Lindsey - posted on 04/26/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )




I just took a pregnancy test which was positive; I'm a little worried Bc I just had my first child 5 months ago but my concern is that I had preeclampsia so she was c-section at 30wks!! I want to be excited but I'm having conflicted emotions :( Any advice or feedback??!


Katie - posted on 04/26/2012




My Mom had preeclampsia with her first baby, but didn't with the rest of us (3 more)! So maybe you won't have it again either!!! :)


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Shayna - posted on 04/29/2012




DD1 was a c-section, and when she was 9 mos old, I found out I was expecting DD2. Had a VBAC with DD2, and when SHE was 9 mos old, here we are, expecting again! This will be our last baby, and I am a-okay with that, but I know you're worried about having them close together. Try not to worry, the stress will be hard on you AND the baby-to-be. My best friend has had 4 c-sections, and I know of a handful of moms who had much less time in between kids than I did. Just keep calm, and let your body and the doctors do what they were made to do. :) A very big congrats to you! I can tell you from experience, sometimes the unplanned babies are the most exciting!

Stifler's - posted on 04/29/2012




This is a high risk pregnancy then. You need to keep on top of your appointments with your OB/midwives and rest a lot and keep healthy. You aren't supposed to get pregnant again after a caesar for 18-24 months.

Sarah - posted on 04/29/2012




I had preeclampsia with my first child so badly, I was on bed rest for over six months. I was very ill and spent a lot of time in and out of hospital. I was in hospital for two weeks before they induced me at 39wks and my labour was 26hrs before finally having an emergency c-section. I accidentally got pregnant again when my son was 5 months old and was very worried, but my second pregnancy was the complete opposite (exact same symptoms and cravings though!) and I was healthy the entire time, through to 41.5wks. My Obstetrician said most women with preeclampsia only experience it during their first pregnancy and go on to have healthy experiences in the future. I would talk to your doctor about it because everyone is different and I'm clearly no expert, but try not to worry about it too much :) congratulations!

Catalina - posted on 04/26/2012




First thing is took go and see your doctor, get a positive in the pregnancy and then discuss preeclampsia, and go from there! No use worrying were worry might not be needed!

Congratulations mama! :-)

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