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by catherine
Sun Dec 05, 2010 08:42 am
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Recently survived HELLP, baby in NICU
Replies: 10
Views: 3485

Re: Recently survived HELLP, baby in NICU

Welcome to the forums, and congratulations of the safe arrival of your little boy. I thought that I'd give you a little "tour" of what we have here so that as things progress you'll know who to talk to, * so to type :) *. We have a "preemies forum" where you'll find lots of folk who are very expert ...
by catherine
Sun Dec 05, 2010 08:15 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: 36 weeks, feeling off and a bit yeuk!
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: 36 weeks, feeling off and a bit yeuk!

I've been where you are with my last pregnancy, "disturbingly" healthy for most of it! Despite this, I still worried ALL THE TIME! Looking back, I wonder why my employers even paid me because I was surely phoning-it-in! I also managed to frighten myself with some symptoms reminiscent of my previous ...
by catherine
Wed Dec 01, 2010 09:20 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Tell me that's just a fluke
Replies: 8
Views: 890

Re: Tell me that's just a fluke

One answer that you won't love is that you are beginning to see "labile" pressures. Essentially, the mechanisms holding your BP under control are beginning to fail somewhat and consequently you are starting to observe occasional "spikes". Should your disease continue to progress, you'll find that yo...
by catherine
Mon Nov 22, 2010 08:46 am
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Molars-Updated
Replies: 2
Views: 1700

Re: Molars-Updated

We've just gone through 4 rounds of infection in our house, all the kids and me. Everyone presented the same, fever and sore throat. It wasn't until I had to pick the last kid up from the school nurse that it dawned on me that perhaps a throat swab was in order.... yeah, Strep. Obviously we all had ...
by catherine
Mon Nov 22, 2010 08:43 am
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Elevated Liver Enzymes 16 mo. PP
Replies: 3
Views: 2086

Re: Elevated Liver Enzymes 16 mo. PP

I think that she's far enough away from her preeclampsia/HELLP experience that her elevated liver enzymes can't be a direct result of it, especially if they went back down after she was sick. I think it does warrant serious followup though. Has she asked her OB for some advice re: an appropriate ref...
by catherine
Thu Nov 18, 2010 09:07 am
Forum: Ask an Administrator
Topic: *sticky*/top posts back?
Replies: 2
Views: 2522

Re: *sticky*/top posts back?

It is possible that I managed to "sticky" that post for you Angie (or maybe not, in which case the mods taking care of the forum will sort it out). We're only just beginning to figure out where the "buttons" are and how to push them LOL! Clearly we're at a re-grouping phase and I assure you that we ...
by catherine
Wed Nov 17, 2010 09:58 pm
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: prevelancy of HELLP
Replies: 3
Views: 1407

Re: prevelancy of HELLP

About 10% of pregnancies are affected by hypertensive issues, about 5% will be complicated by preeclampsia. About 1% end up with HELLP syndrome. Not as uncommon as people think but I've met many OBs who had relatively small, low risk practices, who considered it extremely rare. I was fortunate that ...
by catherine
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: ANCA Associated Vasculitis & Still's Disease
Replies: 4
Views: 1838

Re: ANCA Associated Vasculitis & Still's Disease

While preeclampsia doesn't appear to trigger future autoimmune diseases, it tends to foreshadow them. The interaction between your immune system and pregnancy is complicated to begin with because the body has to accept a "non-self" component (aka the baby and placenta) for the nine months of pregnan...
by catherine
Sun Nov 14, 2010 09:32 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Tightening? UPDATED
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: Tightening?

Did you experience a lot of Braxton-HIcks contractions in your previous pregnancy? I was a big B&H girl and they came earlier and earlier with each pregnancy. I would swear that I could feel them as early as 18 weeks last time around... These usually aren't anything much to worry about if they aren'...
by catherine
Sun Nov 14, 2010 09:27 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: A fluke?
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: A fluke?

Yes, I think that it can be a "once-off", in the sense that each pregnancy is unique so you could end up with some random combination of genetics and/or implanation that hands you a winning ticket in the preeclampsia lottery. I've had three babies and delivered them at the exact same gestational age...

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