by jenh (127 Posts), Tue Sep 04, 2012 06:37 am
I don't know about the BPs (that sounds scary to have such a dramatic rise and drop), but I can tell you I swelled dramatically with my first PE pregnancy, quite a bit with my second, and not at all with my third. I was a slow-progressor the third time around (carried my twins 14 weeks from first diagnosis), but I looked absolutely gaunt in my final belly shot. I got really sick post partum, too. So swelling doesn't always mean PE, and you can have PE without swelling.
Wife to Brett 6/30/02
Mom to Ethne Joy 10/12/03, 35 weeks, severe PE
Mom to Catie Grace 12/8/06, 37 weeks, mild PE
Mom to Riley Faith and Gavin Arthur 7/7/09, 36 weeks, PIH 22 weeks, PE 31 weeks, severe post partum PE
Mom to three angels Grace (12/15/05), Ian (7/28/08), and Declan (5/23/15)