Trying again?

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Re : Trying again?

Postby sarab » Wed Sep 09, 2009 01:25 am

Hi Robin,

In a feeble attempt to keep things tidy around the forum, we try to consolidate multiple threads - hope you don't mind.

Anyone who would like to respond to Robin can do so in her other thread, found here:


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Trying again?

Postby rnr1021 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 00:56 am

My name is Robin,
I have had two children that have passed away do to preeclampsia in the past. In 2001 I had my daughter Jasmine, who was born 1lbs 2.5 ounces’ and my son Jordan in 2003 who was farther along but was also born 1lbs 2.5 ounces’. Jasmine was born at 24weeks and Jordan was born at 28 weeks. I didn’t see a high risk doctor with either of them and have just recently learned how important it is to have one, but no one ever told me until now. I think it was also because I was so young back then; I was only 19 when I had Jasmine 22 when I had Jordan. I was sicker when I had Jasmine then when I had Jordan. I spent 10 days in the hospital and almost died after Jasmine was born. But with Jordan I was fine but he was very sick. He only lived 28 days. While Jasmine made it home but died of SIDS in my home. It was vey hard losing them but through the grace of God and a strong, loving supportive family I made it through. But I have to honestly say nothing could have prepared me for what was in stored for me.

My marriage to my previous husband ended in 2004. I met my new husband in 2005 and we married in 2006. We discovered we were having infertility problems after a year and a half of trying. I was devastated to find out that my tubes are blocked and my husband has an abnormal sperm count. We went to see a specialist and found out that IVF would be our only hope of having the baby we both so desperately want. But it cost $10,000. Money we didn’t have so we decided to start trying to save every penny we had but after a while I started to feel like all these obstacles were away of God telling me having a baby was not for me. But then God presented us with a miracle. My husband got a job that covers our IVF treatment up to $20,000. We were so overwhelmingly happy. We will begin our IVF treatment in December and I’m happy but I’m also terrified. I guess I’m having mixed emotions. But I am seeing a high risk doctor and she has already done some test, a 24 hour urine sample etc. and everything came back normal and fine. So I am optimistic. But loosing my children was sooo hard and its sooo scary. This will be my third time trying. I just pray that it all works out but this site has defiantly given me comfort.

After all that has been said…
What my chances are of getting preeclampsia again?
Am I on the right track?
Is there anything else I can do?
Has anyone had IVF treatment and experienced Preeclampsia too?

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