by julie f (7993 Posts), Tue Aug 24, 2004 09:53 am
I am so sorry for your loss. Losing your baby is the most devestating thing, my heart breaks for you and your wife.
Was your wife diagnosed then with preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome? Here is a link to our "Ask the Experts" section about recurrence rates in future pregnancies : http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=331&SearchTerms=sibai
If I were in your position, I would order all of your medical records, from the hospital and from your doctor's office, and then find a very experienced perinatologist to review them and offer you preconception counseling. After having had preeclampsia, there are many underlying disorders that the peri will likely want to test your wife for before she becomes pregnant again. (Things like blood clotting disorders, autoimmune disorders, etc.) Here is a website that you can use to search for a peri in your area that specializes in hypertension in pregnancy : www.nasshp.org
Again, I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray for peace and comfort for you and your wife. Please keep us updated on how you are doing.
Zachary James, 7/22/03-7/27/03, born at 26wks - severe pe
Miracle in progress... #2 is due February 2005!!!
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