35 weeks. Thoughts?

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35 weeks. Thoughts?

Postby amberstrika » Sat Aug 11, 2012 07:07 pm

Hello all,

I have had preeclampsia with two previous pregnancies. I just got results from a 24 hr urine test come back at 210 at 35 weeks. It was at 120 at 30 weeks. Do you think it is safe to assume I should preeclampsia is just around the corner? With my daughter I has a c-section at 37 weeks. You think I should prepare for another 37 week delivery? Thanks!
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Re: 35 weeks. Thoughts?

Postby hillary8l8 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:25 pm

How is your blood pressure? I think it is always a good idea to prepare for a 37 week birth. I never met the diagnostic criteria of 300 of protein with my daughter...and they still induced at 37 weeks.
Miscarriage at 8 weeks- 5/09
Abby born 37 weeks 4 days on 3/25/10 due to PIH and IUGR- 5 lbs 0.5 oz
Chemical Pregnancy lost at 5.5 weeks- 3/11
Pregnant again due Sept. 3 (now chronic hypertensive and on Labetalol)
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Re: 35 weeks. Thoughts?

Postby amberstrika » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:51 pm

For once my Bp is looking great. But only at home. In office it gets up to 150' s /90's. At home it's about 100/58 average. I have white coat syndrome something fierce. But at home it is always superb. I wish my doc would just schedule a 37 week delivery but it is against hospital policy to schedule before 39 weeks. So I'm going through this blind. I am just worried about the protein creep up.
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Re: 35 weeks. Thoughts?

Postby sam10 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 03:08 pm

What have your doctors said about the increase of protein? But as you said yourself you are below diagnostic criteria and your BP seems to be fine. I am sure though that this increase will make your doctors watch you very closely.
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Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE

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Re: 35 weeks. Thoughts?

Postby marilyn621 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:50 am

The 39 week policy is based on a healthy pregnancy. Any hypertensive condition warrants a 37 week delivery. I don't know the exact names of the policies but I have read them (they are posted in my doctor's office).
Scarlett Elizabeth born 12-16-05, 40wks +3, severe PE
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Rachel Irene born 9-19-12, chronic hypertension and mild PE, induced at 37wks+3,delivered via c-section 37wks+5
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