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Pregnancy, Placental Dysfunction, and Innate Immunity | Kehamilan, Disfungsi Plaseta, dan Kekebalan Bawaan


The second pathway involves placental dysfunction leading to innate immune system activation and resulting in inflammation, endothelial/ renal dysfunction, and PE. Danger signals including RNA, DNA, heat shock proteins, uric acid, tumor necrosis factor, and others released from the placenta “tell” the mother that the placenta either did not form properly or is not functioning adequately. 203 more words

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The Best News is No News

This week we saw the perinatologist again, and prior to the visit repeated the 24 hour urine test, which is my least favorite thing right now. 382 more words

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Oliver at 1

My baby, sweet baby — he’s 1!

Last week was Oliver’s first birthday. After speaking with many preemie parents about approaching their child’s unexpected birth date, I worried I’d slip into a funk — remembering my hospitalization, steroid shots, the late-night ambulance ride, the blood pressure cuff that went off day and night . 1,432 more words


Preeclampsia: Leveling the Playing Field

I didn’t realize when I started this blog earlier in the week I would so quickly get the occasion to stray off topic from the conversation of renovation to one of family life. 514 more words


Night 1 Hospital Sleepover Adventures

Thank you to everyone who has been reading and keeing up with this rollercoaster ride with us! You guys are so awesome and give us so much encouragement! 1,028 more words

Harvey's Birth Story

I’ve been trying to figure out how I wanted to start this story for a few days now. It is such an important story. In fact, it is the most significant thing that has happened to me in my life to date. 1,886 more words


Doctors are the WORST

This week I had a little bobble on the road to pregnancy health and happiness. The headaches were back full force, along with the floaters in my vision that may or may not be associated with a spike in blood pressure. 332 more words

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