Pregnant 5 years after...

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Re: Pregnant 5 years after...

Postby alviarin » Mon Mar 02, 2015 07:49 pm

Congratulations!!!

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Re: Pregnant 5 years after...

Postby caryn » Sun Mar 01, 2015 09:13 pm

Welcome Earthside, Elliot!
Science! The articles you don't want to miss:
The Preeclampsia Puzzle (New Yorker) and Silent Struggle: A New Theory of Pregnancy (New York Times)
Looking for recent articles and studies?
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DS Oscar born by emergent C-section at 34 weeks for fetal indicators, due to severe PE
DD Bridget born by C-section after water broke at 39 weeks after a healthy pregnancy

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Re: Pregnant 5 years after...

Postby shanajohnson » Fri Feb 27, 2015 01:16 am

What wonderful news!!! Congratulations!!!! I am so happy to hear of such a great outcome for you. 8 lbs is a very nice size baby! I hope your BP comes down soon too.

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Re: Pregnant 5 years after...

Postby Angela0105 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 07:16 pm

My water broke the night before my c section!!! I never went into labor and they didn't wanna risk anything so I had my csection and Elliot was born! He was 8lbs 15oz!!! 21 inches! 7 pounds and 6 inches bigger than my daughter! He is now a week old!!
No preeclampsia!!!!!
My bp has stayed higher but they are still watching me! I can't believe I left the hospital at a normal time with my baby!!

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Re: Pregnant 5 years after...

Postby shanajohnson » Wed Feb 04, 2015 07:20 pm

Congratulations on making it to 37!! I am 29 tomorrow and still feel fine too, and it is totally surreal... I keep wondering is this what being pregnancy is like for everyone else?? ;). I am hoping you make it through this time with no eclampsia!!

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Re: Pregnant 5 years after...

Postby Angela0105 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 04:59 pm

It's so crazy I feel completely fine! I'm really hoping to just stay on the cusp and avoid it all together especially eclampsia again!

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Re: Pregnant 5 years after...

Postby KetchupSpud » Wed Feb 04, 2015 04:39 pm

37w is great!! Congrats! Sounds like those levels aren't officially pre-e yet, so that may be why they're waiting. Most recent guidelines say that once you have pre-e and are past 37w, they should take the baby. So keep a close eye on things. Hoping you make it to the 18th!
Mama to Logan Patrick (8/23/14-8/26/14) & Bryce Anthony (8/23/14-9/13/14), frateral twins born at 23w5d due to severe pre-e turning into HELLP.
Hoping for a rainbow in Sept '16.

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Re: Pregnant 5 years after...

Postby Angela0105 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 01:06 am

37 week checkup. BP was 131/78 and I have +1 protein. .. however they aren't worried. They scheduled my c section for 18th but I go back the 10th and we'll see from there. They just told me to keep my eye on myself... I'm confused

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Re: Pregnant 5 years after...

Postby caryn » Fri Jan 16, 2015 06:38 pm

I snuck the whole way to 39 weeks without incident. Good luck!
Science! The articles you don't want to miss:
The Preeclampsia Puzzle (New Yorker) and Silent Struggle: A New Theory of Pregnancy (New York Times)
Looking for recent articles and studies?
A chance to participate in research? For us on Facebook or Twitter?

Caryn, @carynjrogers, who is not a doctor and who talks about science stuff *way* too much
DS Oscar born by emergent C-section at 34 weeks for fetal indicators, due to severe PE
DD Bridget born by C-section after water broke at 39 weeks after a healthy pregnancy

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Re: Pregnant 5 years after...

Postby Angela0105 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 07:56 pm

:D
I hope it stays away! This will be my last baby so I'd like to enjoy it all!


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