~Therese~

Are you pregnant again after having preeclampsia once already in a previous pregnancy? Post your thoughts/concerns here - there are others who share your feelings. This is also the home of our Bedrest Buddies Support group.

~Therese~

Postby sweetiesuzy » Fri Jan 09, 2004 03:58 pm

Therese,
Just wanted to check in with you and see how you are feeling. Have you made your first appointment yet? Do you have any idea when you EDD might be? I am so excited for you!! [:)][:D][8D][:o)]

Let us know ~

Hugs,
Suzanna

DS 3/25/95
DD 10/26/01 stillbirth
DS 12/30/02
AND ~ Peanut edd 8/6/04
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Postby twolfgram » Mon Jan 26, 2004 08:45 am

Hi Suzanna,

I just now saw your post!! Thanks, I'm feeling good. I have my first OB appt next Wed, Feb 4. I also have to do genetic counseling because I'm old - 37. I'm sure we'll do the same thing as last time, just the US and triple screen instead of the amnio. I've got too much going on to take the risk, even if it's a small one. The lovenox shots are going ok. I had a really bad one last night in my thigh. Won't be doing that again any time soon! My EDD is September 11. I know so many people who gasp when they hear that, but i'm thinking it's a good sign, as for every death there is a life. Maybe I'm just grasping at straws, here! But that combined with the fact that we conceived on the anniversary of the day I delivered Erik, I figure we can't go wrong! Sorry this is so long, aren't you glad you asked??? [:D]

Therese Mom to
Jonathan - born 10/4/95 at 28 weeks due to HELLP
Angel in Heaven - Erik 12/20/02 due to placental abruption
And "Baby dot" - EDD 9/11/04!
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Postby kim » Mon Jan 26, 2004 09:41 am

Just wanted to let you know, a good friend of mine was due on & delivered on 9/11/03!

Kim Schwintz
Texas Chapter President

Ainsley Kathryn 11/26/02-36 Weeks Preeclampsia
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/a/ainsleyk/
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Postby twolfgram » Mon Jan 26, 2004 01:07 pm

If I get even close to 9/11, with my history,I'll be ecstatic!

Therese Mom to
Jonathan - born 10/4/95 at 28 weeks due to HELLP
Angel in Heaven - Erik 12/20/02 due to placental abruption
And "Baby dot" - EDD 9/11/04!
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Postby sweetiesuzy » Mon Jan 26, 2004 01:58 pm

Therese,
Glad you saw my post! [:D] Glad things are going alright. Sorry the shots are not fun. Hope to hear good things about your bp when you have your visit in February!

Hugs,
Suz

DS 3/25/95
DD 10/26/01 stillbirth
DS 12/30/02
AND ~ Peanut edd 8/6/04
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Postby paljane8 » Mon Jan 26, 2004 09:01 pm

Hey Therese,

Can you shoot for the 6th? That's my b-day.

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dd-7yrs
Scott-born 05-14-99 @38 weeks-PE
Janie-born 05-12-03 @37 weeks-PIH, small for gestational age (oligo and low blood flow)
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Postby twolfgram » Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:37 am

Sure, I'll try, although my mom's birthday is the 5th, so she'd rather have me go on that day!![;)]

Therese Mom to
Jonathan - born 10/4/95 at 28 weeks due to HELLP
Angel in Heaven - Erik 12/20/02 due to placental abruption
And "Baby dot" - EDD 9/11/04!
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Postby teresa m » Fri Feb 06, 2004 08:21 pm



Hi

My name is Teresa and this is the first time I have talked on a forum to tell my story or ask for advice. I am 35 years old and had HELLP (preeclampsia). I had my first child on 9/25/02. My husband and I named her Emma Rose. She was a 25 weeker...her weight was
1 lb 1-1/2 oz and 11 1/2 inches long. She was very tiny. Emma Rose is our miracle. She is now 16 months old (12 1/2 adjusted) and doing great. The only thing that shows Emma Rose is a preemie is her size (17 lbs) and she has to wear glasses....we have been blessed.

My husband and I would love to have another child but I am too scared. I can not put another baby through what Emma Rose went through. Everything worked out for the best but the 117 days she spent in the NICU was nothing but a hugh roller coaster ride. I do not think I can physically or emotionally can go through that again. They say the second pregnancy should not be as bad....???

I have an appointment set up in March to see my OB/Gyne at the Maternal Fetal Medicine office to discuss the risk of having another baby. After Emma Rose, I found out that I have a blood clotting disorder called Factor 5. My blood Dr told me if I every get pregnant again that I should go on Lovenox. I will discuss this with the OB/Gyne but I saw that you are taking Lovenox and wanted to know if you can explain why this drug is used and does it help with Preeclampsia? I have looked on the internet but it was not very helpful. I am not sure if this is used for preeclampsia or my blood disorder??

I would appreciate any feed back...Thank You

Teresa M
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Postby twolfgram » Sun Feb 08, 2004 07:27 am

Hi Teresa,

I replied to your post on the Ask the Experienced board, but here it is again. I was diagnosed with MTHFR after having HELLP with my first and losing my second to a placental abruption at 29 weeks. I am on lovenox twice a day, and use the stomach and arms for my shots. My hubby does the ones in the back of my arms. My doc said I'd be on lovenox until 36 weeks, then switch to heparin, as it's not in your system as long as the lovenox. So far it's going ok. I am bruising a lot, but that's not unusual for me! Good luck with any future pg!

Therese Mom to
Jonathan - born 10/4/95 at 28 weeks due to HELLP
Angel in Heaven - Erik 12/20/02 due to placental abruption
And "Baby dot" - EDD 9/11/04!
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