We just got back from our appointment and I was so relieved that I did get to see my actual consultant. He went over a lot of things and I was able to ask all of my questions too.
He basically said that due to my age and pcos I could have problems conceiving, then due to age and Ellie having Down syndrome there is an even higher risk of Downs next time, the GD is likely to happen again and that with my increased age, extra weight and previous severe PE point to me being very likely to get PE again.
As we would not choose to terminate for Down syndrome they would normally only scan at 16wks, but I would get an earlier scan for reassurance, and also an anomaly scan at 20wks. I would be seen by the high risk unit with scans/dopplers etc as felt necessary by them, and seen as often as they felt necessary. What was really reassuring was that he then said if I was worried about something they would see me even if it wasnt felt to be medically necessary, just to reassure me!
We are both happy that all possible care will be taken, and it is comforting to know that at the first sign of PE I would be admitted to hospital.
I now have to wait until 01 Nov for my diabetic consultation, then I will get my IUD removed at the end of Nov...
DD Eleanor Susan (Ellie)
born at 27wks severe PE
24 July 03 - 20 August 03