I'm so sorry you are dealing with fear and uncertainty at this time. Unfortunately preeclampsia/ HELLP syndrome often robs us of the joy of a normal pregnancy.
If I were in your wife's shoes, I would try to get a referral to a MFM ASAP to ask how this pregnancy should be managed (and to get a better idea of what the risks are based on your wife's medical history). https://www.smfm.org. MFMs have more experience with high risk pregnancies, and tend to see the more complicated cases.
Also I would talk to your OB about the possibility of taking baby aspirin: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforc ... medication
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I am scared to death. My wife had HELLP sydrome at 20 weeks in my first pregnancy and lost my son. She had preeclampsia in second pregnancy starting at 26 weeks. Fortunately she was able to make it to 30 weeks before delivering my beautiful daughter who is healthy mostly with some very minor issues. I have had 3 doctors told her not to get pregnant again. She was supposed to start BC next week. We are both so stupid and we know it. She is pregnant and we are torn because as much as we would love to have another child I don't know that it's possible without some very serious life threatening risks for her and the child. We have a huge decision to make and both options make me completely sick. On one hand I could use my wife and child. On the other hand I hate thinking about abortion. What my question is what can we do to do everything we can to make this a successful pregnancy?
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