2nd pregnancy after HELLP?

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Re : 2nd pregnancy after HELLP?

Postby atvlady » Sat Apr 17, 2010 08:00 pm

For me I have found out I have a rare Anemia. I was going to TTC soon after I delivered but my OB suggested we wait and have underlying testing done. I had to wait 4 months on that and was still spilling protein. Then my health went downhil and now have discovered the source.

When I was admitted to the hospital, they started mag asap. That was the first thing they plugged me up to.


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Re : 2nd pregnancy after HELLP?

Postby jean » Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:45 am

Ok everybody, I also want to know-if you did have a successful 2nd pregnancy, how long did you wait after your 1st pg to get pg again?

Also, I'm curious, if you have PE, do they put you on mag-sulf right away, or do you have to get to a certain severity for that to happen?

I was reading everybody's entries and wanted to say that with my pg, my son didn't move a ton either. There wasn't anything wrong with my placenta or anything (the doctor says anyway) but he just wasn't super active. Maybe that just varies from baby to baby though (I've heard that) and I didn't have anything to compare it to either. But I thought maybe it was a HELLP thing..

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Re : 2nd pregnancy after HELLP?

Postby l412angel » Wed Apr 14, 2010 09:26 pm

I look at it this way...I was the healthiest in my LIFE and got PE and HELLP...There are women on here that wait a year get super healthy have no underlying conditions and still develop PE and HELLP and or lose their child. HOWEVER there are women on here that wait 3 months after the loss of their first child and make it almost to term...It all just depends and no one will ever know...So try not to worry too much and know that you can't be in control of whatever happens as much as we women would so love too ;)

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Re : 2nd pregnancy after HELLP?

Postby atvlady » Wed Apr 14, 2010 08:27 pm

jean...I agree but the way I will look at my next pregnancies is that ANYTHING can and will happen. I want to be prepared :)

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Re : 2nd pregnancy after HELLP?

Postby jean » Wed Apr 14, 2010 08:26 pm

Ok..that's good to know. Thanks! It sounds like pre-e is super scary too, but it's good to know that a person could possibly have that instead of going straight to HELLP a 2nd time..(although I know that's a possibility as well)

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Re : 2nd pregnancy after HELLP?

Postby atvlady » Wed Apr 14, 2010 08:15 pm

jean, I don't know if there is anyone on here but on another pre-e/HELLP board there is 2 other women. They did go straight to HELLP in first pregnancy then in the second they only had pre-e but it came late in their pregnancies.

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Re : 2nd pregnancy after HELLP?

Postby jean » Wed Apr 14, 2010 08:10 pm

Has anyone on here who went straight to HELLP w/o pre-e in their first pregnancy had a 2nd pregnancy where PE showed up? I know that statistics say that pre-e is quite likely in subsequent pregnancies, but I wondered if this was true for those of us who never had pre-e in the first place.

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Re : 2nd pregnancy after HELLP?

Postby l412angel » Wed Feb 17, 2010 06:42 pm

Sam so sorry about your loss :( Mkae sure you get all tests done for underlying disorders. Schedule an apt with a maternal fetal medicine specialist to help you better understand what happened to you and what your game plan is for next time.

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Re : 2nd pregnancy after HELLP?

Postby sam123 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 05:03 pm

I went to the ER 1/19/10 with rib pain and soon found out that I had HELLP, the only symptom I had was the rib pain. I had an emergency C-section 1/21/10 at 24 weeks and Bailey lived for a few moments and Leighton fought for 10 days. Although I am not well yet the only thing that I want to know is what my chances are of having full term pregnancy in the future. I would love to know and be updated on anyone else who had a 2nd. My doctors do not think I am ready to discuss this yet... they said maybe at my 12 week follow up.

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Re : 2nd pregnancy after HELLP?

Postby lilysmommymindy » Tue Feb 09, 2010 03:45 pm

Thanks Delissa! I really appreciate your kind words! :)


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