by atvlady (1000 Posts), Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:23 pm
Ok ladies let's get some positive vibes in here :) Unfortunatley those of us that were affected by these syndromes IS now a statistic. I asked my mfm what my chances would be and he said I had a 25 to 40 % chance of having either pre-e or HELLP ( I had PIH, severe pre-e and severe HELLP at 20 weeks). As I set and read these forums and other sites on the net, I get so incredibly nervous and my thought is we have a 50% chance at it anyway you look at it. And if they say 1 in 4, then that means out of the first four women that TTC or is pregnant, one of the 4 "will" get one of those syndromes or worsely, more. My thoughts, I have a greater chance of getting into a car wreck or much worse dying in a accident then I do getting one of these syndromes. I am mad and furious how this has affected my/our lives so I am NOT giving into those numbers, not yet anyway. IF I do have pre-e or HELLP again, then I am going to think twice but I do have underlying conditions.
That leads me to my question.....of the 1 in 4, was that with or without underlying conditions or ones that it *just happened*? I am curious. VERY :D