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by angieb
Wed Oct 23, 2013 09:01 pm
Forum: Announcements and Preeclampsia in the News
Topic: Cellular Fetal Microchimerism in Preeclampsia
Replies: 5
Views: 3432

Re: Cellular Fetal Microchimerism in Preeclampsia

Interesting.

Would these be the same fetal cells that are tested from the mother's blood in the newest (Maternti21 / Harmony) genetic tests? Would it throw off those results?
by angieb
Tue Oct 22, 2013 04:42 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Advice Needed?
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

Re: Advice Needed?

Yeesh. I am glad you are seeing a new OB.That is ridiculous!

Yes, it does sound like to me that you may need bp meds. Can you monitor your bp throughout the day to see how it is otherwise? I have never heard of low blood sugar making bp high.
by angieb
Tue Oct 22, 2013 03:47 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Protein 277, 160, 280... ok not to test again?!
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Re: Protein 277, 160, 280... ok not to test again?!

The most recent research recommends delivery at 37-38 weeks for pregnancy induced hypertension, anyway. (Search HYPIAT study). Rather than pushing for a 24 hour urine, I would be pushing them to deliver, personally. Unless your symptoms suddenly get worse (headaches, visual disturbances, upper right...
by angieb
Thu Sep 26, 2013 02:14 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Won't induce yet, though I'm 37w+
Replies: 21
Views: 5609

Re: Won't induce yet, though I'm 37w+

Good for you! Good luck and I hope it all goes well!
by angieb
Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Possible pre e 24 hr protein 958
Replies: 2
Views: 866

Re: Possible pre e 24 hr protein 958

If your blood pressure is normal, then right now it is technically not preeclampsia. (Criteria for preeclampsia diagnosis is 2 readings of 140/90 and 300 mg of protein or more in a 24 hour urine test.) It is relatively rare for preeclampsia to develop before 24 weeks but it CAN and does happen. I wa...
by angieb
Thu Sep 26, 2013 09:53 am
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Won't induce yet, though I'm 37w+
Replies: 21
Views: 5609

Re: Won't induce yet, though I'm 37w+

Fingers crossed it turns into real labor. Absolutely request a 24 hour urine. I had a clear protein dip in office and went home to do a 24 hour urine that came back at 600 or something like that. (I don't remember the number exactly other than it was well over 300 but less than 1000.) If they refuse...
by angieb
Wed Sep 25, 2013 02:39 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Won't induce yet, though I'm 37w+
Replies: 21
Views: 5609

Re: Won't induce yet, though I'm 37w+

Honestly, I would start getting witchy with them. Possible ideas: Go to L&D every time it's high, do not bother calling them Show them the research Tell them to write in your chart that you have requested to be induced due to your high pressures, per ACOG recs, and they are refusing... Switch ob's o...
by angieb
Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Cognitive Impairment & Mild Down Syndrome
Replies: 1
Views: 4409

Re: Cognitive Impairment & Mild Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome is caused by chromosomal abnormalities, definitely not related to preeclampsia, although there's a possibility that women carrying children with down syndrome might possibly be at higher risk for preeclampsia. (I say "might possibly" because I have no idea, I've never seen research ind...
by angieb
Wed Sep 11, 2013 05:42 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Question about Baby Aspirin
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Re: Question about Baby Aspirin

I am not a medical professional at all, but my MFM (high risk doctor) had me start low dose aspirin as soon as I got a positive pregnancy test. I am glad you are switching OB's, honestly, I would also try to get a consult with an MFM or perinatologist as well, they are usually the ones who recommend...
by angieb
Sat Sep 07, 2013 08:34 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: 23 weeks and pre e on its way... second time around here
Replies: 14
Views: 3232

Re: 23 weeks and pre e on its way... second time around here

I would not hesitate to get another set of labs done if the pain persists. It really sounds a lot like how I described my pain. And in my case, I had the pain off and on for about 3 weeks- it would get better sometimes- before it was so bad that I ended up in the hospital. When they did my first set...

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