by blythe (3060 Posts), Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:22 pm
It sounds to not-a-doc me that you've met diagnostic criteria for PE and they're giving steroids expecting an early delivery. Average time from diagnosis to delivery is 2 weeks, but we've had women stay safely pregnancy for months - or women who've crashed in hours. Please keep track of your signs and symptoms, especially headache that doesn't go away with tylenol, visual changes, pain under the right ribs, and decreased baby movement.
In your shoes I'd ask my doctor what my diagnosis is and what my treatment plan and prognosis is.
If they continue to let you stay home I'd also ask what bps they want you to call about, and what bps they would just want you to come straight to L&D for.
This is a whirlwind, please ask whatever questions you need to ask, we'll do our best!
Heather, mom to
#1 7-18-03 - 5#8oz 37 weeks PE/PIH
#2 8-11-06 - 6#14oz 37 weeks PE/PIH
#3 9-10-09 - 5#10oz 37 weeks PE/PIH