by princesspurr (39 Posts), Fri Jul 15, 2011 08:22 am
Thanks! I also used to run aftertheloss.com, so some people might remember me from that. Right now if just redirects to this site because it got to be a little to much for me to maintain.
I have a mthfr gene mutation, not sure which one... But the doc said no hormonal birth control for me, so I don't know if that narrows it down. I have no history of high blood pressure other then when I had preeclampsia. My mom did not have preeclampsia but she did have a very hard time getting pregnant (10 years of trying). My Grandmother swelled really bad when she had my dad, they thought they were going to loss her. She said she had to take epson salt and stay on bedrest at the end. Soooo that kind of sounds like preeclampisa to me.
To make this more interesting new husband and ex are totally opposite. Ex was on anti-depressants, new hubby is on blood pressure meds... ex was english/irish/german... new is puerto rican... ex was a year older, new hubby is two years younger, ex did physical work, new hubby is a post office supervisor. So if the daddy has anything to do with it we are in a whole new world.
My first pregnancy was so easy until 24 weeks, which scares me. The preeclampsia came out of no where and got bad fast. I went to every doc appointment... had every test I was supposed to have done done, didn't eat or drink anything I wasn't supposed to while pregnant, never missed a vitamin... so needless to say I'm very scared.
Is an MFM the same as a perinatal doc? I know me OBGYN said I would be seeing one of those if I were to get pregnant. I also have IBS... so I don't know if that has anything effect on anything.
Thank you for the advice, I really want to figure this out so I can be successful this time. It is so hard to watch everyone else have babies so easily and me have to explain to the new hubby why if I get pregnant it is going to be different... I don't want a baby shower until after the baby is home safe, I'm not going to be super excited I'm going to be totally focused on what ever the doc tells me to do and caution.
Val (32) & Carlos (30)
Married: April 29th 2011
Veronica Rosina, 11/25/2004-11/27/2004
Born at 26.5 weeks because of severe preeclampsia (doc says I was on my way to HELLP but not there yet)