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8 weeks pregnant today!

Postby l412angel » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:28 am

by l412angel (1746 Posts), Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:28 am

Hi everyone! I am back. Some of you may remember me! at 6 weeks pregnant I was diagnosed with a Sub chronic Hemorrhage (blood clot in uterus) It was under 2in. I did bleed with it just for bit and went in for an ultrasound and baby was doing great. I do have factor V any correlation? Anyone experience SCH? I of course can't help but wonder if this is a precursor to how my pregnancy is going to go. That and my baseline at 7 weeks was 152 and with my son who I did not get PE with it was 62. :(
Laura Angel (Factor V Leiden)
Mommy to Cara Angel 2LBS 11OZ 16 IN. Born at 30 weeks due to Severe PE & HELLP.
"My life went with you sweetheart the day angels called you home"

Our Rainbow Baby Carter born March 5 2011 7lbs 7oz 20.5in 36 weeks 4days PE FREE

Baby #3 due June 2012
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Re: 8 weeks pregnant today!

Postby amallison » Mon Nov 19, 2012 07:48 am

by amallison (20 Posts), Mon Nov 19, 2012 07:48 am

I am now 12 weeks along with my second after severe HELLP with first. At 8 weeks I was diagnosed with a SCH. I have not been back for a scan, so I don't know how things are going with it. I have not had a bleed yet, but I am worried about it. I would have liked to start out with less drama from the beginning, but I have no control over things like this, so I'm trying to be as calm and accepting as can be.

It's hard for us HELLP mamas to be calm about anything.
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Re: 8 weeks pregnant today!

Postby frogibe » Mon Nov 19, 2012 07:54 am

by frogibe (327 Posts), Mon Nov 19, 2012 07:54 am

Horray Laura! Happy 8 weeks! As you know and I know there is no way to know for sure what our pregnancy outcomes will be. I don't think that having the SCH will be a precursor to how your pregnancy will go. And as you know having had a healhy pregnancy with Carter only gives you better chances this time for the same outcome! But with that said, all of of who have gotten as sick as we have are scared silly and nervous and read into every symptom....Hang in there mommy!
Jennifer(30) 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 added a third baby girl, Amelia born on 4-26-2013 at 36.4 wks. via scheduled c-section. PRE-free!
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Re: 8 weeks pregnant today!

Postby olivejuice0806 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 05:21 pm

by olivejuice0806 (64 Posts), Mon Nov 19, 2012 05:21 pm

I had SCH with baby #4, and did have PE at the very end, but no HELLP, and baby boy is perfectly fine. I had never had an SCH before, but we had lots of first with his pregnancy! An SCH, a low lying placenta, and at the end I had low amniotic fluid. In other words, every pregnancy, just like every child, is different.
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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
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Re: 8 weeks pregnant today!

Postby sam10 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 06:24 pm

by sam10 (1443 Posts), Mon Nov 19, 2012 06:24 pm

Congratulations! Keeping my fingers crossed for another uneventful pregnancy!
~Julija (40)
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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: 8 weeks pregnant today!

Postby angieb » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:07 pm

by angieb (1192 Posts), Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:07 pm

Congrats Laura!

I had a SCH with Matthew, no pre-e though I did get really swollen and spilled protein (like 700ish mg)...but we made it to 37 wks and my bp and everything stayed stable.
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: 8 weeks pregnant today!

Postby » Tue Nov 20, 2012 09:52 am

by (478 Posts), Tue Nov 20, 2012 09:52 am

Congrats to you!!! I am almost 30 weeks now and never imagined all the emotions that come with being pregnant again!! I have been both terrified and thrilled. So far so good. I wish you a healthy uneventful pregnancy!!! :)
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

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