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by mrs.spit
Thu Dec 31, 2009 08:22 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: When were you put on Bedrest for BP??
Replies: 38
Views: 3022

Re : When were you put on Bedrest for BP??

<t>The mister and I made a careful decision that if we lost another child to pre-e, I would have my tubes tied, and the doctor is ok with that, knowing we made the decision carefully. Having said that, he was also clear that he would be happy to schedule a tubal in a few months, but he generally wou...
by mrs.spit
Thu Dec 31, 2009 08:10 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: pre-e, PIH and life insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re : pre-e, PIH and life insurance

<t>Oh Becky, that sounds awful. We had to make some changes to our insurance after Gabe was born, and I know there were some "issues" - I wasn't chronic then, and my agent that we've had for years informed us that she would deal with the issues, and we had enough on our plates, and that was the end ...
by mrs.spit
Thu Dec 31, 2009 08:05 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: preeclampsia and jaundice
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re : preeclampsia and jaundice

I was a post-mature baby (almost a month!) and I had jaundice quite badly, and they told my mother it was because the placenta had broken down quite badly!
by mrs.spit
Thu Dec 31, 2009 08:02 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Having nightmares about previous delivery...
Replies: 12
Views: 695

Re : Having nightmares about previous delivery...

<t>PTSD is simply the brain's reaction to something that is more than it can handle. It shuts down, but the memories continue to record, and for things to settle down, you have to work through those memories. It is a hard and frightening thing. People get PTSD from all sorts of things, and thankfull...
by mrs.spit
Mon Dec 28, 2009 01:24 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Having nightmares about previous delivery...
Replies: 12
Views: 695

Re : Having nightmares about previous delivery...

<t>It sounds like a bit of PTSD, which is really no surprise. Obviously you aren't going to buy anyone who tells you that it will be fine, because the honest reality is that it wasn't fine last time, and it may not be fine this time. <br/> <br/> One of the treatments for PTSD is 2 fold. One is to ta...
by mrs.spit
Tue Dec 22, 2009 09:03 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Low amniotic fluid?
Replies: 7
Views: 1599

Re : Low amniotic fluid?

One of the reasons they elected to deliver me was very low amniotic fluid, in fact, virtually none ( I think the measure was about 2). Let us know what your doctor says.
by mrs.spit
Tue Dec 22, 2009 01:45 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: chronic hypertension and pe
Replies: 8
Views: 692

Re : chronic hypertension and pe

<t>DublinMam: <br/> <br/> You won't find an MFM, but you will very likely find a perinatologist. Commonwealth countries tend to refer to them as such, and I'm assuming (perhaps wrongly) that the NIH can get you access to one. The UK has some great stuff going on with pre-e, they seem to have made it...
by mrs.spit
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: 24 hour bp monitors
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re : 24 hour bp monitors

<t>Yes, it's exactly like a haltermonitor. It attaches to your arm, and you wear the measuring unit on your belt of your pants. The machine either stores and prints the readings, or it can send, via telemetry. The one I got does both. It is a bit inconvenient, but works really well. <br/> <br/> The ...
by mrs.spit
Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: How fast can PIH become preeclampsia
Replies: 13
Views: 1796

Re : How fast can PIH become preeclampsia

<t>Emilie: <br/> <br/> You won't see a MFM here, you'll see a perinatologist. For some reason, the names are different. Also, because many more women are delivered by GP's in Canada, OB's seem to be a bit more comfortable with high risk situations. <br/> <br/> Keep an eye on the signs and symptoms. ...
by mrs.spit
Thu Dec 10, 2009 01:41 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Is pitting edema ever 'normal'?
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re : Is pitting edema ever 'normal'?

Also, remember that you are taking it correctly (sitting quietly for 5 minutes first and the like).

Pitting edema can be normal, and alas, I now get it when I'm doing a lot of walking, and especially it seems if I am a bit dehydrated.


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