How long did you wait to get pregnant again?

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Re: How long did you wait to get pregnant again?

Postby aajatwins » Sun Jan 16, 639256 2:28 pm

I was told it was best to give my section scar about a year to heal (bikini cut - I guess that's low transverse?), but nothing about what timing would do for PE. We actually got pregnant when my twins were 20 months old. My BP has been fabulously low this whole pregnancy (I'm almost 28 weeks).

There are always questions about the "2 year window" and whether it is better to get pregnant sooner so that your body "remembers" what it was like and handles it better. I'll try to find a link one of those threads...
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Re: How long did you wait to get pregnant again?

Postby uncskristy » Sun Jan 16, 639256 9:35 am

I was told six months. We ended up getting pregnant at 8-9 months after and so far so good. I had a high transverse cut for my second c-section and a low transverse from my first. I have read on boards here that some MFM/Perinatologists recommend trying within two years so the placenta implants "better" and when I questioned my MFM he agreed with the thought that putting more space between pregnancies increases the PE chances although he did not mention a particular time.
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Re: How long did you wait to get pregnant again?

Postby » Sun Jan 16, 639256 6:00 am

Same here,I had a classical c-section April of 2010 my doctors told me 6 months to a year .
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

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Re: How long did you wait to get pregnant again?

Postby princess purr » Sat Jan 15, 639256 7:17 pm

I'm not pregnant, but my doc told me to wait 6 months to a year do to having a c-section. They made it sound like not waiting for an extended amount of time was actually preferable.
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How long did you wait to get pregnant again?

Postby MattysGirl » Sat Jan 15, 639256 1:55 pm

For those of you who got pregnant again after having preeclampsia, how long did you wait to get pregnant? My doctor told me to wait 2-3 years before getting pregnant again. Did your doctor tell you to wait a few years to get pregnant again? Also how did your pregnancy after preeclampsia go? Did you end up with Pre-e again? What was your experience?
Had my son at 31 weeks 4 days due to preeclampsia. Son was in the NICU for 5 weeks and is doing great!

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