by kvirl (13 Posts), Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:44 am
I don't think so. I just met with my perinatologist on Friday and she indicated that PE can be just as devastating to the body/baby as HELLP. She said that everyone thinks HELLP is a severe form of PE, which it is, but it can also occur outside of PE, on its own. Therefore, you ultimately could have a severe form of PE that is not HELLP but just as dangerous to the body/baby.
So, what I came away with from that visit: you don't want either PE or HELLP.
I'm sorry you had HELLP twice. I'm thinking about trying again after one HELLP/placental abruption/loss baby experience and am trying to remain non-anxious.