not least, no diet has proven to help prevent preeclampsia; in particular the Brewer Diet is not recommended. Eat healthy foods and make sure you live a healthy lifestyle, as it is beneficial to you overall. No food will help, unfortunately. We all would have followed any diet if it had proven helpful ...There has been a lot of debate about the Brewer Diet, and this is just one of the many threads in this forum: http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=287 (you can also find any topic/thread by using search function on the top right corner).

You can find a MFM either via your hospital's website (should be listed as maternal fetal medicine) or you can start here by filling out the search field. https://www.smfm.org/members/what-is-a-mfm
Or your OB can give you recommendations as well.

Advice for second pregnancy after preeclampsia

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 09:00 pm
by sazdorn
Hi I was hoping for some advice for the second pregnancy after pre-e.

My symptoms last pregnancy began around 28 or 29 weeks. I was officially diagnosed at 31 weeks and delivered at 34 weeks after being on procardia and bedrest for 3 weeks. It didn't go away after delivery and I still had it and was on blood pressure medications for 6 weeks after delivery.

We are not pregnant yet but are starting to talk about it. Is there anything I should do for next pregnancy or does anyone have any stories to share? I have read about the brewer diet and the baby aspirin. Is there testing I should undergo for clotting disorders etc? I had read about that a lot time ago and can't find any posts recently. I moved states so will have a different doctor than the last time. I'm extremely anxious about the second pregnancy!

Any advice or stories would be really helpful!!

Thanks