TTC #3 after Pre-eclampsia?

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  1. Ashley8806

    Ashley8806 Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone! I am in the process of finding out if I'm expecting after a birth control mix-up, but most likely AF is starting. So it has gotten me thinking, and I originally didn't want baby #3, but with this whole "scare" going on, I got so excited and my feelings changed completely. I have a bit of a history, with DD#1 I had pregnancy induced hypertension. It was controlled by medication, but the day I went in for my C-section (breech baby), my b/p was sky high and they suspected pre-eclampsia, but never tested any further as we were going in for C-section anyway. With DD#2, my b/p was perfect. Nothing real exciting went on this pregnancy, lost weight rather than gained, but other than that was a pretty good, healthy pregnancy. Then one day at work I began getting pains in the UR part of my belly, went to hospital b/c pain was getting worse, and my b/p was 208/128, and my liver enzymes were high. They suspected it was pre-eclampsia / HELP syndrome. I was 35 w 4 days, and ended up with a C-section and she was in the NICU for 10 days.

    ANYWAYS, lol, after that long story my point is.... I think I'm ready to try for baby #3, and hubby says he will do whatever I want to do as far as have another or not. I'm just scared. Is anyone else trying after complications? I guess I'm just scared to test fate, even though after having DD#2 the dr's told me I would be fine to have another, they will just monitor me closely.

    Thanks in advance ladies :flower:
     
  2. AdibaB

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    I had preeclampsia when I was pregnant with my first, he was born 6 weeks early and is fine (He's 11 now) My second pregnancy I didn't get preeclampsia, but I had placental abruption and bleeding off and on, I was told my conditions from my first pregnancy had nothing to do with the other. Not sure how much that would help you.
     
  3. Ashley8806

    Ashley8806 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your reaponse :) just tryong to get others opinions.
     
  4. Destiny08

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    i had pre-eclampsia with my first...and though I'd been saying i had it since about 35 weeks when i swelled up so much i could barely walk, they didnt see it until i was in labour, so they induced me :)
    im trying for number 2. I'm not too worried about it, since when you have a history, they do keep a closer eye on you so they'll probably be able to spot it quickly!
     
  5. Ashley8806

    Ashley8806 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I'm just scared of another nicu baby earlier this time. Best of luck to you!
     
  6. Ashley8806

    Ashley8806 Well-Known Member

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    Just thought I'd bump this up to see if anyone else has anything to add :) We are thinking of trying in November, just trying to get my cycles back to regular, or at least ovulate b/c never really had a full AF. Argh! Thanks in advance ladies :flower:
     

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