Dear Jill and April,
Like Renee, I am so sorry for the loss of your babies.
My husband and I are going to try to conceive again later this year, and we're both scared this time around, even with a good outcome the first time around and the best care. (Post-partum was when my preeclampsia acted up.) Our OB/GYN (high risk OB/perinatologist) is extremely knowledgeable in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, easy to talk to, answered all of our questions, and told us what to look out for. For us, we had the utmost confidence in our medical care, and it was so important.
Still, I don't think the worries ever go away, even with the best of care. For us, it's not our doctor, or his nurse, or any doubts about the care, it's the fear of "what if?..." my hypertension goes out of control, or I can't get to the hospital in time when I can't see anymore, or--the list can go on and on. My husband and I have talked about it, but we're sure we wanna try again. Even with the worries, we know that medically we have the best care--and I hope that you find it, also. It makes all of the difference. (On board with Renee about finding a high risk OB/perinatologist who really knows his/her stuff about hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.)
Welcome to the forum. Take care, best of luck, and tons of hugs & good wishes going your way...[:)]
Norlisa Keffer(35), Washington State Co-Coordinator/Moderator, Mothers of Multiples/Co-Moderator, Trying to Conceive
Joseph/Josephine Our Angel in Heaven
Mary Frances and Samuel (a.k.a. Frankie and Sammy) 38 weeks, 5/26/03, no preeclampsia during pregnancy, mom severe blood pressure problems post-partum