Anyone else have a preemie and afraid to ttc again?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My mom was really sick with me (hyperemesis, then pre-eclampsia, c-section at 32 weeks). I know she was terrified to get pregnant again.  Her pregnancy with my sister was stressful for different reasons, but she actually went post-dates with my sister!  

Wish I had words of wisdom for you, but I do think your feelings are normal.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Hmm…would it be worth talking to your doc about if that is a factor and if so if there’s anything they can do?  

I totally get your feelings, though. We are currently TTC and I know that I am at higher risk for pre-eclampsia because my mom had it and it is already stressing me out!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

[[Raises hands]]

My son was born at 32 weeks due to severe preeclampsia and placental abruption. 

I just met with my OB this week. We are currently TTC. We discussed the next pregnancy. He plans on just having more frequent visits etc. Also I will be started on aspirin at 12 weeks, as some studies suggest it may help with preeclampsia. 

Its scary, but having another little one far outweighs my fears right now. Just trying to stay positive!

Post # 7
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Helper bee

MRS-K :  Not personally, but my cousin and his wife never did TTC again after having a preemie. They were split on having two to begin with, so it was already swayed. A good friend of mine also had a preemie, and did TTC again. She had a chunky little baby girl at full term. Sorry I wasn’t more help! 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

yes and no… Ive been trying for a sibling for years, all babies in our family have been preemie but as someone who is infertile I would love to just get to the point where I can have a live birth and a chance

to me its scarier never to try, never to have another and to regret it than it is to deal with what may never happen when it comes

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

MRS-K :  Do you know why he was born early? Incompetent cervix? Preeclamsia? 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

I would talk to your doctor about a cerclage in your next pregnancy.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3719309/

My first was a preemie.  My water broke at 33 weeks.  He spent 19 days in the NICU.  

We did have a 2nd child.  Because of my history, I was monitored more closely, did 4 weeks of bedrest and medication.  We had her at 37 weeks.  

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