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by mom29
Tue Jul 16, 2013 04:19 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Should I switch to an MFM
Replies: 2
Views: 931

Re: Should I switch to an MFM

I went to the same OB/GYN for 18+ years. When he was not careful handling my PIH and sent me home with bp in the 160+/100+ range after two deliveries (had to be readmitted for postpartum pre-e) I knew it was time to see another doctor. My concern in your situation would be your history of pre-e and ...
by mom29
Tue May 21, 2013 07:27 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Brewer's Diet for High Bp and even Pre-e?
Replies: 3
Views: 1372

Re: Brewer's Diet for High Bp and even Pre-e?

This is a question that comes up frequently. You could search all the posts on this question or you can look at this long thread about it. https://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=9742&hilit=brewer+s+diet+joy The person who was a proponent of this diet (Joy) admitted that it will not ...
by mom29
Mon May 13, 2013 09:47 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: What was your BP when they finally induced
Replies: 5
Views: 2215

Re: What was your BP when they finally induced

I had been admitted to the hospital twice already with high bp and elevated protein levels, but not quite 300. MFM was very watchful and waiting for me to say I was feeling worse. He would have delivered earlier if I had complained and I was determined not to complain and deliver early! Right before...
by mom29
Thu Dec 13, 2012 02:07 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: early Pre-E signs - What to demand of Dr?
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

Re: early Pre-E signs - What to demand of Dr?

It sounds like your doctor is already watching you closely. When you see the MFM are you weighed and is your blood pressure checked or are you jut going for ultrasounds? Does the hospital you are going to deliver at have a nicu? If not, would you switch over to the MFM for delivery? If your hospital...
by mom29
Wed Nov 14, 2012 02:50 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: headaches, blurry vision, elevated BP but NOT pre-e?
Replies: 25
Views: 6522

Re: headaches, blurry vision, elevated BP but NOT pre-e?

You might need to point out what your baseline bp runs. Also, some IV narcotics since that is what they are offering to knock the headache out might be a good idea. You might feel better and they would know you are serious about your headache being that painful. If you are refusing any meds. they ma...
by mom29
Tue Oct 16, 2012 06:30 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Headaces and BP not a concern..this is getting old fast
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

Re: Headaces and BP not a concern..this is getting old fast

I used a class C med. for headaches during my pregnancy occasionally. It helped break the cycle of daily headaches. Also, if you use magnesium use the powdered or liquid form.
by mom29
Sun Oct 14, 2012 05:49 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Rising BP, Complicated Pregnancy
Replies: 7
Views: 1513

Re: Rising BP, Complicated Pregnancy

Increasing my bp meds. bought my baby some extra weeks. Maybe a different kind of bp med. would not make you feel sick.

I don't know of any supplements that would help.
by mom29
Sun Oct 14, 2012 05:46 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Rising BP, Complicated Pregnancy
Replies: 7
Views: 1513

Re: Rising BP, Complicated Pregnancy

Hi Jen, I've had some similar situations. First, I've had 12 children. My first was delivered early due to severe pre-eclampsia and he weighed 4 lbs. 13 oz. I had a lot of easy uncomplicated pregnancies after that. I do have chronic hypertension that I developed during a pregnancy seven years ago. I...
by mom29
Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: pregnant and elated and terrified
Replies: 6
Views: 2000

Re: pregnant and elated and terrified

Congratulations! I didn't have HELLP, but I did have chronic hypertension, diabetes, and was 46 when I had my youngest. I delivered her at 33 weeks due to pre-e. Developed thrombophlebitis the day after we brought her home from nicu (I could barely walk!). I was wondering a bit if I was going to mak...
by mom29
Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Help! I really dont know what to do :/
Replies: 11
Views: 4146

Re: Help! I really dont know what to do :/

I am glad to see someone in the practice is taking you seriously and that they are sending you to a mfm for a consult.

How you are feeling IS important. I remember being so surprised when my mfm told me I had to tell him how I was feeling and that would be a deciding factor in when I delivered.

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