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Preeclampsia? Kimberly Ayotte Due May 14 (boy); 1 child; Van Buren, Maine 34 posts
28th Feb '13

So I found out not to long ago that I may have Gestational Diabetes and Preeclampsia.....I had Gestational Diabetes during my first pregnancy but the Preeclampsia is new to me.....if there is anyone who had this during a pregnancy any and all advice would be helpful thanks.

tonys_mama(army wife) Due August 2; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Fort Irwin, California 15577 posts
status 28th Feb '13

I had preeclampsia and HELLP during my second pregnancy. Why did they say you may have it?

mama1821 Due July 2 (girl); 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 1265 posts
28th Feb '13

you can google preeclampsia and learn all about it. its very dangerous and you need to be careful as it can be extremely dangerous to you and your baby. most women who have it have an emergency c-section. good luck!

E'M Shikari Due March 10 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Preston, United Kingdom 1747 posts
28th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mama1821:</b>" you can google preeclampsia and learn all about it. its very dangerous and you need to be careful as ... [snip!] ... careful as it can be extremely dangerous to you and your baby. most women who have it have an emergency c-section. good luck!"</blockquote>




Most women do NOT need an emergency section. I had preeclampsia and was induced with no complications during labour. Just take it really easy and don't stress, it will be fine.

Ashley Sekavec 2 kids; Salina, Kansas 138 posts
28th Feb '13

I think the whole c section is only necessary IF they can't get the blood pressure and such to stabilize and babys heart rate to stay in the sage zone.. then an emergency c section is highly recommended. I had a friend who had to have one. But either way.. its about getting baby here the safest way possible for both mommy and baby. Relax! Stay off your feet as much as possible. My dr thought I had it with my daughter but thankfully I just had high blood pressure.

Kimberly Ayotte Due May 14 (boy); 1 child; Van Buren, Maine 34 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting tonys_mama(army wife):" I had preeclampsia and HELLP during my second pregnancy. Why did they say you may have it?"


My doctor thinks I may have it because my blood pressure was higher than normal and my last urine sample showed protein in it. I did the preeclampsia blood panel last tuesday, seeing my doctor tomorrow....she's upped my appointments to once a week instead of every two weeks. They found at my last ultrasound that baby was smaller than he should be for me being now 32 weeks pregnant.