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Second Pregnancy with ITP

5 years 10 months ago #64430 by RB619
Second Pregnancy with ITP was created by RB619
Hi All,
I am currently 21 weeks into my second pregnancy. I was diagnosed with ITP when I was a teen, I am in my 30’s now and have been followed by my physician closely. During my first pregnancy I took prednisone and had two IVIG treatments to try and raise my platelet count which usually is around 30-60k. Unfortunately my count was unchanged dispite treatments. I ended up getting sedated with a c section for my first child and having 2 blood transfusions postpartum. I am looking for some new avenues to explore to raise my platelets during this pregnancy so that I can at least try for an edipural. My OBGYN needs my count to be at least 80k which has never happened. Any advise would be appreciated!!

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5 years 10 months ago #64434 by Sandi
Replied by Sandi on topic Second Pregnancy with ITP
Unfortunately, steroids and IVIG are still the only two treatments that are considered to be safe for pregnancy.

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