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  #1  
August 19th, 2010, 09:02 PM
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I want to avoid HELLP/PIH/induction


can you give me tips? resources? experiences? I am always in the subforum, but anything else....foods to avoid, yoga dvds, exercises that help..ANYthing
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August 19th, 2010, 09:57 PM
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I don't have anything to offer, but I'll be stalking this thread and every step of your pregnancy! I really hope you can avoid it!
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August 19th, 2010, 11:01 PM
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If not already on the Brewer's diet or something similar I would suggest that.
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August 20th, 2010, 08:03 AM
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I switched to sea salt, cut out all processed foods, upped my water intake, took a calcuim/magnesium suppliment, ate lots of lean protein and only fresh produce, lots of fruit, particularly peaches, watermelon....oh and cucumbers!

all of those things combined with rest and occasionally walking, brought my BP down quite well. Anytime I strayed and ate things I wasn't supposed to, it went right back up.
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August 20th, 2010, 06:56 PM
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I highly recommemd the calcium and magnesium supplements... I read a great article on the supplements during pregnancy and they truly do help with prevention... if not supplements which aren't absorbed as well in the body then foods high in Cal/mag..

I second the decrease in processed foods and intake of water... I also would say drink RRL tea since it is high in calcium and magnesium...

I suggest walkiong or some yoga... any kind of exercise at least...

Protein, protein, protein!
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August 20th, 2010, 07:05 PM
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good luck!

if you would like to do a thread about this in the subforum to help others that would be SUPER!
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August 20th, 2010, 08:47 PM
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sure Cheryl...I will get some info together and start a thread next week!


i do exercise pretty regularly...I swam laps for 45 min tonight, and I signed up for a yoga class at our gym. I also don't eat much for processed food and I HATE salt. I hate it hate it HATE it. I am also married to a beef farmer, so protein is not scarce

I can't understand why my body failed so badly last time. I just want to avoid it again.
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August 20th, 2010, 09:15 PM
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Chels.. really do some research on the calcium and magnesium supplement during pregnancy... there is some good reading material on increasing those minerals and preventing pre-e and hellp...

I will definitely try and find the articles I had saved on it when I get my laptop...

I thought for sure I would develop pre-e merely based on my stressful job, being a 3rd shifter, lack of sleep due to job, not the best diet, and being overweight but I did increase my calcium Aldo magnesium...

Although after having noelle and wondering why I never developed contractions without pitocin I researched that too much calcium can cause you to not contract on own so its finding a balance...
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August 20th, 2010, 09:33 PM
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I take both supplements already I have taken them both since before I was preggo with Brylie to help girl sway, and then continue taking them anyway. I am sure I consume enough calcium, but definitely not enough Mag in my diet.
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August 20th, 2010, 10:01 PM
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Have you found any research for the statistics on reoccurrance of pre-e/hellp in subsequent pregnancies?
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August 21st, 2010, 06:43 AM
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Everything I find is very conflicting...one source will say its much more rare in subsequent pregnancies, and the next will say if you had it severe enough to warrant induction you're at a greater risk.
I'm honnestly not THAT worried about it, but I do want to do everything I can to actively prevent it, kwim?
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August 21st, 2010, 06:48 AM
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I totally know what you mean...
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August 21st, 2010, 09:08 AM
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I did everything right according to my midwives and I still ended up with PE. I truly believed I would escape it since I didn't have it with Gem and I ran an ultramarathon only 3 months before I got pregnant. I was in the best shape of my life and very health conscious and still got it. I hope you can avoid it!
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August 21st, 2010, 10:59 AM
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Sara-b when did you develop pre-e?
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August 21st, 2010, 11:43 AM
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I would take Vit D as well, there is a thread about Vit D and pregnancy in the subforum
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August 21st, 2010, 08:49 PM
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I get sooo much vitamin D in the summer that I don't supplement it - because I am outside alll the time, but I do supplement from about Nov-March.
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August 22nd, 2010, 06:23 AM
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Sara-b when did you develop pre-e?
I'm guessing around 33 weeks. That's when I started to swell up really bad but it wasn't diagnosed until I was in labor because no one would listen to me and do a 24 hour urine.

Oh and on the vitamin D note, I do supplement on top of my prenatals.
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August 22nd, 2010, 07:51 AM
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I think the salt thing is a factor. I didn't really eat much salty food last time, other than bacon....omg, I had to have bacon almost everyday. This time I have kept that to a minimum. I really think stress has a lot to do with it too. By this time last pregnancy my BP was already out of control. This time they say it's been perfect. I was under HUGE amounts of stress last time. I was induced because of it so it still concerns me that it could pop up again, but I'm pleased that at least it hasn't started as early this time.

Everything I've read about it has also been conflicting. Some say diet and exercise and all that won't prevent, while others suggest that it may. Then others say you're more likely to get it in a subsequent pregnancy, and others say no. Personally I am erring on the side of caution this time. Can't hurt to try, right?
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August 23rd, 2010, 09:47 PM
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From what I've read if you got pre-e in the first pregnancy, your odds of getting it in the next go up to 25%. That seems to be the only stat I ever read as far as getting it again.
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