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by alexis
Wed Aug 01, 2012 08:32 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Anyone here or anyone you know had preeclampsia with twins?
Replies: 3
Views: 1071

Re: Anyone here or anyone you know had preeclampsia with twi

I am so sorry for your loss. Preeclampsia is more common in multiple pregnancies. One of our moderators here had eclampsia with her twins and had a healthy subsequent pregnancy. Amongst the other mothers of multiples I know, most did not develop preeclampsia again in subsequent pregnancies; however,...
by alexis
Wed Jul 25, 2012 07:22 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: New Here! PIH - induce? WDYT?
Replies: 9
Views: 1927

Re: New Here! PIH - induce? WDYT?

There was a study called HYPITAT that suggested that there was no benefit to expectant management of gestational hypertension and mild preeclampsia past 37 weeks--delivery results in better outcomes. Based on that, many OBs have been inducing (or repeat-sectioning) for hypertension or PE at 37 weeks...
by alexis
Sat Jul 21, 2012 09:26 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: HELP! pre-e w/good blood and urine @ 36 weeks?
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: HELP! pre-e w/good blood and urine @ 36 weeks?

It's a little confusing here, because the official definition of PE involves protein, you're right. But chronic hypertension throws a wrench into it--and IME they watch very carefully for any upward trend or symptoms as this may be a strong sign that you're developing superimposed preeclampsia. As a...
by alexis
Thu Jul 19, 2012 04:36 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: New and pretty overwhelmed
Replies: 34
Views: 9078

Re: New and pretty overwhelmed

Also, you are never wasting anyone's time by posting here--we're always happy to help when we can, even if it may only be support and reassurance!
by alexis
Tue Jul 17, 2012 09:28 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Probably unrealistic but... vbac? Anxiety is killing me.
Replies: 20
Views: 4153

Re: Probably unrealistic but... vbac? Anxiety is killing me.

It's not so much that a CS is a given with preeclampsia--it may be indicated but not necessarily. (I had a no labor CS For my first because the preeclampsia had put the baby into distress.) The issue is that it's really hard to induce a VBAC, and you can never count on it being a possibility. So eve...
by alexis
Sun Jul 15, 2012 05:52 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Probably unrealistic but... vbac? Anxiety is killing me.
Replies: 20
Views: 4153

Re: Probably unrealistic but... vbac? Anxiety is killing me.

I would also suggest speaking to your doctor and a therapist. As well as counseling, there is anti-anxiety medication that can be taken during pregnancy if you are not doing so already. A consultation with an anesthesiologist might also be helpful. They generally don't want to use GA unless they rea...
by alexis
Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: New and pretty overwhelmed
Replies: 34
Views: 9078

Re: New and pretty overwhelmed

Formula supplementation is a bone of contention. It can get very tricky, IMO; with my first, I believe supplementation was correct (her bili numbers went up when we slowed down on supplementation and my milk supply turned out to be nonexistent) but that it was initially not done for the right reason...
by alexis
Fri Jul 13, 2012 06:09 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: New and pretty overwhelmed
Replies: 34
Views: 9078

Re: New and pretty overwhelmed

ABO incompatibility is an issue for me (I am O+, DH is AB-, so I am guaranteed an incompatible baby). Both of my children have been jaundiced; both were born by CS without labor. I haven't heard that PE is a risk factor, but prematurity absolutely is. My first was worse, but she was earlier and I wa...
by alexis
Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: New and pretty overwhelmed
Replies: 34
Views: 9078

Re: New and pretty overwhelmed

I should add (poor communication is my rage issue so I am very strong about it) that if you don't want to switch, or don't feel your options offer a good alternative, you can and should have a conversation with your OB about this. Be calm, don't go on the attack, but emphasize that you don't feel co...

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