I have just found out that Im pregnant. I suffered pre eclampsia in my previous 2 pregnancies my babies were both born 32 weeks gestation weighing a little over 2LB delivered by Emergency c-section. I am concerned that this will happed again anyone on here had same situation?
You should be able to get your gp to a refer you to a consultant asap to discuss your risks and what monitoring they will do this time round. I had pre-eclampsia in my first pg (ds born at 34 weeks) and was referred to a consultant for a pre-conception appt where they went through all that kind of thing with me, it was very helpful.
Very sorry that you have had the same experience in both pgs. I can't imagine doing all that again with another child to worry about. Good luck with this one.
I've been given a very low dose aspirin to take in order to prevent pre-eclampsia this time. started taking it at 16wks as thats when I saw the consultant - he said the earlier you take it the more likely it is to prevent it. I'd look into it if I were you!
I was also given a placental blood flow scan to check if all was ok at 20 weeks...
Yea I had scans at 10wks 16wks 20kks 22wks and then every week there after with my second. Also had aprin and vitamins!!! Im not being booked in with Midwife till next Thursday 19th Sept then she will refer me to a consultant!
It just seems that their not overly concerned. I remember hearing a few years back that if this is second preg with same father you are less likley to develop PE anyone heard the same?
Yes, I've heard this, although don't know if it's true or not since the jury still seems out to what causes it. Had it my first (and last preg) with the lo being born 6 wks early under 3lb. I've been reccommended aspirin too for my next preg and I think they say that a low salt diet may help.
Littlestar- if you had aspirin before if I were you I'd just start taking it again now (75mg cardio strength- low dose)- BUT that is my opinion only- it's just mad that you might have to wait so long to see a consultant and by that time the placenta may have formed and it's shown that aspirin is most effective as the placenta forms (ie. at or before 12 weeks).
When you do see you consultant ask about the blood tests for autoimmune & blood clotting issues- as if you're positive for any of these they may well want to try heparin (clexane) this time. Hope you get good frequent monitoring this time. Good luck xx