by youtan (1592 Posts), Mon May 02, 2005 01:45 pm
Hi Donna! Welcome to the website and forum! I read your post on Ask the Experienced and I'm glad that you made your way down the page to post here!
I'm the Group coordinator in KS as well as a moderator for the sections at the bottom of the page (Local Group moderator). Please feel free to email me with any questions.
My story: I had severe preE/HELLP with my 1st pregnancy. It was such a whirlwind because even tho' the docs knew what to expect with severe preE, I'm not sure that they had much experience with HELLP. We were very lucky to have made it through. But, my micropreemie (weighed 740g) is now 6!! My 2nd pregnancy was a long and drawn-out ordeal, never really knew if I was specifically diagnosed with preE because my protein was borderline, but my BPs were very high for several weeks such that I was on hopital bedrest for a month. I delivered at 34 wks because of decels (low baby heart rates), and oligo (very low amniotic fluid).
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Nathanial 3/6/99 HELLP 27 wks, 1lb 10oz
Jonathan 8/9/02 PIH/low fluid 34 wks, 4lb 8 oz