What did you do?

Thursday, May 27, 2010
For some reason, I've been rolling around in my head the "what if" we were to try again at some point.  Why this suddenly entered my mind, I have no idea. I've been lurking on several pregnancy loss boards, from the MTHFR boards to pre-eclampsia/Hellp.  It seems that (at least for the pre-e folks) that the numbers my docs gave me are about right.  Most of the women in subsequent pregnancies did see a reoccurrence.  However, it was much later and even though they still had to deliver early, their babies were fine.  It seemed almost all made it to at least 30 weeks and several to 36 or 37. I didn't see one that made it to term.  But, because they were being watched so carefully and had planned for this, they were able to have healthy babies.  That's definitely reassuring, but still the thought is so, so scary. 

My question to all you out there in blogger world that read this and have experienced pre-e/Hellp, etc and have had successful subsequent pregnancies or are even in the process of ttc, what have your doctors told you to do in the mean time?  Have they put you on baby aspirin? Folic acid? Vitamin B? Calcium? Or did they just start you on all/some/none of this after you got pregnant?  I'm wondering if I shouldn't be on additional folic acid, vitamin b and baby aspirin anyway because of the MTHFR. I'm planning on asking all these questions at my next doctor's appointment, but for now I'm just curious. 

4 comments

  1. Baby Asprin as I have Factor V...calcium magnesium, prenatal, fish oil, coq10...thats it :)

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  2. i take baby aspirin ( i have factor V) calcium magnesium (both in time released formulas and separate pills to get the most effect, prenantal, iron, vitamin c(i'm slight anemic), vitamin d and coq10.

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  3. I did baby aspirin, folic acid and a cal/mag/zinc supplement while TTC. Once pregnant I started lovenox twice a day in addition... plus of course my BP meds and prenatals.

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  4. 5mg folic acid, low dose baby asprin, low dose BP meds as a preventative rather than a necessity.... and the winner of all these? The lovenox. We got to 34 no PE (my BP did go up but it wasn't PE and nothing like when I had PE!!) and definitely no IUGR. We're 'talking' about another baby at the moment with the ob (and it feels like a marathon planning session to be honest) - and they'd like to see my on all the prenatals, the bp meds and the baby aspirin now, and the lovenox as soon as we have a BFP. And it scary hon. If you want a happy after PE outcome story to read, I'll open my locked blog to you. Just let me know. My biggest bit of advice would be to trust the medical team around you, and to take confidence that they will be watching you like a hawk.

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