BP almost diagnostic, then down again - WWYD???

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Re : BP almost diagnostic, then down again - WWYD???

Postby caryn » Sat Aug 12, 2006 09:31 am

Yay! Welcome Earthside, Chance!

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Re : BP almost diagnostic, then down again - WWYD???

Postby amiejo » Sat Aug 12, 2006 00:03 am

Congrats! Welcome Chance!

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Postby amaara » Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:46 pm

Congrats and Welcome to the World, baby Chance!

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Re : BP almost diagnostic, then down again - WWYD???

Postby heather j » Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:07 pm

Blythe,
That is awesome news!! I'm glad you're holding sweet little Chance as we speak. Rest up!

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Re : BP almost diagnostic, then down again - WWYD???

Postby lyndsey » Fri Aug 11, 2006 09:37 pm

That is wonderful! Congratulations! Happy that you are both doing well.

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Re : BP almost diagnostic, then down again - WWYD???

Postby kara » Fri Aug 11, 2006 09:21 pm

Congrats on baby Chance! I'm so gald you had a happy ending and the birth experience that you wanted!

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Re : BP almost diagnostic, then down again - WWYD???

Postby jana m » Fri Aug 11, 2006 09:10 pm

Blythe,
I'm so glad your story had a happy ending. We LOVE happy endings around here! Hope you and baby Chance are doing well and feeling good.

Congratulations!

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Re : BP almost diagnostic, then down again - WWYD???

Postby emersons mom » Fri Aug 11, 2006 07:58 pm

wow...blythe...CONGRATS and welcome Chance!!! are you home or in the hospital??? I commend your multi-tasking in either case.....you are a mightymommy :)

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Re : BP almost diagnostic, then down again - WWYD???

Postby blythe » Fri Aug 11, 2006 07:44 pm

Hi everyone! Thank you so much for your input!

Thursday morning (yesterday) in the doctor's office both nurses got 148/90, so the decision was easy. We induced with cytotec and breaking my water. No mag this time, no pitocin, no epidural, and no PE complications (one reading 163/92, one 140/97, but we watched me close and all others stayed in the 140s/80s and below, labs still fine) - none of my fears!!! Baby boy was born at 3:05am this morning, August 11, 6 pounds, 14 ounces!!

They did take him to the NICU briefly to check his oxygen sats - 100%, then wanted to keep him under a warmer because his temp was a few 1/10 degrees low. My husband explained my bad experience last time and convinced them to let me try skin-to skin, which worked beautifully. I'm nursing him as I write.

Baby's name is "Chance". [:)]

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Re : BP almost diagnostic, then down again - WWYD???

Postby deerhart » Fri Aug 11, 2006 02:14 pm

From another perspective, my second time around I was induced right at 36 weeks based on the headache and one reading of 120/98 (my next readings where closer to 130/86. I did have bps of 140/90-95 during labor.

There was some strong concern in my case of it moving much faster and I get really sick very quickly, plus a strong desire to avoid the mag sulfate (turns out I am allergic to it yeah). I had had liable bps for over 6 weeks. I did not have any protein (which was anticipated because I didn't have any when I was really sick the first time either). My youngest was over a pound heavier then my 37 weeker and did very well (he needed 02 for a few days due to still having fluid in his lungs).

For us we had to look at the entire picture, including how things went last time and a desire to not end up in the same position again.


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