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Re: had the baby

Postby ssaunders » Thu Apr 26, 2012 06:14 pm

I took bp meds for 12 weeks post partum. My bp was fine though after PP PE showed. It went up to 190/130 and never went up again. Once they got the fluid off of me, I felt great. I lost 30lbs in one weekend, in thehospital.

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Re: had the baby

Postby amjon » Sun Apr 22, 2012 03:52 pm

Can PP PE last longer? I started needing meds at 10 weeks PP (well, that's when I started having visual disturbances and went to the dr at least). I'm still having to take them now.
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Re: had the baby

Postby cjd1975 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 02:46 pm

I developed PP pre-E 5 days postpartum. Was on Procardia and Labetolol for 3 weeks and then it was gone. BP and Labs WNL at 3 weeks out and when rechecked 18 months later.

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Re: had the baby

Postby mychaelelaine » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:55 am

congrats! :D
10/17/2011 ~ Mychael Elaine was born sleeping. We miss and will always love you!
9/16/2012 ~ Michael Leon was born, God is so good! Severe pre-e again, induced at 34 weeks, c-section due to baby's heart decelerating with each contraction. 1 week in NICU. I'm done! :)

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Re: had the baby

Postby jean » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:21 am

congrats!
Our first son was born and passed in Feb of 2010. Born at 29 weeks due to HELLP and passed due to NEC. We miss him every day. :~(

Our second son was born at 39 weeks gestation in Nov of 2011. No HELLP or pre-e! Took LDA starting at week 12 and went off of it at week 38!

http://findingtherainbowconnection.blogspot.com/

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Re: had the baby

Postby cmccaffrey » Wed Apr 18, 2012 00:35 am

congrats, mama! Hope you get those pressures under control!
Christa (25) & J (26)
Mommy to:
Mason born 10.11.10 @ 30+3 wks due to Severe Pre-E. Only lived 2.5 days
Noah born 2.1.12 @ 38 weeks thanks to lots of doctors visits, LDA, Lovenox and no preeclampsia!

learn more about our story... http://tinyurl.com/7a979vy

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Re: had the baby

Postby jean » Wed Apr 11, 2012 09:32 pm

congrats on the baby!
Our first son was born and passed in Feb of 2010. Born at 29 weeks due to HELLP and passed due to NEC. We miss him every day. :~(

Our second son was born at 39 weeks gestation in Nov of 2011. No HELLP or pre-e! Took LDA starting at week 12 and went off of it at week 38!

http://findingtherainbowconnection.blogspot.com/

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Re: had the baby

Postby Dee80 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 08:49 pm

I just wanted to say congrats on your new baby!!! I hope everything stabilizes with your blood pressure!!

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Re: had the baby

Postby Petunia » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:30 am

I'm sorry you're having bp troubles now, but congrats on the baby!!
Married the love of my life 7/11/2009
Our first child, Peyton Mark, was born sleeping at 33 weeks on Oct. 25th 2011. Developed pre-e at 32 weeks.
Pregnant again with what I pray is our rainbow baby, due Oct. 14th 2012. Will induce labor no later than 38 weeks if we make it that far!

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Re: had the baby

Postby caryn » Wed Apr 11, 2012 08:05 am

Postpartum it's usually postpartum PE, so long as it resolves by about 8 weeks postpartum. It acts just like PE in pregnancy, but they have med options that they don't have when you're pregnant, so it can be easier to treat.

Good work catching it! Is the Procardia bringing your pressures down a bit?
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The Preeclampsia Puzzle (New Yorker) and Silent Struggle: A New Theory of Pregnancy (New York Times)
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DS Oscar born by emergent C-section at 34 weeks for fetal indicators, due to severe PE
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