I'm new to the forum. Just some background on me, I had PreE with my son a little over 2 years ago. I was put on bedrest at 33 weeks with bp of 150/95 which eventually went to 170/110 before being delivered at 35 + 5 weeks. I'm not sure what my protein levels were, but it was the bp that was the most concerning. After delivery, my bp went crazy and at one point reached 205/120. At five weeks post partum, all signs of the PreE were gone.
I'm now pregnant with our second child and I had my 20 week check up Monday. The baby looked great, but my urine tested at +1 for protein. My OB said with normal patients he wouldn't worry about it, but since I'm the last pregnancy was so crazy, he wants me to start a 24 hour urine screening. My SIL is also an OB and she thinks everything is fine and the test probably had an error. My bp is 115/65 and I have no signs of swelling.
I just wanted to get your thoughts on what you think this means. I know no one has a crystal ball, but I can't help but be worried. I read some things on the internet that said the test they do in the office can have errors and depending if you aren't well hydrated or have a urinary tract infection the test can come back positive. Is this true? If so, should I do anything in particular before I start the test to try to help the results.