by shydee (2 Posts), Thu Jan 13, 2011 02:46 pm
I developed HELLP with my daughter in June 2009. I haven't even seen most of my lab work (anything that was done in the hospital, triage or admitted) but I'm pretty sure I was still class 3 when I started having liver pain and was rushed into surgery to deliver my daughter. I was diagnosed with PIH at 27 weeks, with Pre-e at 29 weeks (and admitted to the hospital), and my daughter was born on June 19 at 29w4d weighing 3lbs 7.5oz. She spent 5 1/2 weeks in the NICU and came home a healthy little girl and has barely even had a cold since. I recovered almost immediately and was off my BP meds in 3 weeks. I haven't even seen a doctor since my pp visit at 7 weeks. I know we are both very very lucky.
So now I have new health insurance and have a new family doctor. I saw him once many years ago but none of it had to do with pre-e or hellp. I want to discuss these with my doctor but not sure where to start. I plan to have another child within the next 2 or so years and want to get prepared for that. I also just want to start figuring out what long-term health issues might come up because of all of this. I know a lot of that is still being researched but I would love any advice or input you all have. Thank you!
Mommy to Madelyn Sarah born at 29 weeks due to HELLP 6.19.09