Anyone from South Africa??

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Anyone from South Africa??

Postby ronel02 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 02:27 pm

Hi
I would love to hear from someone in South Africa who has or had PE before. I had PE and had my boy at 33 weeks . He was 1.8KG but he was fine and breathed on his own from day one. We were very blessed and today he is a healthy and active 2 year old.

I am trying to get pregnant again and would love to talk to someone in SA who maybe had the same experience or can give me some advise.

Would love to year from anyone.

Thanks for your wonderful website , nice to know we are not alone!![:)]
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Re : Anyone from South Africa??

Postby lorelei » Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:08 pm

Hi Ronel. I know right off of one lady that is from South Africa. I will send her an email w/a link to your post. She's pregnant and almost full term so she might be a bit getting back to you. Just wanted to let you know. I also encourage you to post in other areas on the forums, not just this one. The ladies here are great! You will find lots of support and information here.

Oh, by the way, the woman I am referring to is Anika. Her screen name is amillhouse.

Take care!
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Re : Anyone from South Africa??

Postby jenandtheboys » Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:12 pm

LOL Lori, I beat you! I already emailed Anika!!! [:0] She wrote back and said she'd come by and check out this post inquiring about South African members. Hopefully she can get around to it soon. [:)]
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Re : Anyone from South Africa??

Postby willsmom » Mon May 01, 2006 07:13 am

hi ronel i am new too .. I am also from south africa although i now live in Denmark. I am incredibly homesick!!! I had PE and PPPE with my son William who is now 7½ months old. I delivered him in week 38 so fortuately he didn´t have to go in to nicu. he was still very small though only 3 kgs. And after he was born they said he looked like he was more then term as he had no fosterfat on him.
we are hoping to start ttc number 2 in August.. and i am terribly worried that it will all go wrong again.
which part of Sa are you from. I am born in Bloemfontein but grew up in Pretoria. Left Sa when i was 18 to study in Uk and have not lived there since.. but am sooo homesick. Fortunately my dh loves SA and we hope to move back at some point in the future.
Jane
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Re : Anyone from South Africa??

Postby missgamecock » Mon May 01, 2006 11:38 am

I was thinking about Anike too!!
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Re : Anyone from South Africa??

Postby jackie cargen » Tue May 16, 2006 06:02 am

Hi Ronel
I was sent this link by Anika.
I am just over 3 weeks post C-section (22 April 2006). Our baby was delivered at a little over 25 weeks due to my development of severe PE and Hellp Syndrome.
I developed symptoms in week 22, went to the doctor and received confirmation of what we were dealing with in week 23.
After hospitalisation, we managed to keep the baby in until week 25, however, with severe liver and kidney issues, including massive amounts of fluid in my abdomen and lungs, they had no option but to deliver the baby on 22 April 2006. Weighing only 600g, he passed away on 25 April 2006.
I was released from hospital on 25 April, however, was back in with elevated liver enzymes on 28 April. Released on 30 April again. However, back in hospital on 6 May with a blood clot in the sinuses that drain blood from the brain. The doctors believe the last 2 hospital visits were still remnants of the pregnancy complications and not indicative of an autoimmune disease like APS/SLE. They however, will continue testing for Lupus / APS over the next few weeks in order to confirm.

I am trying to ascertain the risks of falling pregnant again. And I was looking for a gynae who specialises in high risk pregnancies. I live on the East Rand / Johannesburg, but I'm willing to travel anywhere to get the best treatment!
Anika said that you were exceptionally happy with your gynae. Would you recommend him? If so, could you perhaps email me? acargen@acenet.co.za

Kind regards
Jackie Cargen
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Re : Anyone from South Africa??

Postby nbaboolal » Wed Jul 26, 2006 05:30 am

Hi Jackie/Ronel , my name is Nitasha Baboolal , i lost my baby at 24 weeks(first pregnancy) due to hellp syndrome. It was the most terrible experience of my life. I was seeing a high risk specialist as well as a gynae but my blood pressure arised suddenly . I was rushed for an emergency c-section. If you have seen a good high risk specialist , can you please provide me with detailsas well. I live in Midrand -JHB , I am also terribly scared of falling pregnant again , but i so want to have a baby.
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Originally posted by Jackie Cargen

Hi Ronel
I was sent this link by Anika.
I am just over 3 weeks post C-section (22 April 2006). Our baby was delivered at a little over 25 weeks due to my development of severe PE and Hellp Syndrome.
I developed symptoms in week 22, went to the doctor and received confirmation of what we were dealing with in week 23.
After hospitalisation, we managed to keep the baby in until week 25, however, with severe liver and kidney issues, including massive amounts of fluid in my abdomen and lungs, they had no option but to deliver the baby on 22 April 2006. Weighing only 600g, he passed away on 25 April 2006.
I was released from hospital on 25 April, however, was back in with elevated liver enzymes on 28 April. Released on 30 April again. However, back in hospital on 6 May with a blood clot in the sinuses that drain blood from the brain. The doctors believe the last 2 hospital visits were still remnants of the pregnancy complications and not indicative of an autoimmune disease like APS/SLE. They however, will continue testing for Lupus / APS over the next few weeks in order to confirm.

I am trying to ascertain the risks of falling pregnant again. And I was looking for a gynae who specialises in high risk pregnancies. I live on the East Rand / Johannesburg, but I'm willing to travel anywhere to get the best treatment!
Anika said that you were exceptionally happy with your gynae. Would you recommend him? If so, could you perhaps email me? acargen@acenet.co.za

Kind regards
Jackie Cargen

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Re : Anyone from South Africa??

Postby amillhouse » Fri Jul 28, 2006 05:18 pm

Hi, Nitasha:

I am so sorry for your loss. The four of us have had similar experiences - all in South Africa. I am going to e-mail you in hopes that the four of us can get connected. Please do have a look at the Grief and Loss Forum. I have gotten tremendous support there over the years and I am sure you will also. All the best to you.

Anika
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Re : Anyone from South Africa??

Postby nbaboolal » Mon Jul 31, 2006 02:54 am

quote:
Originally posted by amillhouse

Hi, Nitasha:

Thank You for your support, I will def look at the Forum . If you know of any good specialist in the Jhb area , please ff to me .

Keep in touch
Nitasha


I am so sorry for your loss. The four of us have had similar experiences - all in South Africa. I am going to e-mail you in hopes that the four of us can get connected. Please do have a look at the Grief and Loss Forum. I have gotten tremendous support there over the years and I am sure you will also. All the best to you.

Anika

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Re : Anyone from South Africa??

Postby micheles » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:36 am

Hi

I would also like to get in contact with other South African ladies who suffered from PE. Our baby boy Jaden were born still on 12/04 at 37weeks due to PE and Diabetes type 2.

I also suspect that I suffered from HELLP, not diagnosed however. I have requested all my lab tests, will receive it soon.

I would love to hear from anyone.

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