Wow! Have a living baby....

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Re: Wow! Have a living baby....

Postby joker » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:11 pm

Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you!
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Abigail-born still June 29, 2007; PE/HELLP @ 18 weeks
Alison-4/17/2009; PE/HELLP @ 34 weeks

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Re: Wow! Have a living baby....

Postby rebecca2 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 06:12 pm

I'm a little late chiming in here, but Congratulations!!!! So happy for you!
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baby girl Addison 3/11/09-3/11/09 (severe preeclampsia 26w5d)
baby boy Aden 5/25/10 (35w6d low amniotic fluid)
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Re: Wow! Have a living baby....

Postby jules2 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 02:51 pm

Thanks to everyone for their messages - I am still quite overwhelmed one week on.

I took low dose aspirin, calcium / Vit D supplements and folic acid 5mg - all from 12 weeks. Its hard to know whether these made any difference or if things would have gone very different this time whatever I had done (I suspect the latter).

By the way, I am 39 years old, have chronic kidney disease and had very severe PE in my first pregnancy starting around 25 weeks. So even if a lot seems to be against you, I think there are large chance factors and it can go very much better the next time.

If anyone wants to see photos please contact me on facebook - Julia Critchley, Newcastle-upon Tyne, UK
May 2009 - Alice stillborn at 26 weeks due to severe PE and HELLP post-partum

2 early miscarriages

And then 4th pregnancy baby girl due 29th December 2010! Born safely after totally normal pregnancy on 17th December.

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Re: Wow! Have a living baby....

Postby miamibunnie » Fri Dec 24, 2010 06:51 am

Congrats Jules.....I wish things will go the same for me. So far I feel great but will be almost 2 months. Jules did they put you on any meds?
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Lisette 36 / Luis 36
1996 25 weeker due to Eclampsia with seizures daughter alive today 15 yrs old " Julyzah Caridad"
2010 23 weeker due to severe preeclampsia my angel left us

2011/27/July we beat preeclampsia and made it to 36.5 weeks 6lbs 1oz baby girl "Kendall Lauren " pe-free just bp started acting up.
Thanks to God, my doctor, Lovenox and Lda.

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Re: Wow! Have a living baby....

Postby susheli » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:27 am

Dear Jules,
I am so happy for you! Congratulations!

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Re: Wow! Have a living baby....

Postby sarab » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:51 am

Jules, your post brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations!! I am just thrilled for you.
Sara (30), DH (32)

Maggie (7), 29w 2d due to severe preeclampsia
Logan (5), 32w, 6d due to severe preeclampsia and HELLP

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Re: Wow! Have a living baby....

Postby sam10 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 09:12 pm

Congratulations! Happy to hear the good news!
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
H (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
M (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE

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Re: Wow! Have a living baby....

Postby kerisue » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:10 pm

Image A big welcome to Alice's little sister Rachel. I'm so glad she had safe passage. Congratulations Jules. Here's to a swift recovery for you!
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born June 2010 @ 24 wks. gestation due to my severe PE and CHF
lived 25 days, loved and missed

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Re: Wow! Have a living baby....

Postby tree » Mon Dec 20, 2010 08:01 pm

Congrats and welcome Rachel!!
Daughter born April 2009 at 35 weeks due to Class 1 HELLP

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