Hi,Actually I'm looking for ways to prevent preeclampsia from happening again in subsequent pregnancy. My
Actually I'm looking for ways to prevent preeclampsia from happening again in subsequent pregnancy. My preeclampsia story began during my first pregnancy with my dear son in 2004. He died in the womb at 28 weeks. At that time I didn't know anything about preeclampsia. Then when I got pregnant again with my 2nd son in 2005, I was referred to a specialist. He prescribed me to take aspirin (not sure already the dose), and thanks God, hypertension and preeclampsia did not recur. I deliver my 2nd through c-section as the baby was in distress after long time in labor at 36 weeks (induced). The doctor induced me at 36 weeks as she was afraid my bp will shoot high at later stage. Then when I got pregnant with my 3rd son, I went to the same specialist, and again she prescribed me with aspirin as well. This time I also delivered at 36 weeks, but through vaginal delivery in 2006. It was not induced, just that I already had a strong contraction and had the bleeding discharge at 36 weeks. In 2008 I was pregnant again with my 4th, a son also. This time my doctor had moved hospitals, and it was not easy for me to reach her. So thinking that I already had 2 pregnancies without hypertension and preeclampsia, I thought this time would be a normal pregnancy, but I was wrong. At 32 weeks, my blood pressure went up high, and after doing a doppler scan, the doctor found out that the blood supply to baby had stopped. Hence I had to undergo an emergency C-section at 32 weeks, and my baby's weight was 1.1kg. He had to stay in NICU for 37 days. Now he is a happy, cute and healthy boy, age 1.2 years. I'm now 6 weeks pregnant with my 5th now. I'm looking for ways to prevent it besides aspirin. Of course I'll still have aspirin prescribed to me this time, just that there are studies that say aspirin doesn't really work to prevent hypertension or preeclampsia though it worked for me. I just want to be extra careful by doing more to ensure that it will not happen again this time.
I'm from Malaysia, age 38. I'm hoping that I'm carrying a girl this time...
After surviving a very traumatic first pregnancy with a nightmare delivery (30 hours of magnesium-induced hell, ending in an emergency c-section) and even more debilitating recovery, one would think I was DONE having children. Let's be ...