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Group Therapy for Preclampsia surviviors

Postby baylor » Wed Dec 08, 2010 09:15 pm

by baylor (26 Posts), Wed Dec 08, 2010 09:15 pm

Hey guys,
I'm an LPC or a psychotherapist if you please. I'm wondering if any of you have ever gone to a preclampsia support group/therapy group. As a preclampsia survivior myself, and a poster here for a while, I would love to lead a group like that in my practice. I think it would have helped me if I had ever been offered such a thing. However, I was wondering if any of you have ever gone to such a group and if so have you found it helpful? If you haven't gone to one, do you think it would have been helpful if you had? Feel free to PM/ email me your experiences or thoughts.
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Re: Group Therapy for Preclampsia surviviors

Postby sam10 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 03:07 pm

by sam10 (1437 Posts), Thu Dec 09, 2010 03:07 pm

If I had found such a group in my area, I would have joined to see if it could help me cope with PE. Instead I started individual therapy and a babyloss group to cope with my situation.
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Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


Our pain has been put into words, placed into empty cradles, to remember that all our babies lived, that they mattered and always will. - Field of Cradles http://www.fieldofcradles.org/
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Re: Group Therapy for Preclampsia surviviors

Postby cmccaffrey » Thu Dec 09, 2010 07:07 pm

by cmccaffrey (458 Posts), Thu Dec 09, 2010 07:07 pm

If there were one in my area I would definitely be interested!
Christa (25) & J (26)
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Mason born 10.11.10 @ 30+3 wks due to Severe Pre-E. Only lived 2.5 days
Noah born 2.1.12 @ 38 weeks thanks to lots of doctors visits, LDA, Lovenox and no preeclampsia!

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Re: Group Therapy for Preclampsia surviviors

Postby angieb » Thu Dec 09, 2010 07:16 pm

by angieb (1192 Posts), Thu Dec 09, 2010 07:16 pm

I don't think that a purely pre-e support group would be very helpful for me. I belong to an infant loss support group and we have many women who lost babies to pre-e and HELLP and I do find that helpful to talk to them especially. It's just that having pre-e but walking away with a healthy baby at the end, and losing your baby because of this disease, are two totally different worlds, and I'm not sure it would mesh well in a support group environment.
Me (29) DH (30)
#1-Olivia Caetlyn-9-28-09-9-28-09, 23+2 wks, emergency classic c-section, class I HELLP, IUGR
#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
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Re: Group Therapy for Preclampsia surviviors

Postby rebeccac » Thu Dec 09, 2010 09:18 pm

by rebeccac (761 Posts), Thu Dec 09, 2010 09:18 pm

I went to a "therapist" (don't remember her exact title) at my OB's office after DS was born because I was having difficulty with my emotions and all that happened to me and my son. She had never heard of HELLP syndrome! She worked in the OB's office for crying out loud. That is why I came here to the PF. Group therapy would be great but you have to track down so many people in one location to make it worthwhile.
Rebecca, DS born by emergency c-section at 35 weeks in '06 due to pre-e and Class 1 HELLP
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Re: Group Therapy for Preclampsia surviviors

Postby l412angel » Wed Dec 29, 2010 08:50 pm

by l412angel (1746 Posts), Wed Dec 29, 2010 08:50 pm

Is there somewhere you can look for such groups in your area? I am in IL and would love to attend one!
Laura Angel (Factor V Leiden)
Mommy to Cara Angel 2LBS 11OZ 16 IN. Born at 30 weeks due to Severe PE & HELLP.
"My life went with you sweetheart the day angels called you home"

Our Rainbow Baby Carter born March 5 2011 7lbs 7oz 20.5in 36 weeks 4days PE FREE

Baby #3 due June 2012
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Re: Group Therapy for Preclampsia surviviors

Postby sam10 » Sat Jan 01, 2011 06:06 pm

by sam10 (1437 Posts), Sat Jan 01, 2011 06:06 pm

The contact information for our baby loss group was given to us by the NICU social workers. The hospital website also listed the group and how to contact it. Otherwise you could call your insurance or try to google it.
~Julija (40)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


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Re: Group Therapy for Preclampsia surviviors

Postby celticepona » Sun Jan 02, 2011 09:06 pm

by celticepona (1273 Posts), Sun Jan 02, 2011 09:06 pm

This board has served as my PE Survivor Group Therapy for almost seven years! LOL. A real face to face group would be nice. The overall ignorance of PE I have found in my general area I find to be alarming. (That is why I drive an hour one way to go to my peri.) :)
Amy. DH Rich.
Emily born 04/01/04 @ 37 weeks. 5.bs 15 oz. Severe PE. Strict leftside bedrest 3 weeks before delivery, 2 weeks postpartum. Postpartum PE.
Isabelle born 04/19/08 @ 37 weeks. 6lbs 9 oz. PE. Under care of high risk peri and bp meds throughout preg.
IT'S A GIRL! Faith Michelle" due 06/18/11. Under care of high risk peri. On Aldomet for bps and antinausea meds.
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