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Preeclampisa with 3rd pregnancy?

Postby BriBri89 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 02:47 pm

by BriBri89 (1 Posts), Fri Mar 21, 2014 02:47 pm

Hi, my name is Bri. I found out, 6 months after my second son was born we are pregnant with our 3rd! and im terrified of getting preeclampsia again. My first was born 3 years ago. Around 32 weeks I started swelling and my blood pressure started slowly going up but never had any protein found. I felt completely fine but was being closely monitored. After my blood pressure got to 150/90's at 37 weeks. I went to the ER and my blood pressure was up and there was protein in my urine, so I was induced that night and my son was delivered the next day by c section. He was completely healthy... but after he was born I spent a week in the hospital with my blood pressure spiking to 215/140. It finally returned to normal 3 weeks after my son was born. When my son turned 2 we decided we wanted another. I had a very easy pregnancy with no preeclampsia. My blood pressure stayed 110s/70s or less until the last last weeks it went to 120/80. I felt very lucky to have such an easy pregnancy and we decided we were happy with 2 boys we had and didn't want anymore. Well very unexpectedly but happily found out we were pregnant again only 6 months after my second was born! Im now 22 weeks pregnant with my 3rd son. So far everything is going great! I was wondering if anyone had a normal pregnancy after preeclampsia and then got it again. or if theres less of a chance of preeclampsia after a normal pregnancy. I just feel like im waiting for it to happen again and theres no way I can get lucky twice and not got it :/ Thanks for any help or advice :))
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Re: Preeclampisa with 3rd pregnancy?

Postby MomTimesThree » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:47 am

by MomTimesThree (563 Posts), Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:47 am

I'm not sure about specific odds regarding pre-eclampsia skipping a pregnancy- but I think a great sign that your second went well- pre-eclampsia is more common in a first pregnancy.

There is also some indication that closely spacing children after pre-eclampsia can be a protective factor- there are have been some posts on the subject which you can find using the forum search.

Best,
Lauren
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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