Getting some answers....finally

Have you suffered from HELLP syndrome or had a pregnancy complicated by an underlying disorder? Discuss your concerns here
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kbielec
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Re : Getting some answers....finally

Postby kbielec » Tue Apr 21, 2009 03:18 pm

I had HELLP when I delivered Annabelle early, will I get it again if I have another baby?

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Postby mikeys mom » Fri Apr 17, 2009 01:22 pm

M was breech when I appeared at the hospital with Pre-E and HELLP. They did not give me the option of attempting to deliver him vaginally. I had no choice but a c-section.

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Postby cheleandcallidora » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:04 am

I had the same experience. My ob sent me to L&D to wait for my test results to come back and when they did I had an US right away and they put me in a better room and induced. My body responded well to the induction, from the time they started me on pitocin to the time I delivered was only 9 hrs.

I'm sorry things didn't go better for you. I think it is pretty normal to hold off on a c-section if possible. As far as the testing goes it really depends on your OB office. I know a lot of them will run the tests in the office, but some refer to a peri office. Good luck finding the answers you are looking for. I am so glad to hear your baby is doing well.

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Re : Getting some answers....finally

Postby lynettem » Thu Apr 16, 2009 04:26 pm

Rebekah,

My platelet count was too low for the doctor to feel comfortable doing a c-section. At the time, I didn't know how serious it all was and I kept begging for the c-section. I had been induced and was in labor for over 24 hours.

Prior to that, I had been originally admitted to a less well-equipped hospital. It was there that they did one last blood test before they discharged me, and that's when it was discovered I had HELLP. Then I was ambulanced to a bigger hospital.

Glad to hear your baby boy is doing so well!

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Re : Getting some answers....finally

Postby amandaoasis » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:28 am

Hello!

My baby boy was born at 31 weeks. I was already diagnosed with HELLP when I was transported by helicopter to a more prepared hospital (which indicated the seriousness of my illness). They did an ultrasound immediately and found Bennett head down. Since my platelets were so low, the doctor felt it was safer to try a vaginal delivery first. There were concerns that I could lose too much blood with a c-section. Luckily, my body reacted VERY quickly to the induction and I had him within 14 hours of being induced. In fact, they thought it would take days but I dilated to 5 in 3 hours with the cytotec! I think the situation is different for every woman. My outcome was not nearly as dramatic as yours...no blood transfusion or anything.

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Getting some answers....finally

Postby bekahsue » Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:43 pm

Hello Ladies,

This is my first time posting and like so many of you I am finally getting some answers after such a traumatic experience. I went to my regular OB appointment at 35 weeks and was admitted from there to the hospital with preeclamsia. My blood pressure was over 200 and I had very little symptoms. They tried to let me have the baby naturally, but it wasn't happening so they did a c-section 2 days later...not fun. Baby boy weighed 3 lbs, 13 ounces, and was doing well, but I was extremely weak. Everything gets cloudy from here, and the next thing I know I am getting a blood transfusion and they are telling my family that I had HELLP's. I didn't get to see my baby for three days, and it was horrible. I'm not sure what class it was, but I am in the process of getting my records so that I can look into it further. My question is do they always try to let you have the baby naturally first? Also, if I wanted the underlying tests done would my regular OB do that or would I have to be referred to a specialist? At the time I had no idea how serious this was and now I am just so thankful and happy after 3 weeks in the NICU to report that baby boy is now 7 months and weighs 18 lbs!


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