by whereowhere (56 Posts), Thu Feb 21, 2013 04:08 pm
Hi, I am only 9 weeks today with my new pregnancy. If my last pregnancy pre-e had not been discovered by seeing the doc the day I did, I would have likely died, and not only my twins. My husband would have lost us all. By the time they found I had pre-e, I was starting to go towards HELLP. I know I had a close call for my own life as the mother. What helped me decide to try again was to realize that I am more likely to die in a car crash than to die from pre-e especially if I am self-monitoring carefully and being closely monitored by an MFM. She also reassured me my risk is low if being closely monitored. I know that I still get in the car everyday even just to buy some milk. Why would I not go into a pregnancy where I could possibly have a beautiful baby? That is how I remind myself to try not to be afraid. Although, we'll see how I feel when I am closer to the risky time, around 20 weeks! But, at least this time I will be extremely vigilant, whereas last time I did not even know what preeclampsia was. I hope you are doing well, and feeling a lot less scared these days. Update us if you can.
Lost my beautiful boy & girl twins at 21 weeks to severe preeclampsia-2012
Mommy & Daddy will love you forever my sweet babies!
Pregnant again, due September 26, 2013. Praying for a pre-e free pregnancy.
Delivered a healthy baby girl at exactly 37 weeks, pre-e free! Had some hypertension post-partum but resolved with BP meds.
C-section planned for September 5, 2013 at exactly 37 weeks.