Protein may reveal pregnancy disorder

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Re : Protein may reveal pregnancy disorder

Postby maxs mom » Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:46 pm

OK, I hate to be the skeptic here, but I would love somebody to refute what I have to say, then I could feel a little more optimistic.

First of all, how is a study with 238 women viable? It seems like too small a population to be statistically viable.

Second, they discovered lower levels at 25 weeks PG, which continued to lower to 36 weeks. This is way too late for some of us who got PE earlier than 25 weeks.

However, being skeptical, I am really glad this research is getting so much publicity. My MIL saw it in RI and thought it meant a cure for PE. Unfortunately, that is not the case yet, but it does sound promising if further research comes out as predicted.

By the way, here is the NIH article on this which I found a little more informative than the other press releases.

Kara (34)
DH, John (36)
Max, 1/20/03, 25 wks, 1lb. 3ozs. (IUGR), severe PE

It's a Girl! EDD at 36.5 weeks is 3/26/05

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Re : Protein may reveal pregnancy disorder

Postby grace04 » Wed Jan 05, 2005 01:04 pm

The word IS getting out. I agree. I have received about a dozen phone calls from people who saw it on the news and wanted to make sure I knew about it. It is so nice to know people are paying attention!! :)

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Re : Protein may reveal pregnancy disorder

Postby kimpaulus00 » Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:57 am

Word is getting around about this research. My grandmother heard about the research on the Columbus, Ohio news last night and mentioned it to my mom.

I definitely hope something comes from this research so that by the time Alexandra is of child bearing age, PE can be readily predicted/identified and maybe even prevented. We can always hope....

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Allison Jean (born 5/23/2003), our beautiful angel who showed a spirit and strength that belied her small size and short time on earth
Alexandra Joy Tauriainen born 12/17/04 at 7:52AM and weighing in at 5 lbs, 12 oz -- our beautiful Christmas present!

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Re : Protein may reveal pregnancy disorder

Postby meg » Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:07 am

WHat a wonderful breakthrough!! I am SO hoping and praying this disease can be better understood and treated before my 2 little girls grow up and become pregnant them selves!

Will 2-6-00 (PE at 35 weeks 4 days)5lb 1 ounce
Elizabeth 7-3-01 (NO PE or PIH)8 lb 12 ounces
Katherine Grace 10-8-04, 6 lb 10 oz (oligo at 37.5 weeks but PIH/PE free)
Proud Aunt to Ethan born 26/27 weeks (March 8th) weighing 1 lb 8 ounces! Our little fighter!
Now 9 months and over 12 pounds!

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Re : Protein may reveal pregnancy disorder

Postby tafkap » Wed Jan 05, 2005 11:57 am

This is awesome. I'm thrilled with all of the threads posted about this and the news coverage!

Does anyone know how we can be a part of further studies? I for one would love to have this test done! While it doesn't prevent it, I'd be interested in finding out my results. Thanks!

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Re : Protein may reveal pregnancy disorder

Postby paljane8 » Wed Jan 05, 2005 11:54 am

That is fabulous! Great article!

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Protein may reveal pregnancy disorder

Postby laura » Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:28 pm

This article quotes our Executive Board President and Director of Communications Eleni and board member Pat Dignan on this exciting new development: ... 307830.xml

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