no trouble conceiving before HELLP, but trouble after...?

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Re: no trouble conceiving before HELLP, but trouble after...

Postby jean » Wed Feb 23, 2011 04:51 pm

We concieved our son on the first try (he died of NEC). But now we've been TTC for 5 months and no luck whatsoever. I really hope that HELLP didn't do something to my body to make it hard to TTC. :~(
Our first son was born and passed in Feb of 2010. Born at 29 weeks due to HELLP and passed due to NEC. We miss him every day. :~(

Our second son was born at 39 weeks gestation in Nov of 2011. No HELLP or pre-e! Took LDA starting at week 12 and went off of it at week 38!

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Re: no trouble conceiving before HELLP, but trouble after...

Postby michelarea » Wed Feb 23, 2011 04:21 am

Hi! I am so sorry for your loss, I hope you are healing from the emotional standpoint to the extent to which it is possible.

Didi you have a trombophilia panel run by a Maternal fetal specialist? Some mutations or autoimmune condition can lead to very early miscarriages or even difficulty concieving. It is not a very common problem but not that uncommon, so as you had Hellp before I would ask (I had hellp during my first pregnancy and was diagnosed with borderline lupus anticoagulant antibodies...a clotting disorder. Anticoagulants then work very well for me during this second pregnancy)

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Re: no trouble conceiving before HELLP, but trouble after...

Postby lilysmommymindy » Tue Feb 22, 2011 05:51 pm

Hello! I'm very sorry for your loss, HELLP is such a devestating disease. I didn't encounter any issues ttc after HELLP but it was 14 months after the fact, it took two weeks and my family is known to be 'fertile murtles'. I read a book called 'Taking Charge of Your Fertility' before we concieved dd#1. Sounds like your already familiar w charting. Hmm...but I recall reading something like it's not a problem til you've been ttc for a year plus w no results. Best of luck to you ttc and have fun! ;) Maybe others will have better feedback! Take care!

DD#1 Lily Adrianna: 8/28/08 Born 36wks 0days due to Class 2 HELLP Syndrome and Severe Preeclampsia via csection. 4lbs 10oz 17in
Fortunate to have a healthy baby and mommy, no NICU needed.

DD#2: Tatum Nicole: 8/6/10 Born 39wks 5days Scheduled CSection Preeclampsia and HELLP FREE!
7lbs 3oz 20in
Took Baby Asprin between weeks 20-36 and was co-monitored by MFM & OBGYN

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no trouble conceiving before HELLP, but trouble after...?

Postby cakesabake » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:31 am

Hi Everyone,

We conceived our baby with no problems, however we lost him to HELLP syndrome. So now it has been 7 months since, and we are looking to TTC again, and we are having some issues. It has been 8 months since we lost our little one. At 5 months after we started having unprotected sex again, and then at 6 months we started really charting and TTC. We everything was normal until this past cycle, my period of 11 days late (that never happens to me EVER), but when I took the pregnancy tests they all came up negative. So now, I am wondering if we are going to be having trouble coneiving this time around due to all that happened?

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