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by specmom
Tue Apr 05, 2005 09:38 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Peri Appt
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re : Peri Appt

<t>Glad everything is going well, Robin! Falling in love with your baby is truly blissful. Please keep us posted.<br/> <br/> Tamara<br/> Moderator HELLP Syndrome Survivors/Ask the Experienced<br/> *Cole(2/15/03)-GD?/PUPPP/HELLP/severe atypical PE/Emerg.C/S <br/> *Joshua (1/10/05)-Postpartum PIH &...
by specmom
Tue Apr 05, 2005 09:35 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: I'm developing HELLP again
Replies: 15
Views: 1026

Re : I'm developing HELLP again

<t>Hi Chris,<br/> Congratulations on being almost 34 weeks with Baby Angus! How did your appointment go? Are they checking your liver function in addition to a platelet count when they do the blood work? How are you feeling in general?<br/> <br/> Tamara<br/> Moderator HELLP Syndrome Survivors/Ask th...
by specmom
Tue Apr 05, 2005 09:24 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: New here and confused!!
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re : New here and confused!!

<r>Hi Sarah!<br/> Welcome to the forum. With u/s checks, 24 hour urines, blood work (are they checking platelets and liver function too?), and biweekly NSTs, it sounds like your doctor is monitoring you carefully. Here's a link discussing symptoms to watch out for:<URL url="http://www.preeclampsia.o...
by specmom
Tue Apr 05, 2005 09:15 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Switching Doctors?
Replies: 15
Views: 904

Re : Switching Doctors?

<t>Kelly,<br/> I'm so glad to hear that you have created a plan with your doctor and feel a bit more comfortable now. I hope everything is fine with your little one. Ditto to what Julie said about kick counts and calling in if necessary. When is your next NST? Please let us know how the peri appoint...
by specmom
Thu Mar 31, 2005 04:28 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Another 24 hour urine question
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re : Another 24 hour urine question

<t>Hi Jackie,<br/> I'm not sure if there is a set standard of care here. I think it may vary among OBs and patients. I had 24 hour tests monthly from about 20 weeks until around 30 weeks, and then weekly thereafter. I found that for the weekly 24 hour tests, especially being switched around among th...
by specmom
Thu Mar 31, 2005 04:17 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Another question
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re : Another question

<r>Hi Amber,<br/> You're around 21 weeks, right? I'm sorry your bps are still high. How are you feeling overall? I don't have experience with methyldopa, but many other ladies here do and hopefully they will post, too. I don't have a lot to add to what Julie and Fiona have said about protein, except...
by specmom
Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Switching Doctors?
Replies: 15
Views: 904

Re : Switching Doctors?

<t>Hi Kelly, a few thoughts...<br/> After reading, "I am terrified to birth at this hospital," I find it hard to fathom that you would feel comfortable at that hospital, regardless of the doctors. How you feel about a hospital and its staff can really affect your perception of your birth experience....
by specmom
Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: What the peri said
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re : What the peri said

<t>Shannon,<br/> I am so sorry that you had such an awful experience with your OB. The peri sounds very thorough and supportive. I hope that the answers you received will help you to find some peace. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.<br/> <br/> Tamara<br/> Moderator HELLP Syndrome ...
by specmom
Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:09 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Blood work
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Re : Blood work

<t>Hi Melissa,<br/> You may want to consider requesting that your OB/hospital and prior PCP records be forwarded to your new PCP. This can help her to know what has been done before and allow you to have a more thorough discussion. Did you see a peri? If so, peri records too. [Many offices will not ...
by specmom
Tue Mar 29, 2005 07:14 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Very nervous!
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re : Very nervous!

<t>Hi Sandy!<br/> Welcome to the forum! It's great that you are already consulting a perinatologist. I agree with Fiona that you should sit down with your OB to discuss your concerns and a plan for bp monitoring and treatment if necessary. It may help to ease your mind. Blood pressures can fluctuate...

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