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Postby jama » Mon Aug 23, 2010 02:16 pm

by jama (4 Posts), Mon Aug 23, 2010 02:16 pm

I just came across this board! So glad I found it. My DS is 17.5 months old now. I had a multitude of issues during pregnancy, but the most frightening of all being BP issues. I have had diagnosed hypertension since 15 years old. Never medicated, but controlled with food and exercise. Once I hit 20 weeks in my pregnancy things went really south with my BP. I started lebatalol at this point, and continued to increase dosage through the remainder of my pregnancy. I think at the end I was taking 600mg 2x per day, maybe it was 3x a day (gee can't rememeber now!) I was induced at 37w6d due to Pre-E. I also developed a hematoma that required surgery immediately following delivery. All in all my experience was very traumatic for me. Now almost a year and a half later, I still remain on BP medicine, I am on norvasc now instead of lebatalol. I had to go on Zoloft for about 5 months because of the severe anxiety and depression I suffered as a result of my situation. I have been blessed with a happy and healthy child though, and realize how lucky I am to have him here and healthy!! I found this board as I started to do some searching about Pre-E risks with subsequent pregnancies. Part of me is TERRIFIED to TTC again because of the risks of something going wrong again. At any rate, hello, and glad I found this great board!!
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Re : New and Intro

Postby patty » Mon Aug 23, 2010 04:41 pm

by patty (667 Posts), Mon Aug 23, 2010 04:41 pm

Welcome Jamie, I am sorry you had such a terrible experience with your last pregnancy, many of us can relate. I am glad you found the forum too.
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Re : New and Intro

Postby sonja » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:50 pm

by sonja (5658 Posts), Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:50 pm

Welcome.

This is a great place to read up and realize that you are not alone.

My best advice to you in thinking about another pregnancy is to find a great MFM that you trust and educate yourself.

Take care.
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Re : New and Intro

Postby miamibunnie » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:55 pm

by miamibunnie (510 Posts), Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:55 pm

Jama welcome..and sorry to hear about your last pregnancy. This is great website, you will not be disappointed this place is just great.
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Re : New and Intro

Postby beth0277 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 04:45 pm

by beth0277 (158 Posts), Tue Aug 24, 2010 04:45 pm

Welcome! This board is great for support. I am 5 months post partum and have had horrible anxiety and health obsession since my pre-e so I can definitely relate. It was all very traumatic for me, as it is for a lot of women. Feel free to email me anytime!
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