by manalc (104 Posts), Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:03 am
Suze, welcome! I am pg with my second now and I see a perinatologist, which is the specialist that is recommended on these boards I believe. He is a great dr so far. I am almost 13 weeks, and he says i have a 1 in 5 chance of getting PE/HELLP again (I got it at 30 weeks suddenly also with DS) I am also taking low dose aspirin bc he said he's seen success with it and second pregnancies without PE. I don't know that you should feel guilty for wanting another baby. My SIL had a second baby after a perfectly normal first pg. Her second was born at 27 weeks for no reason that they could see. I think things can happen no matter what your history, but now that htye do know your history, a peri can be extra careful. Mine said he will see me once a week starting 24 weeks to monitor any signs of onset of PE, plus do an extra u/s to monitor for growth retardation. Good luck! where in TO did you deliver? i'm going to be out of north york general.
Mommy to baby boy Adam, born at 30 weeks 1 day -- preeclampsia/HELLP. 2 lbs 2 oz. Almost a year old now!