I need to get my head on straight

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Re: I need to get my head on straight

Post by princess purr » Fri Sep 06, 2013 06:04 am

Good news is the second time you had it, it was later then the first time, so hopefully you will just skip preeclampsia all together. I can totally relate to the ticking time bomb feeling, I am very much at that stage in my pregnancy!

Re: I need to get my head on straight

Post by sam10 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 09:07 am

Oh good, you have clear instructions. I always found that so very helpful. Just don't go crazy with that cuff ;)

Re: I need to get my head on straight

Post by kaxy » Thu Sep 05, 2013 08:13 am

Trying to! :). My doctor said if I get another reading like that, to go to the bathroom and lay down for 15 minutes or so, and take it again. And if I'm getting something higher than 140/90 to call it in.

Not sure if that would mean delivery, but I think they'll go from there based on those numbers. So glad I have a cuff at home -- it's really handy!

Re: I need to get my head on straight

Post by sam10 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 07:20 am

Hang in there. :-) You are almost there. What does your doctor say about your elevated BP readings? Did you get call-in numbers and/or under which circumstances you'd be delivered?

I need to get my head on straight

Post by kaxy » Thu Sep 05, 2013 02:44 am

Tomorrow (Sept. 6) marks 35w for me. So far, so good, though I've had a few questionable BP readings at home lately (which I've shared with my doctor of course). Last night I had a 137/91, I went to the bathroom and laid down for a little bit and it was back to a better range. But still, ugh! Don't wanna see numbers go up like that.

Everything on paper is going as it should this time. I'm measuring appropriately, my weight gain is fine, protein is fine (dipstick tests). I *should* be comforted by that, but I'm still feeling some anxiety.

I feel like a ticking time bomb, ya know?

My OB hasn't scheduled any extra ultrasounds or tests or anything. I guess that's ok? I mean, as of now I'm fine. I'm starting weekly appointments now.

I don't have an induction scheduled, though that could happen between 39-40w if everything else is still normal. That part is a bit stressful for me, too. Oh, and thinking about laboring or just plain being on mag. Rotten stuff.

I think I just need to get in the mindset that what will be will be, and try to think positive. It's hard, though!

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