Preeclampsia again and pregnancy

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Re: Preeclampsia again and pregnancy

Postby caryn » Tue Nov 05, 2013 03:41 pm

Welcome - I'm glad that you've found us. I agree with Lauren; I would also seek a consult with a team of maternal-fetal medicine specialists to hear how a potential pregnancy would be managed given your history.

Geographics are more challenging than I'd like with this condition - we've had posters in rural Wyoming who moved to Denver for the duration of a pregnancy to be close to specialists - but here is a link to help you look for a doc or a team of docs close to you: (I find searching by state helpful.)
Science! The articles you don't want to miss:
The Preeclampsia Puzzle (New Yorker) and Silent Struggle: A New Theory of Pregnancy (New York Times)
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DS Oscar born by emergent C-section at 34 weeks for fetal indicators, due to severe PE
DD Bridget born by C-section after water broke at 39 weeks after a healthy pregnancy

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Re: Preeclampsia again and pregnancy

Postby MomTimesThree » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:36 am

Welcome, I'm so sorry you faced pre-eclampsia in your first pregnancy. While no one has a crystal ball to predict the outcome of a subsequent pregnancy if your desire is to have another pregnancy I would search around another MFM (high risk doc) who can review your unique history and if it's your wish- chart a course for a future pregnancy- and you might seek a few different opinions.

Take good care,
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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Preeclampsia again and pregnancy

Postby csedlak1 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 04:57 pm


I had severe preeclampsia with twin boys at 32 weeks 5 days. It hit very hard after delivery with my blood pressure spiking at 200/110. I was in the ER for over a week after delivery. Fast forward 4 years later: I got pregnant naturally three months ago (the first time was with invitro) and I was advised by my doctor to terminate the pregnancy because I almost had a stroke the first time around. Needless to say, I was devastated, but took his advice. He told me after the procedure that he felt strongly I had made the right decision. I'm not so sure and feel guilt every day, especially since I would really like to have a third child. Are there any studies out there that are looking into a cure? I am almost 37 and feel time is running out. Is there nothing I can do? I am open to adoption but would like to make sure having a natural birth isn't an option for me.

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