2nd time around..
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Shannon - posted on 07/31/2010
With my 1st, I had an emergency c-section at 35 wks. I had it my 2nd pregnancy, delivering at 36 wks. Not as severe as the first time, even though I was carrying multiples. This is my 3rd preg/4th child and I have had absolutely NO trouble with bp or preeclampsia this time. Have had a very healthy pregnancy this time and am at 37 weeks now with no problems. So, NO, it doesn't always get you again. :) In fact, most of the time, women have it only in their first pregnancy.
Melissa - posted on 01/20/2010
I had HELLP syndrome with my first pregnancy, and my last 3 have been great. But I did have to see a high risk specialist, who was wonderful by the way. There will always be a risk, but if you're very concerned talk to your physician and get some answers. That's what they are there for. :)
Jayne - posted on 01/10/2010
I had hellp the first time around and delivered at 28 weeks. I was told with my second pregnancy that it would be a 25% chance to get pre-eclampsia. I did not have any of the symptoms the second time around. I had a 33-weeker because of iugr.
Margot - posted on 12/31/2009
It doesn't always come back. I had HELLP the first time and understood there was a 27% chance of getting it and about 30-40% chance of developing preeclampsia.
I took the chance and decided to have a second and developed preeclampsia at 32 weeks. I held on till 37 weeks to have Isla through acupunture every second day! My mother also had early onset preeclampsia very severly, so it's also genetic.
Another friend also had HELLP with first baby and was fine the second time round. Happy, healthy full termer.
It's a hard call knowing you might get it again. We're so pleased we took the risk, we have a beautiful 3 year od and 8 month old.
Kylie - posted on 12/03/2009
There's no straight answer, there has been a lot of research and its not conclusive. I had severe early onset Pre eclampsia at 27 weeks. my consultant told me I am very likely to get it again, so we've decided not to have another pregnancy.
I think its something like 70% of first time moms do NOT get it a second time.