Having another baby after having Eclampsia.

Erica - posted on 01/08/2015 ( no moms have responded yet )




My last pregnancy was horrible. I just moved when I found out I was,pregnant so I picked a doctor i really didn't know to much about and I know regret that. My pregnancy started off great. I had no morning sickness or really any problems. Then 5 months into my pregnancy I started having really bad heart palpitations. I also started to get decent headaches, hot flashes, and moments of dizzyness. I called my doctor and she said that was all normal and for me to not worry. Shortly after I started to swell. My ankles were bigger than my upper legs. And my face doubled in size. My arms were also the size of my legs. I stoped using the restroom but once a day even though I was drinking 5 of those huge hospital cups of water a day. The last two months of my pregnancy I was gaining 10 pounds a week (I gained 100 total) and my blood pressure was 170/110. Throughout all of this my doctor said everytging was fine and said it was all part of pregnancy, or she wouldn't ever respond when I would call her office. I delivered at 41 week and I had a horrible labor. My doctor never even came in for the labor either. The nurses told me all the swelling would go away on its own c and they discharged me two days later.my blood pressure then was 150/100. Again I was told that was normal. Two days after I went home I had a siezure in the middle of the night. My husband thankfully woke up and caught it. I was in the hospital for a week after that. I got a new doctor and a specialist to take over. I was retaining water that's why I wasn't peeing and gaining so much weight. I lost 60 pounds in icu alone just in water. The new doctors said it was a eclampic siezure and my doctor shouldn't have ignored it and I should have delived a long time ago. Well I'm finally back to myself and it's been awhile. Well I'm pregnant again. It was a surprise. I was on birth control and I'm just a couple months along. I've been having a lot of anxiety because I'm terrified of it happening again. I moved back to my hometown. And I have a doctor I know now but I'm still scared and worry every day. At my ultrasound they seen something wrong with my bladder their not sure yet but they said it was probably due to my last pregnancy. My question is to other women that have had eclampic siezure. If you had problems with your next pregnancy? And how did you handle it? And also how to deal with the stress and worring if it was to happen again?

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