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by rachel a
Mon Mar 16, 637333 12:50 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: This is not right...
Replies: 15
Views: 1695

Re : This is not right...

<t>Like others have said, it is not unheard of to develop preeclampsia that early.<br/> <br/> I started having symptoms at 18 weeks. All of a sudden I was seeing spots and just didn't feel right. Intuition told me something was wrong -- I didn't know that preeclampsia existed at the time. I went to ...
by rachel a
Mon Mar 16, 637333 10:56 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Roll Call: who had postpartum preeclampsia?
Replies: 63
Views: 21291

Re : Roll Call: who had postpartum preeclampsia?

<t>Hello all! <br/> <br/> Well, just 6 days after delivery (3 days after discharge) I was readmitted with bp of 226/102. WOW! The hospital I delivered at (a high-risk hospital) didn't provide meds, nor did they provide Lasix; I felt Lasix was a must-have after an over 60 pound weight gain in just 2 ...
by rachel a
Sun Nov 30, 637332 6:30 am
Forum: Trying Again after Preeclampsia
Topic: Advice for the second
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re : Advice for the second

<t>Everyone,<br/> <br/> Thanks for the great advice. Now I know how to approach my OB. I haven't consulted with a high-risk OB. I will now. I NEED someone willing to do whatever it takes to make my next pregnancy safer.<br/> <br/> The OB/GYN that diagnosed me with severe PE, had severe PE herself. I...
by rachel a
Mon Oct 27, 637332 9:35 am
Forum: Trying Again after Preeclampsia
Topic: Advice for the second
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Advice for the second

<t>Hi everyone!!<br/> <br/> This is the first time I have posted at TTC. My son is now three months old after my severe case of PE. My bp reached an astounding 240/120. <br/> <br/> We are planning our second!! YEAH! I still have elevated bps. 120s-140s/80s-90s. I STILL see my OB because she believes...
by rachel a
Mon Oct 27, 637332 8:50 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: BP going up at 24 weeks
Replies: 6
Views: 1161

Re : BP going up at 24 weeks

<t>Good for you! Educate yourself! You are your own best defense. <br/> <br/> I began having blood pressure problems at 18 weeks :( I was seeing spots and having headaches. I didn't know what preeclampsia was - YET. I went to the emergency room and my bp was 170/90. I went on bedrest and things went...
by rachel a
Fri Apr 23, 637047 4:43 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: New here....2nd pregnancy and BP?
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Re : New here....2nd pregnancy and BP?

<t>Adial,<br/> <br/> Hi! I went through a similar situation just recently. My best advice for you -- MONITOR YOUR BP AT HOME. Stay on top of how you're doing. May I suggest that you buy a bp monitor for home? The monitors in the grocery stores are not calibrated as often as they should and therefore...
by rachel a
Fri Apr 23, 637047 4:23 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Magnesium Sulfate
Replies: 28
Views: 4058

Re : Magnesium Sulfate

<t>WOW!! The "mag" as I so lovingly called it. I loved it. It was the perfect drug. I felt like I had bad sunburn on my face and neck (like I had been vacationing at the lake). Otherwise, it may the nightmarish 5 days I spent in the hospital much more bearable. I began taking it on a Wed. and becaus...
by rachel a
Tue Jul 09, 637044 8:20 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Update - I'm home with a baby
Replies: 20
Views: 1393

Update - I'm home with a baby

<t>Hello all!<br/> <br/> I know that Catherine has done an awesome job keeping you updated on my situation. <br/> <br/> Two weeks ago I was seeing my OB when my bp was 250/120. I was of course immediately sent to the nearest hospital to be stabilized. After successful stabilization I was sent to a h...
by rachel a
Mon Oct 04, 637041 6:58 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: could it be preeclampsia
Replies: 33
Views: 2459

Re : could it be preeclampsia

<t>Hello all!<br/> <br/> I am back home, however weary of a few things that happened today. I called my OB this morning only to find out that she had vacationed in Florida (suppose to return on Monday) and is now "stuck" due to the devastation left behind by the hurricanes. So the nurse in her offic...
by rachel a
Mon Sep 13, 637041 5:45 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: could it be preeclampsia
Replies: 33
Views: 2459

Re : could it be preeclampsia

Thanks!!!!

I'll be sure to send you an update as soon as I receive one!

Sincerely,

Rachel

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