Tara - posted on 01/27/2009 ( 71 moms have responded )
I've read all of the amazing stories thus far on this little community and I have to say I think that all of us were first time mommies. But I could be way off...
In doing research on preeclampsia and HELLP, I've found that statistically speaking one of the risk factors in even having this happen is being a first time mommy. The following quotes are from my research:
"Five to 10% of women in their first time pregnancies develop pre-eclampsia."
"Preeclampsia occurs in 5-8 percent of all pregnancies, though it is most common in first-time pregnancies. "
There are obviously other reasons as to why you would get it. For example I read on preeclampsia.org that "Lupus or other autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis or MS are huge risk factors for preeclampsia." And that is something I'm currently fighting.
But not only are us first time mom's more prone to developing this, there is such a high percentage that we would get it again. Around 50/50. After it being so scary....how do we get up the guts to try again?
Back to my original question...haha...how many of us were first time mom's?