Tuesday, January 10, 2012

18 Months

Hi folks: Just popping in. My second son, born preeclampsia-free is now 18 months old. Pic here. He is a hellraiser, with the face of an angel. My first son, born at 28 weeks and 2 lbs due to preeclampsia, is now 6 and doing fantastic.

I encourage any of you who have found my blog as a result of a Google or other search to be sure to visit the Preeclampsia Foundation at http://www.preeclampsia.org/. I've seen lots of inaccurate information on the internet about preeclampsia, so best to start with them. There are great discussion boards there as well and they are the ONLY non-profit whole sole purpose is to find a cure and prevention of preeclampsia.

Best of luck to anyone considering pregnancy after preeclampsia!



  1. Thank you so much for documenting your 2nd pregnancy. I had preeclampsia with my daughter, which resulted in an emergency c-section at 36 wks and a long stay in the hospital. Lucky for us, our daughter was perfectly healthy - tiny, but completely healthy. (In fact, she was released from the hospital before me.) I've gone back and read your whole blog, and you describe exactly what it feels like after having a less than ideal pregnancy/delivery. I just switched OBGYNs and went in last Monday for a blood panel to determine my risks for auto-immune issues and blood clots. While, we haven't made up our minds whether or not we want to give pregnancy another shot yet - it is very nice to read about a story that has a happy ending. Best wishes!

  2. yes,it is not easy to find detailed information about:preeclampsia

  3. Thank you for sharing your story. After loosing my first pregnancy, I had my only son 9 years ago. My obstetric history very similar to yours.
    Been a healthcare professional myself, never thought of trying again.It was terrifying to see my baby struggling for every breath.
    I am now 38 years old. My son has been asking for a sibling, and I felt ready again, so earlier this year went with husband to O&G to a preconception consultation, told me that chances were 50:50.
    I have been reading a lot about the risks of a new pregnancy, pre eclampsia and my age; it has been pure doom and gloom.
    Your story has given me hope... Thank you

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