by lauradale (3 Posts), Mon Oct 15, 2012 09:43 am
I haven't posted on here in a while trying to not think about the possibility of PE coming back a second time. Well, while we decided over the summer we are going to try for #2, just this past week, my BP has been out of control. I am currently not pregnant and was rushed to the ER on Saturday for a BP of 160/100. Really scary! I know I have borderline BP normally after having my son with PE 5 years ago. Always had low BP then had him in 2007 and had 130's /80's. I talk to my MFM and they said it should be a big deal with the pregnancy they would just keep an eye on my pressures but that was before the 160/100s this weekend. Have a feeling he is going to tell me baby #2 is off the table...
Well, with my BP's being dangerously high for no reason at all, I might have to close that door to #2. I am completely and utterly devastated. We haven't had an easy road with my 5 year old. Although I love him more than anything he is a challenging child with behaviorial issues. We are working on these things with him, his doctors, and preschool teachers to help him. I kept going back and forth over the last year as to whether its even a good idea to have a second child with all the challenges we have with our son. Then we made up our mind this summer, we would go for #2. But now that it seems like my body is saying no, you can't have this baby, look at these high BPs.
So upset and dont' even know where to begin. I don't know if its worth the risk trying again now that I have these BP issues and a challenging child. I have been trying to do some research online to see if there are many women who have high BP not pregnant with a history of PE and then have healthy pregnancies or manageable PE. Just so torn right now. Just when we decided to go for this second baby I feel like I have been robbed of my opportunity....
She who gets up one more time than she falls, makes it through.... (author unknown)