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Second Pregnancy with ITP

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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
Congratulations!
Unfortunately, steroids and IVIG are still the only two treatments that are considered to be safe for pregnancy.

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