I'm pregnant!!!!!

Are you pregnant again after having preeclampsia once already in a previous pregnancy? Post your thoughts/concerns here - there are others who share your feelings. This is also the home of our Bedrest Buddies Support group.
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Re : I'm pregnant!!!!!

Postby mintmommy » Fri Mar 12, 2004 02:48 pm

Hello. I have posted few messages so I guess that it makes me practically new here. . I am pregnant again, too and I do sympathise with all of you who are pregnant again. It is a feeling of mixed emotions and now all I am doing is just waiting to see the outcome of this pregnancy.

I am 27 years old and I have a 5 month old baby boy who was born at
35 1/2 weeks and I am 3 months pregnant with my second one. I really dont know what to think other than I hope that everything comes out to be much better than the first one.

I am not sure when PE symptoms begin (I beleive they begin around week 20), but I feel that mine began even before I found out I was pregnant (I was already about 4 weeks pregnant). One morning I woke up and noticed that I had difficulty putting on my wedding ring . . . and that is how it all began. I noticed my tummy never grew as much, but the rest of my body kept on growing because of EDEMA.

At about week 32 I went to a regular visit to the doctor and my BP was 140s/90s. I was told to have bed rest. Of course, I did not pay much attention to it, given that I did not know much about the condition. So, I decided to "take it easy" when in reality I was supposed to have COMPLETE bed rest.

About a week later, my urine showed high levels of protein and was told to do a 24 hr. urine. The results came out a bit higher and was told to do another one and the results came out 3 times higher. This all happen around week 34. Then on a regular visit when I went to turn in another 24 hr. urine (about a week and half later), my BP was 160s/90s and was told that I had to be admitted. I felt so guilty after all was done. My baby had to stay in NICU because of jaundice, but he was so small that I felt that I had done something wrong!

I wonder if I would have been able to make it to full term if I would have had complete bed rest whenever I was told to do so???

Does anyone know if bedrest would have helped?

Thank you for letting me vent a little. I just wanted to share a bit of my story.

Fredo born 10/25/03 at 35 1/2 weeks - PE
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Re : I'm pregnant!!!!!

Postby frasiah » Tue Mar 09, 2004 02:02 pm

Congrats!!!! Jeniffer.

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Re : I'm pregnant!!!!!

Postby jenn122 » Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:11 am

Congratulations Jennifer!


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Re : I'm pregnant!!!!!

Postby sonja » Tue Mar 09, 2004 10:54 am

Congratulations! I love hearing that people are pregnant and I love hearing about pregnancies and babies.

A happy and healthy 9 months to you.


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Re : I'm pregnant!!!!!

Postby aimeejane » Tue Mar 09, 2004 09:21 am

Congratulations, Jennifer!!!!!

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Re : I'm pregnant!!!!!

Postby taras mom » Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:28 pm

Hooray, Jennifer![:D]

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Re : I'm pregnant!!!!!

Postby pugmommy7 » Mon Mar 08, 2004 07:11 pm

Good luck and OF COURSE you and your family are in my prayers!!!
I Love the excitement when you just find out!

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Re : I'm pregnant!!!!!

Postby jennifermw » Mon Mar 08, 2004 05:52 pm

Thanks so much for the congrats! I really hope it is an uneventful pregnancy.

I remember reading about your recent trip to see Dr. E. I know you said you were going to be on a medication for a little while before starting to try. I wanted to wish you luck! I will defiantly be thinking of you! Keep me updated!


Sara, born 2/23/02 @ 34 wks due to severe atypical preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome.

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Re : I'm pregnant!!!!!

Postby julie f » Mon Mar 08, 2004 05:13 pm


Congratulations! Many prayers for a long and boooooring pregnancy![:D]

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Re : I'm pregnant!!!!!

Postby jennifermw » Mon Mar 08, 2004 03:10 pm

Thanks for all of the kind words! Actually, I just tested positive today with a home pregnancy test so I am not sure of my exact due date yet. I was so excited and at the same time very anxious. I knew many of you would be able to sympathize with my feelings so that is why I decided to post my news so soon. I have my first appointment next Wednesday. I assume my due date will be around mid November.

I had met with the maternal fetal specialist about 6 weeks ago for a preconception consult. I live in a smaller community and I am fortunate because he comes to my OBGYN’s office the last Friday of every month to see high-risk patients. I am thrilled that I will have direct access to him monthly! It works out great because he was the Dr who delivered my daughter several years ago when I was taken by life flight to Pittsburgh. I have lots of confidence in him!

Thanks again for all of the support. [:)] I really appreciate it!


Sara, born 2/23/02 @ 34 wks due to severe atypical preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome.

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