TTC #2

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Registered: 03-04-2008
TTC #2
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Thu, 10-06-2011 - 12:48am

Hey there,

It's been two years since I was here last...and back again TTC. We had a baby girl, Violet, in April 2010. She was two months early (I had pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome) but thankfully, we're both fine and she is a happy, healthy 18 mo. old.

So, we're trying for number #2. I am 35 and I am now considered high-risk given what happened last time. But the doctors are positive about us having another baby, so here we go.

I am about cycle day 24 and I think I may have had some implantation bleeding yesterday. I had it with my first pregnancy, so we'll see. I won't test until the weekend...BFN from testing too early is no fun.

Anyway, just wanted to say hi. Has anyone else here had pre-eclampsia or HELLP?

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Registered: 06-06-2011
In reply to: crocusgirl
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 11:07am
Welcome to the board! Violet is a beautiful name! Good luck TTC#2!

DH and I are on Cycle 2 of TTC#1.
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Registered: 11-13-2008
In reply to: crocusgirl
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 2:39pm
Welcome to the board crocusgirl! I hope you get your BFP this weekend, let us know :)

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Registered: 11-20-2008
In reply to: crocusgirl
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 9:58pm
Welcome to the board! My name is Amanda. DH and I are TTC #2 as well. My DS just turned 2. I had pregnancy induced hypertension...and my doc elected to induce me at 37 weeks because my symptoms were getting worse even after being on bedrest for 4 weeks. I'm glad he did because I was starting to get full blown pre-eclampsia symptoms. I have read that after you have this condition you are more likely to have it again in following pregnancies. What are your docs telling you?
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Registered: 03-04-2008
In reply to: crocusgirl
Sat, 10-08-2011 - 10:41pm

Because I had severe PE and HELLP, I am going to be closely monitored if/when I get pregnant again. I am lucky to live in Vancouver, where the Women's Hospital has a research centre for pre-eclampsia. We met with a maternal fetal specialist earlier this year, who was very positive about us trying again. They will do some testing very early in pregnancy and they can determine with some certainty whether I will get it again - a probability betwen 10-70%.

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Registered: 11-20-2008
In reply to: crocusgirl
Mon, 10-10-2011 - 3:16pm
HOpefully this is it for you! And it is great that you are there by that hospital...hopefully that eases your mind a little bit.
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Registered: 03-04-2008
In reply to: crocusgirl
Sat, 10-15-2011 - 1:49pm

Nope, got the BFN for real. Onto the next cycle! Day 9...have the OPKs at the ready. We'll see if it works this month!

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Registered: 10-17-2011
In reply to: crocusgirl
Mon, 10-17-2011 - 9:26am

I have a 2 year old at home and my boyfriend and I are trying to have number 2