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by alexis
Fri Jul 26, 2013 06:53 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: What are Non Stress Tests?
Replies: 3
Views: 951

Re: What are Non Stress Tests?

Non-stress testing is a measure of fetal well being--they measure the fetal heart rate and uterine activity. You click a buzzer if the baby moves; this is marked on the test screen/strip (so they can map it against the FHR changes). They're looking for a certain baseline FHR and (IIRC) 2 acceleratio...
by alexis
Fri Jul 19, 2013 05:18 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Should I switch to an MFM
Replies: 2
Views: 940

Re: Should I switch to an MFM

The answer is going to be a little local. In different cities, MFM have different criteria for who they will take on for sole care vs. consult care. In my area, only the very highest risk patients are under MFM sole care; MFM mainly works on a consult basis. But in other cities, there are MFMs who w...
by alexis
Sat May 04, 2013 08:49 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: What was your BP when they finally induced
Replies: 5
Views: 2228

Re: What was your BP when they finally induced

I went straight to CS rather than induction due to the combination of bad NST, high protein count, and unfavorable cervix, but my BP had been around 165/105 on admission and went down slightly after 2 days in bed (though my diastolic had been over 100 for weeks). There seems to be some dispute over ...
by alexis
Sat May 04, 2013 08:43 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: how often does chronic hypertension lead to pre-e
Replies: 4
Views: 1954

Re: how often does chronic hypertension lead to pre-e

IIRC, the overall rate for superimposed preeclampsia in chronic hypertensive patients is 25%.
by alexis
Sat Apr 13, 2013 04:03 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Pregnancy with treated hypothyroidism?
Replies: 9
Views: 2528

Re: Pregnancy with treated hypothyroidism?

I've been treated for hypo since I was 19 (I am 35 now). I needed to have my meds adjusted, but otherwise it wasn't an issue--I did get PE in my first pregnancy, but not my 2nd (and I am chronically hypertensive, which is a bigger risk factor). It was really a fairly simple thing to handle--just som...
by alexis
Thu Feb 21, 2013 03:48 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Should I push for delivery?
Replies: 4
Views: 1304

Re: Should I push for delivery?

I'm also a chronic, and my OB's plan was to wait for 39 as long as my pressures stayed below 140/90 (I was medicated). If my pressure rose above that point, regardless of whether it was superimposed PE or not, and I was past 37 weeks, we would deliver. There doesn't seem to be consistent guidance on...
by alexis
Sat Dec 08, 2012 07:08 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: spot urine PCR test
Replies: 13
Views: 4306

Re: spot urine PCR test

Congratulations! I'm so glad you're both doing well.
by alexis
Sun Nov 18, 2012 02:35 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: spot urine PCR test
Replies: 13
Views: 4306

Re: spot urine PCR test

Wow, what a rollercoaster! There is a study called HYPITAT that says that after 37 weeks, there's more risk than benefit to expectant management, even if your preeclampsia is mild. The study came out a couple of years ago and OBs have been incorporating it into practice, but not all do. That's why y...
by alexis
Sat Nov 17, 2012 05:03 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: spot urine PCR test
Replies: 13
Views: 4306

Re: spot urine PCR test

That is a very rapid increase. I'm glad you went back in. Thinking of you and your baby.
by alexis
Fri Nov 16, 2012 08:21 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Im back!
Replies: 4
Views: 1346

Re: Im back!

Congratulations on your pregnancy! At 8 weeks, your 24 hour is a baseline, so it reflects your kidneys' state pre-pregnancy. It doesn't mean you're on the road to preeclampsia (you're only just developing a placenta now), but often, women who have had it in the past have higher than normal protein d...

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