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Re: placenta research

Postby eleni » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:15 pm

Sarah,

One more thing regarding donating your placenta for research -- there are placenta banks in some academic teaching hospitals around the country. So it could depend on where you are located. Let me know and I'll see if we know any nearby investigators.

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Re: placenta research

Postby laney_p » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:42 am

Hey Sarah,

Sorry for the delay in response; I just saw your post! We do not do direct placental sample collection, but there are some local studies that sometimes take placental donations. You might ask your local hospital or your Ob and find out if there are any nearby studies.

In addition, check out The Preeclampsia Registry (http://www.preeclampsiaregistry.org) for more information on participating in research because we would really love to get you involved as a HELLP syndrome survivor!

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Re: placenta research

Postby Rubbie78 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 07:40 am

Thanks Sarah! I like both names you picked and I won't tell anyone. We kept our rainbow Malachi name a secret until after he was born
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Mother to Elijah born still 09/22/2012 at 28 weeks. HELLP sydrome, liver rupture. Missing him every second...
Miscarriage mo/di twins at 8 weeks 02/2014
Malachi born healthy 01/15/2015 at 33 weeks 4 days, 5lbs 1oz. No signs of HELLP or preeclampsia! Early delivery due to Complete Placenta Previa and bleeding

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Re: placenta research

Postby sarahkm » Thu Sep 03, 2015 01:28 pm

Congratulations Rubbie! I'm glad they were able to deliver Malachi early and he did well. Love the name! We are expecting another boy and are glad that Elias will have a brother. His name probably will be Jonah or Jonas (shhh....it is a secret), but we are still trying to figure out the middle name.

Thanks! Sarah
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Mother to Nathanael James born still 12/31/2006 at 38 weeks. Class I HELLP sydrome, placental abruption, acute kidney failure.
Miscarriage 12/2011
Elias Nathanael born healthy 07/28/2013 at 37 weeks 2 days, 5#11oz. No signs of HELLP or preeclampsia! Tear noticed in placenta after delivery.
Expecting again (another boy!), due date 10/17/2015 but will be induced around September 25. No concerns at this time other than low iron. On low dose aspirin, iron infusions, vitamins, metoprolol, Vitamin D.

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Re: placenta research

Postby Rubbie78 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 07:47 am

Sarah

Congratulations! I do not have any information on placenta research but so happy to hear you're expecting again. We delivered our rainbow baby boy in January 2015 after losing our first born son Elijah in September 2015. I remember your journey encouraged us to try again. Thank you!

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Mother to Elijah born still 09/22/2012 at 28 weeks. HELLP sydrome, liver rupture. Missing him every second...
Miscarriage mo/di twins at 8 weeks 02/2014
Malachi born healthy 01/15/2015 at 33 weeks 4 days, 5lbs 1oz. No signs of HELLP or preeclampsia! Early delivery due to Complete Placenta Previa and bleeding

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placenta research

Postby sarahkm » Mon Aug 31, 2015 06:24 pm

Hi,

I just received an e-mail with updates from the preeclampsia foundation and was wondering if there is any need for donations of placentas for research from those who have had HELLP syndrome in the past. I am currently 33 weeks pregnant and am doing ok. I will be induced in about 4 weeks and would like to contribute to the research if possible.

Thanks for any input or help!
Sarah Morlock
Sarah (43)
Mother to Nathanael James born still 12/31/2006 at 38 weeks. Class I HELLP sydrome, placental abruption, acute kidney failure.
Miscarriage 12/2011
Elias Nathanael born healthy 07/28/2013 at 37 weeks 2 days, 5#11oz. No signs of HELLP or preeclampsia! Tear noticed in placenta after delivery.
Expecting again (another boy!), due date 10/17/2015 but will be induced around September 25. No concerns at this time other than low iron. On low dose aspirin, iron infusions, vitamins, metoprolol, Vitamin D.


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