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    Default Increased risk for early PE..

    Has anyone else been told after their nuchal scan they were at increased risk for early PE?

    What was your next step?

    I was told today that while bub looks good, I'm at increased risk of developing PE, so looking for others who went through this.

    I've an appointment with the hypertensive disorder in pregnancy clinic next week so the obstetrician will hopefully explain this to me better.

    For those who were given an increased risk, did you develop PE?

    I can't even think of my questions, but please feel free to share your experience. Thanks!

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    Rainbow, what gave them the indication you may develop PE? Was it your blood test results?

    Have they told you that you have low papp-A?

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    They haven't told me much. I am seeing the specialist OB tomorrow.

    if it was low PAPP-A I would have expected my risk ratios for the trisomy syndromes would have been higher, but I'm not sure.

    She did spend a lot of time measuring the blood flow to the placenta though, so I wonder if it's to do with that?

    Hoping the OB will explain it to me better. It all sounded very scary.

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    I was - mainly as I had low Papp a plus my age they said was a risk (39) my OB said I had to have more frequent visits ( mainly to check. BP) and a few extra scans - went on to have a scheduled c section at 38+ 5 and only once had slightly above average BP

    My naturopath put me on protein shakes ( as well as normal diet) daily , magnesium tablets ( apparently help with blood flow/pressure) and I drank loads of water, cut out all sugar and refined carbs and ate super dooper healthy food ( wholemeal grains, fish, veggies, salads, nuts, legumes, yogurt, water , eggs )

    Both my SIL had pre eclampsia ( twins born at 28 weeks, the other 33 weeks) so I was extra paranoid !

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    Thanks EM.

    I'm on 150mg aspirin daily now, and have extra monitoring, another scan at 24 weeks etc.

    My BP has never been above 125/80 and usually hovers around 110/70 so that's pretty good. I will see what OB says and possibly will see a naturopath as well for some ideas. My diet is pretty good but there's always room for improvement.

    So you never developed PE because you were monitored closely?

    I've been told that using donor sperm increases your risk, as your body can develop antibodies to it!

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    It is a bit scary when you get told something like that without having all the information. I'm sure you'll feel better after your appointment tomorrow, at least knowing what you are dealing with and being able to ask lots of questions.

    Please try not to worry or google too much. Once you know more then you can go from there

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    Thank you. Googling is never a good idea. But I have googled

    I hope he finds bub's hb for me tomorrow, I'm really stressing about bub being okay in there now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    Thanks EM.

    I'm on 150mg aspirin daily now, and have extra monitoring, another scan at 24 weeks etc.

    My BP has never been above 125/80 and usually hovers around 110/70 so that's pretty good. I will see what OB says and possibly will see a naturopath as well for some ideas. My diet is pretty good but there's always room for improvement.

    So you never developed PE because you were monitored closely?

    I've been told that using donor sperm increases your risk, as your body can develop antibodies to it!
    the extra monitoring didn't stop it but if they did pick up something they could have maybe given me blood pressure medication if needed - I honestly think my diet and the extra protein helped but don't forget you may be at risk but you also may never get it!
    Don't panic and just see what your OB says, it's better to take precautions just in case but I'm sure odds are they are just being extra cautious which is great and you will have a healthy full term pregnancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    Thank you. Googling is never a good idea. But I have googled

    I hope he finds bub's hb for me tomorrow, I'm really stressing about bub being okay in there now.
    It's so hard not to google! I did the same when I was told I had low PAPP-A. Then I stopped myself and realised that I had no control over what 'might' happen later on in my pregnancy, and that it would be detrimental to the pregnancy for me to get really stressed.

    It's easier said than done though.


 

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