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by kellyo19
Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Unable to breastfeed and milk supply
Replies: 19
Views: 8812

Re: Unable to breastfeed and milk supply

I didn't have a premie but I struggled with nursing my son for the first few wks. I used motherlove.com's more milk plus supplement which was a huge help several times and saved my supply. I also power pumped - set up the pump and every hour or so during the day, pump for 5-10 mins for a day or so o...
by kellyo19
Wed Oct 05, 2011 08:48 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Visual Disturbances
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Visual Disturbances

Let your OB/MFM know. I have chronic floaters anyway due to another medical condition, but when my floaters went from gray shadowy streaks that lasted 10-30 secs to "camera flashes" and "glittery sparkles" the drs became quite concerned... the glittery sparkles would last just a few seconds and woul...
by kellyo19
Wed Oct 05, 2011 08:30 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: PE, IUGR and SPD
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: PE, IUGR and SPD

Oh, my, sounds like my daughter. is always on the go, historically found/finds it difficult to sleep, hates loud noises, hates being strapped in the car, hates clothes, etc My daughter must run on some wonderful batteries, she's either sleeping or running around. Sleep is an issue, getting her down ...
by kellyo19
Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: PIH Diagnosis 32weeks-What next?
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: PIH Diagnosis 32weeks-What next?

I was diagnosed PIH at about 32 wks too. I had weekly US/BPP/NST until about 36 wks and then it was twice wkly. I was also at L&D every other wk until 36 wks when I was in 2-3 times a wk due to BPs not coming down with bedrest. I was never medicated. My BPs were usually 140-150s/90-110s, and during ...
by kellyo19
Tue Aug 23, 2011 08:10 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Tell me about... "Visual Changes"
Replies: 11
Views: 1533

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

I had undiagnosed/untreated PE and IUGR with daughter in 2005, which activated a dormant eye condition which is now chronic. With my PIH pregnancy with my son in 2009, my vision changed included a glittery sparkly floater in addition to regular shadowy floaters and flashes of light. The glittery spa...
by kellyo19
Sat Jun 18, 2011 09:35 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: flashing lights? and ringing in ears?
Replies: 5
Views: 2178

Re: flashing lights? and ringing in ears?

I had flashing lights and twinkles/glitter in my vision field. It comes with optic nerve involvement due to the swelling from PE/PIH. For me, the flashing lights looked like someone was taking my picture w/ a camera, only there was no camera. :) Sometimes I'd sit in the dark and have these constant ...
by kellyo19
Mon May 30, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Whats the latest on automatic wrist cuffs?
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Whats the latest on automatic wrist cuffs?

My OB told me an arm cuff is more accurate than a wrist cuff, that being said however, when I got an arm cuff he had me bring it to my next appt and they compared my consumer unit with the clinics (waiting a few mins between readings w/ no movement between). They were within a few pts of eachother -...
by kellyo19
Fri May 27, 2011 09:31 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: High bp after activity
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Re: High bp after activity

First, like PP said, your BP needs to be taken while seated upright, upper arm at heart level, feet flat on floor, after sitting quietly for a minute or two. Refuse to lay down on left side, tell them that you have severe heartburn that makes you nauseous if you lay down (I always said this at L&D, ...
by kellyo19
Fri May 13, 2011 06:20 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Is there more I should do?
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Is there more I should do?

In the US you can just go into L&D for feeling bad - you can tell them you feel fluish or bad headache. I always felt Flu-ish when my BPs were high, with or without a headache. They can monitor your BPs and baby activity better in L&D anyway, and being in a hospital bed is more comfortable than a cl...
by kellyo19
Sat Apr 30, 2011 02:37 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: New here!
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Re: New here!

I'm not a dr by any means, but those high BPs definitely need a closer look by a high-risk OB (also called MFM), failing that an OB with plenty of experience handling PE should be monitoring your care. Those 180s have me plenty worried for you, I hope you're on some form of bedrest? You should be on...

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