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by sam10
Sun Jul 19, 2015 03:16 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: 34 weeks and pre-e signs.
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

Re: 34 weeks and pre-e signs.

I find your pressures quite high to be at home. Do you take any medication? And did your care providers give you BP readings that warrant a call to the on-call doc or at what point you should be heading in? I'd call the doc if your pressures are consistently in that range and ask to be seen and moni...
by sam10
Sat Jul 18, 2015 00:58 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: 34 weeks and pre-e signs.
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

Re: 34 weeks and pre-e signs.

Protein is no longer needed for diagnosing preeclampsia as far as I know. I am a bit concerned that you were sent home with these high pressures, especially with a history of PE. How are you doing now?
by sam10
Thu May 07, 2015 02:25 am
Forum: Trying Again after Preeclampsia
Topic: Advice for second pregnancy after preeclampsia
Replies: 1
Views: 5919

Re: Advice for second pregnancy after preeclampsia

It is very scary to even think about another pregnancy after experiencing PE! The best advice I can give is to seek a consultation with an MFM (maternal fetal medicine specialist or high-risk OB) before TTC. S/he will go over your medical history including your previous pregnancies, and will discuss...
by sam10
Thu May 07, 2015 02:08 am
Forum: Grief and Loss
Topic: Loss of my Angelica
Replies: 3
Views: 13503

Re: Loss of my Angelica

I am so sorry you lost your precious little baby. There is nothing worse for a mother or father than losing a child. After I lost my firstborn I started seeing a counselor who has helped me cope. It was a hard path to walk, and I wish you and your family all the strength to find our footing again. T...
by sam10
Mon Jan 05, 2015 03:43 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: anxiety :(
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

Re: anxiety :(

I am so sorry you are experiencing anxiety. I still have to deal with it from time to time (e.g. show me a cuff and I get sweaty hands and nervous). It helped me to develop coping strategies and seeing a counselor was my psychological lifesaver. Perhaps it would be something to consider? Many PE lad...
by sam10
Sun Dec 07, 2014 06:18 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Expecting #3
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: Expecting #3

Congrats on #3 :D

Dipsticks are known to be unrealiable, which is why doctors really go by 24-collections.
by sam10
Sun Dec 07, 2014 06:04 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: New Here, 34w 1d 3rd time
Replies: 12
Views: 1786

Re: New Here, 34w 1d 3rd time

Congratulations! So happy to hear that baby is doing well. I hope your docs will soon find the right kind of meds to stabilize your BP. It might take a while though and could include med and dosage changes.
by sam10
Mon Dec 01, 2014 02:54 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: New Here, 34w 1d 3rd time
Replies: 12
Views: 1786

Re: New Here, 34w 1d 3rd time

I had mostly amazing doctors with my second pregnancy, but there was one young and eager one who always gave me the feeling as if I was asking to check into a luxury hotel. It was so annoying. Thankfully, all others overruled her, so I could stay! I am so sorry that you are dealing with this! I wond...
by sam10
Sat Nov 29, 2014 04:25 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: We lost our baby to severe pre-eclampsia and HELLP
Replies: 8
Views: 3123

Re: We lost our baby to severe pre-eclampsia and HELLP

I am so very happy to hear about your new addition. And thank you for reporting back! I know from my own experience how difficult such a subsequent pregnancy can be with all the extra monitoring, and cautious lifestyle and anxiety and fears. I hope that the blood pressure will resolve soon and that ...
by sam10
Tue Sep 02, 2014 02:55 am
Forum: Trying Again after Preeclampsia
Topic: When to try again?
Replies: 4
Views: 5176

Re: When to try again?

I would ask the OB why specifically you should wait that long. it sounds like the standard answer. does s/he know you require IVF? docs can forget such details. you might want to consider a second opinion, plus a consult with an MFM due to your history of PE.

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