i have 2 healthy daughters but with both pregnancies i had preeclampsia. My first pregnancy
Post On Thursday, March 04, 2004 By Kasi
i have 2 healthy daughters but with both pregnancies i had preeclampsia. My first pregnancy was not as severve althought, the hypertension and increase in protien in the urine were present. I also began to have edema and weight gain from the edema in the last month that was severe. My second pregnancy was much worse. I had the above symptoms, plus i have the right sided pain about where my liver is. no one told me this was also a sign, I did not know myself until recently as i am doing some research as my daughter is now pregnant and starting to have headaches and her blood pressure is going up. I was on mag sulfate IV for both of the labors but with my second daughter they kept me on it for 4 days after delivery and would not allow me to breast feed. They also left the catheter in as well. It was a very difficult time, i tried to relax more and do things more cautiously than with my first to see if i could prevent it from happening again, even though the drs told me that the likeliness of having a second occurance was rare and unlikely. I was told in the end that i should seek genetic counseling should i want another child. Fortunately, 2 was all the children i wanted.. and i opted not to have any more. Now my concern is for my daughter who seems to be presenting with the same symptoms, and there doesnt seem to be any more information out here then there was 19 years ago.