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by laney_p
Tue Dec 22, 2015 01:53 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Confused about pre-e risk assessment
Replies: 29
Views: 9796

Re: Confused about pre-e risk assessment

Yeah, the ACOG guidelines recommend not pushing a preeclampsia patient past 37 weeks, so that's really standard. It's basically taking the preventative step of halting the process early, to hopefully mitigate the train continuing to run down the track and cause worse complications. Stick in there an...
by laney_p
Wed Dec 02, 2015 04:09 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: What do these results mean
Replies: 1
Views: 2219

Re: What do these results mean

Hey Rae, Sorry to hear what you are going through; it can be very difficult to have so many things that the doctors are watching. I'm not a doctor or a medical professional, but it looks like they've done a standard urine workup to look for traces of protein in your urine, which of course can be a s...
by laney_p
Wed Nov 11, 2015 04:23 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Confused about pre-e risk assessment
Replies: 29
Views: 9796

Re: Confused about pre-e risk assessment

Checking in: how are you doing these days? I know I and the other ladies would love an update!
by laney_p
Wed Nov 11, 2015 04:22 pm
Forum: Trying Again after Preeclampsia
Topic: Still grieving, yet ready to start a family...
Replies: 3
Views: 7987

Re: Still grieving, yet ready to start a family...

So sorry about your loss. It's something no family should have to experience. We're here if you need to talk, vent or just have a sympathetic shoulder. Yeah, the amount that we don't know about preventing preeclampsia in future pregnancies far outweighs the amount that doctors do know! But as jenh m...
by laney_p
Wed Nov 11, 2015 04:19 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Should I push for 37/38 week induction?
Replies: 4
Views: 2548

Re: Should I push for 37/38 week induction?

Keep us informed on how you are doing this week! We'll be hoping for the best outcome for you both.
by laney_p
Wed Nov 11, 2015 04:18 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: HELLP and Giftedness
Replies: 3
Views: 2432

Re: HELLP and Giftedness

Really interesting question! Neurodiversity and giftedness are two areas of research that are of particular interest to me on a personal level outside of working for PF. :) We do know that prenatal environment can have an impact on brain development, so it is not unreasonable to consider there might...
by laney_p
Mon Oct 26, 2015 06:19 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: 22 weeks & Confused/Scared
Replies: 9
Views: 2271

Re: 22 weeks & Confused/Scared

Definitely. Blood pressure naturally fluctuates, depending on a lot of factors, including what time of day it is, hormone levels, amount of physical activity, hydration level and other factors. Women can see a wide range in the postpartum period, so that is not unusual. Hope that helps to reassure y...
by laney_p
Mon Oct 26, 2015 05:48 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: 22 weeks & Confused/Scared
Replies: 9
Views: 2271

Re: 22 weeks & Confused/Scared

Yeah, unfortunately, it isn't uncommon for moms to still be seeing some spikes of high blood pressure, but she should be checking in at a doctor's appointment regularly until she begins to see her blood pressure grow more steady. And if her symptoms worsen, to get to emergency care.
by laney_p
Mon Oct 26, 2015 05:24 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: 22 weeks & Confused/Scared
Replies: 9
Views: 2271

Re: 22 weeks & Confused/Scared

So sorry to hear about what your sister is going through. Preeclampsia can start or continue for up to six weeks after the mom gives birth. It is also not unusual for a mom to continue to have high blood pressure for a few months or a year after her experience with preeclampsia. Is she still experie...
by laney_p
Mon Oct 05, 2015 02:21 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Struggling to move on after PE
Replies: 3
Views: 6853

Re: Struggling to move on after PE

Hey Sarah, So sorry for all that you have been through. Preeclampsia/HELLP survivors are at higher risk for psychological conditions like postpartum depression/anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder. You have been through an incredibly traumatic experience, and it may take some time to get feelin...

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