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by laura
Sat Feb 25, 2012 05:29 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: (update ?)Dr will not order 24hour urine..(friend's issues)
Replies: 8
Views: 624

Re: (update ?)Dr will not order 24hour urine..(friend's issu

The other tactic your friend may wish to try is to ask them to document her requests in her medical record AND record that they declined. Then, make sure they do it. In my experience, providers who are inclined not to take you seriously often reconsider when looking at it through the lens of what it...
by laura
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: At risk for Preclampsia, but am I freaking over nothing?
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Re: At risk for Preclampsia, but am I freaking over nothing?

Heyya Paranoid, we are two peas in a preeclamptic pod- not just because we both found the Preeclampsia Foundation while flipping out, but because I also get vascular headaches and have chronic hypertension. 8-) The good thing to remember is that although (in your case underlying) chronic hypertensio...
by laura
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Measuring small at first u/s... poor implantation?
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: Measuring small at first u/s... poor implantation?

I seem to remember something my doc said during #1 that all babies grow at the same rate until around~16 weeks, and then things like environment (read: placenta) and genetics start kicking in. It seems like when they're that small they are hard to get good measurements of, and I know that we suspect...
by laura
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Introducing Myself
Replies: 8
Views: 1077

Re: Introducing Myself

Hi Allison- I'm sorry that you had to find us, and I'm sorry about the loss of Peyton. The others have covered the bases and given you a nice welcome, but I thought it might do your peace of mind to hear that like you, my baseline for protein during my post-preeclampsia pregnancies started out aroun...
by laura
Mon Aug 22, 2011 01:32 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: When should kicks become prevalent?
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: When should kicks become prevalent?

I'm so sorry you're having to go through this. I can relate a little bit- my second one developed low amniotic fluid early on- which meant that because the placenta wasn't working properly, all the blood flow was directed towards her head while everything else- including her kidneys- hibernated. I d...
by laura
Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: 7 weeks and having swelling/vision issues
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: 7 weeks and having swelling/vision issues

Yup, my docs also indicated that hypertension prior to 20 weeks would be triggered by underlying chronic hypertension, rather than PIH/PE. And- on a personal note- these sorts of pregnancies are too stressful to go with doctors you don't feel are responsive to your concerns. Really, in my own case, ...
by laura
Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Tell me about... "Visual Changes"
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

Re: Tell me about... "Visual Changes"

I think context is everything- late pregnancy is also the time when floaters run rampant- they're bits of protein in the eye that flit around the periphery that you can see. The visual disturbances that go with severe preeclampsia are caused by inter cranial pressure smushing the optic nerve. (thats...
by laura
Sun Aug 21, 2011 01:31 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: 10 weeks already seeing MFM
Replies: 19
Views: 1592

Re: 10 weeks already seeing MFM

That is exactly what I was thinking about, caryn, even some our docs assumed that c&e supplements were benign- only to find out we had all been wrong. Thats why it is so important to understand that there is no *best* treatment, only the best treatment for *you*, given your own medical history, and ...
by laura
Sun Aug 21, 2011 01:16 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: PIH and Chronic Hypertension
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: PIH and Chronic Hypertension

Gosh, I can't remember where I saw it, but remember Anne saying that half of all with PIH would develop PE.

Among chronic hypertensives with controlled BPs the pe rate was between 10-25%. So there is hope! The key to look for is whether your pressures can be controlled. Hope this helps.
by laura
Sun Aug 21, 2011 01:04 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: 10 weeks already seeing MFM
Replies: 19
Views: 1592

Re: 10 weeks already seeing MFM

I'm a little disappointed that Abbysmama's original post turned into a discussion about the merits of lovenox- that clearly wasn't what she was asking for, and didn't help her one situation one whit. I'm not a moderator here anymore (but since I was the *first* one, I'm grandfathered in ;) ) but wou...

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