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    Has anyone had Pre Eclampsia ??

    I had PE with my other two pregnancy and with mt last one i didn't start to get PE until 36wks and then Alexander was born 6 days later before i got any worse.


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    Hi Michelle,

    I've had PE twice too.

    The first time the onset was sudden and severe and my BP was so high that the doctors thought I was going to have a stroke. (I actually found out months later that they had warned DH that there was a chance I wouldn't make it). That was at 35 weeks. I had an emergency c/s but as you know, Georgia didn't survive.

    The second time we were looking out for it and we caught it as soon as it started at 32 weeks and Joshua was delivered straight away. Thankfully, he was fine.

    After the first time I was told that it wasn't likely to happen again. When it *did* happen again the second time - in exactly the same way - I was told that given that it has happened twice, there is a very good chance that it will happen next time as well.

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    Me too. I had p/e with Alex, not as bad as Bec but certainly up there. By the time I lost my angel, I had PIH, and then p/e again with Ned. Apparently it goes from 1/100 with first pregnancies, 2/10 for second pg and if you get it the second time, 4/10 for third and subsequent...

    But I had heaps of medication for Ned, labetelol and cartia from 16 weeks, and fortnightly appointments (and BP at my GP in between) so I was well looked after.

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    So it is likely that i will get it again.

    I wa also told after the first time i shouldn't get it again and the Dr's where shocked when i did.
    Hoping this time things will be a little better.

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    Divvy, those stats are very interesting...so I am looking at a 4/10 chance next time. I'll be hoping with everything that I have that I don't get it again, but I won't be holding my breath!

    Michelle, I hope you beat the odds this time round too and have a very smooth pregnancy and birth.

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    Thanks Bec i hope we both don't get it again.

    Divvy thanks for stats they are very intresting.
    I'll have to see what they say when i have my first appt at the hospital.

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    I was actually told you are more likely to get it second time around if you had it with your first.

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    That is strange that they told you that Tegan but then different Dr's tell ppl different things.
    I was told unless you change partners it should only happen the once it's only the odd few cases it happens more than that. My last OB said it was something to do with the sperm.

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    I just found a good webiste to look at if anyone wants i will PM them the link.
    When you fall pg again Fletch they will keep an extra eye on you and make sure things will go okay.
    Looks like Gwen is getting it again
    It's strange to happen earlier they say it happens later in the next pg.

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    I got it earlier and earlier.... which was a bit strange too.

    Those stats were given to me by the high risk p/e specialist at Monash. Michelle, you're right, it is generally the sperm! The sperm and the egg form the baby and the placenta, and p/e actually occurs when your body rejects/attacks the placenta. The baby isn't getting enough nutrients from the placenta, and thus requires more blood flow through the cord. This in turn pushes up your BP, which in turn affects your kidneys, liver and other organs.

    Your BP can be "spiky", which is up and down, or "constant" which is constantly up. Obviously the second one is far more dangerous and causes more problems. With Alex, I had spiky BP, and was always okay or slightly high when I visited the doc. However, I still had p/e from early on, because the doctors could tell from Alex's IUGR and the hopeless placenta on delivery.

    There are some things you can do to try and avoid p/e. These include watching your diet (ie eliminating salty and high sugar foods), and resting as much as possible. Taking beta-blockers such as labetelol and blood thinners such as aspirin/heparin (of course on the advice of your specialist/medical treater) from mid second trimester can also affect the final outcome.

    I was medicated with Ned from 16-34weeks, and ended up having him at 41+1... amazing considering the medical issues.

    Let's just say I won't be having another one in a hurry...

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