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Here we go.....

Postby frogibe » Sun Sep 23, 2012 01:29 pm

by frogibe (327 Posts), Sun Sep 23, 2012 01:29 pm

Well I found out I'm pregnant with number three and our last. Just hoping this one goes as smoothly or better than our second pregnancy. I will be posting quite a bit since it helps my sanity over the course of these crazy 8 months......I still can't believe I'm doing this again! I'm excited but just as nervous as I was last time. Any ladies have any input on third pregnancy outcomes? My doc says I now have a 20% of less of reoccurance....hoping I am the other 80%!
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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Re: Here we go.....

Postby angieb » Sun Sep 23, 2012 01:40 pm

by angieb (1192 Posts), Sun Sep 23, 2012 01:40 pm

Congratulations!

My doctors gave me the same odds for this pregnancy as they did for my second (about 12% chance of HELLP, 70% of pre-e), the verdict isn't in quite yet but last week I had a 24 hour urine of 700 mg (but bp is good, baby is growing well and easily passing NST's, so we'll see...they've done steroids just in case and I'm 32 weeks so at a good point.) Just from my observances around here, third pregnancies are almost more of a wild card than the second ones, especially for those of us that had it severe and/or early onset in the first. I'm almost 10 weeks farther than we made it the first time, but it definitely isn't going as smoothly as my last pregnancy (where I had GD, but no protein or pre-e or anything...this time I don't have GD but my protein is up..go figure.)

I have found that being pregnant with a toddler is freaking exhausting, but also nice, because it goes by sooooo fast and is so much easier emotionally (even with my drama, I'm a ton more chill about this than I was or could have been with Luke).

I hope you have a smooth and uneventful 9 months!
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: Here we go.....

Postby sam10 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 06:11 pm

by sam10 (1436 Posts), Sun Sep 23, 2012 06:11 pm

Congratulations! I hope you will have an easy pregnancy that will go by fast. I dont know much about odds on a third pregnancy, and would, as usual go by what your doctor says who can also assess your medical background. When are you due?
~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: Here we go.....

Postby olivejuice0806 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:17 am

by olivejuice0806 (64 Posts), Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:17 am

My third pregnancy was totally uneventful. But, she has a different Daddy than the first two. Which we all know changes your chances of having issues with PE/HELLP. My MFM this time told me it was practically statistically impossible for me to have issues with this pregnancy since I didn't with my 3rd. We will see.
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Baby #1 PE 11/3/1993 39 weeks 7lbs. 4oz.
Baby #2 Severe PE/HELLP 9/21/1999 31 weeks 4lbs. 2oz
Baby #3 Mild PE 6/1/2007 39 weeks 7lbs. 1oz.
Baby #4 PE 10/31/2012 37 weeks 6lbs. 11 oz.
Miscarriage 5/2010
Miscarriage 10/2011
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Re: Here we go.....

Postby julieb » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:39 am

by julieb (364 Posts), Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:39 am

Congratulations!! I also cannot believe that we decided to go through all of this for a 3rd time but my doctor gave me pretty good odds of avoiding PE but said I will most likely have BP issues later on at some point. So far so good, although I am about to hit the 20 week mark when things started going crazy with #1 so I am getting nervous!! I just keep reminding myself that it will all be worth it in the end :) I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy!
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: Here we go.....

Postby frogibe » Tue Sep 25, 2012 09:16 pm

by frogibe (327 Posts), Tue Sep 25, 2012 09:16 pm

Thanks ladies. It's great to hear I am not the only totally crazy lady who said sure why not number 3? lol! First step is to make it to my first appointment next Thursday and just hope for a healthy heartbeat and viable pregnancy. I feel like something is very wrong ( call me crazy) but I do not feel pregnant. I feel totally normal no symptoms at all....makes me a bit worried. I felt pregnant from the get go with both of my girls.
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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Postby mychaelelaine » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:55 pm

by mychaelelaine (195 Posts), Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:55 pm

Congrats!!
10/17/2011 ~ Mychael Elaine was born sleeping. We miss and will always love you!
9/16/2012 ~ Michael Leon was born, God is so good! Severe pre-e again, induced at 34 weeks, c-section due to baby's heart decelerating with each contraction. 1 week in NICU. I'm done! :)
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Postby cmccaffrey » Thu Sep 27, 2012 08:03 pm

by cmccaffrey (458 Posts), Thu Sep 27, 2012 08:03 pm

Congrats! Hoping for a healthy and happy PE free pregnancy!
Christa (25) & J (26)
Mommy to:
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!

learn more about our story... http://tinyurl.com/7a979vy
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Re: Here we go.....

Postby angieb » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:26 pm

by angieb (1192 Posts), Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:26 pm

olivejuice0806 wrote:My third pregnancy was totally uneventful. But, she has a different Daddy than the first two. Which we all know changes your chances of having issues with PE/HELLP. My MFM this time told me it was practically statistically impossible for me to have issues with this pregnancy since I didn't with my 3rd. We will see.


A doctor that said "practically statistically impossible" would actually make me more nervous, I think. Look at Michelle Duggar. But I hope in your case they are right.
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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