by whereowhere (56 Posts), Mon Aug 19, 2013 03:48 am
Hi, I agree too that you should try to consult with an MFM who is very familiar with PE. I have come to realize that though PE is a very scary disease, and of course very risky, with self monitoring, and monitoring closely by good doctors, they are very able to do something that would at least save your life. I think the risk of losing your life to PE is quite low and though you may be at risk for getting preeclampsia it may show up or it may not.
I was given a 60 % chance of recurrence of PE after my last pregnancy where I lost my dear twins at 21 weeks. They gave me those percentages because I had developed preeclampsia almost the earliest you can develop it. That was a BAD pregnancy for me, and I had an ectopic pregnancy and a miscarriage before that loss, so it seemed my chances were very low of having a healthy pregnancy. Yet, just as happens with quite a few people on here, I am going on to have had a healthy pregnancy. I have had no signs of preeclampsia! I am 34 and 1/2 weeks and will deliver by C-section in only 17 days. I think what they say about all pregnancies being different can be very true. You compare this pregnancy and my last and they are night and day!
I must say, when you mentioned your baby's heartbeat, my heart just quickened. I would encourage you to allow nature to take it's course and not to try to decide something like termination for your body or for the one you are carrying.
Lost my beautiful boy & girl twins at 21 weeks to severe preeclampsia-2012
Mommy & Daddy will love you forever my sweet babies!
Pregnant again, due September 26, 2013. Praying for a pre-e free pregnancy.
Delivered a healthy baby girl at exactly 37 weeks, pre-e free! Had some hypertension post-partum but resolved with BP meds.
C-section planned for September 5, 2013 at exactly 37 weeks.