Hi! I've read through a number of the posts and found them very helpful.
I'm 9 weeks pregnant and just found out that my platelet count is at 50. I'm going to see a hematologist and get their expert opinion, but my doctor said she felt that the most likely diagnosis was ITP secondary to an autoimmune disease I have called Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease. It's in the same family of diseases as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. My UCTD is under control on Plaquenil and I've never had a low platelet count before.
Have any of you gone through pregnancy with ITP? I know that 50 is low but not a scary level. However I've read that platelets usually go down over the course of pregnancy and that they should be above 50 for the birth and must be 70+ for a c-section and 75-100+ to be able to get epidural anesthesia. I've also read that it's possible for babies born to mothers with ITP to have thrombocytopenia when they are born or in the first couple weeks of life and need treatment with IVIG.
Thanks for any additional info or personal stories!