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Thinking about #3!

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Thinking about #3!

Postby julieb » Thu Apr 19, 2012 07:24 am

by julieb (364 Posts), Thu Apr 19, 2012 07:24 am

I cannot believe that we are actually thinking about going for #3! There is a huge part of me that thinks we should just stop while we are ahead, we are so lucky to have two healthy kids at this point and I wonder if our good luck has run out?? I saw my MFM and he said that other people might see it that it is our turn for some good luck, that was an interesting perspective :) We consider ourselves very lucky that my son is healthy and that I made it to 36 weeks with our daughter without any PE! My concern at this point is that my BP is higher than it was before TTC #2. I guess I want everything to be exactly the same since my pregnancy went much better that time around. Anyone with CHTN have any insight for me? What were your pressures at the beginning of pregnancy and how did the pregnancy go? Thank you!
Mason 5/17/07 28w6d 1lb 10oz Severe PE and IUGR
Makenna 4/24/10 36w1d 4lb 8oz PIH but no PE!!! (On Lovenox, Labetalol, Folic Acid and Synthroid)
#3 due 3/10/13...Lovenox, LDA, Labetalol, Synthroid and Folic Acid...praying for another PE free pregnancy!
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Re: Thinking about #3!

Postby MomTimesThree » Fri Apr 20, 2012 07:01 pm

by MomTimesThree (570 Posts), Fri Apr 20, 2012 07:01 pm

I don't, but I just wanted to chime in that I really like your MFM's optimistic perspective!! That's so cool.

Wish you the best either way! :)
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w
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Re: Thinking about #3!

Postby frogibe » Sun Apr 22, 2012 08:14 pm

by frogibe (327 Posts), Sun Apr 22, 2012 08:14 pm

I don't have any answers but wish I did. I too had pe in my first not my second and wonder what would happen with a third. Hopefully someone will have a better answer.
Jennifer(27) Chronic Hypertensive
mommy to Kelsie born 1-10-10 from severe pre-e and HELLP at 28wks.
grew her wings on 2-14-10 due to NEC.
and to Josephine born 8-4-11 at 35wks. due to low amniotic fluid, but PE and HELLP FREE!!!! I kicked PRE-E in the behind!!!!!
Surprise! We are expecting #3 in April 2013
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