by sherry fisher (384 Posts), Fri Dec 12, 2003 06:11 am
Hi Amy! Your almost there! While some of the symptoms your having very well could be just from getting so close to delivery...some could be signs of PE sneaking up on ya. I am sure one of the ladies will give you a heads up on the exact numbers of the rise in BP's. (I am not exactly sure) What is your BP usually? They say to watch for swelling in your hands and face for PE. Although for me this happened in my feet more. Your blood pressure is supposed to change. So, your BP machine may be more reliable then you think. I want to let you know, even if you deliver tomorrow and you have some of the signs creeping up now, does not mean that you still can not end up with PE after the baby is born! So, you STILL need to keep that eye on things when the baby is born as well! Protein is a +3 for diagnosis of PE. A trace is normal, especially this late in the pregnancy. Nausea can be 'normal' as well, although a sign of PE. That lil big person inside you isnt giving you much room anymore. Try eating in smaller more frequent portions, see if this helps.
DEFINATELY, follow your dr's orders and take it easy! You have come too far to see disaster now! One thing alot of us ladies say on here is the ol' "listen to your body"!! If you feel at anytime that something is not right...GO STRAIGHT TO LABOR AND DELIVERY! Dont wait! Dont worry about who will think what, or what will my OB say! Ultimately its your body and your baby, your all that matters right now!!!!
I dont know that I have helped, but WELCOME!! We are always glad to educate new people!! [:D]
Sherry Fisher (28)
DH: Bill (35)
Proud Mama to:
#1) Alex 1/1/94-PE
#2) Abbie 12/17/97-PIH
#3 Will 08/03/02-PP PE
#4) EDD: 4/27/04