by melissaa (185 Posts), Thu Sep 06, 2012 09:01 pm
Headaches were the first indicator along with bp creeping up with my son... but I didnt start having.symptoms at all until about 30 weeks. At 34 weeks i had a 24 hr come back at 500 but bp wasnt super terrible and i had no other symptoms except headaches and occasional spots in vision. i washospitalized but the next day my 24 hr came down to 300 so they let me go home and decided to monitor me but a week later asked if I would like to havean amnio to check lung development for delivery instead of letting things progress and I agreed and he was delivered at 36 weeks, when i went infor my csec prep, my bp was 150s/100s. with my dd, it was trickier... i developed headaches, spots, high bp that went up and down, tachycardia (which I still have today, i actually had to ave a cardiac ablation in dec. but it didnt work) and a persistent cough due to my rapid heartrate. My dr wouldnt do a 24 hr urine and never even told me what my dip showed...dd's movement slowed at 35 weeks and when I demanded an nst, she was showing signs of distress and i was hospitalized..it was determined that she had iugr and was in the 4th percentile and was delivered by emergency csection when her hr dropped to 60 and didnt recover. I was told later that if I hadnt gone with my gut and spoke when I did, she would have been stillborn in a week or two.
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#1 Addison~ 5-31-07 emergency c-sec 35 weeks. 4 lbs 12 oz. (IUGR, PRE-E, fetal distress)-had to be delivered so fast they broke her leg during delivery.
#2 Lucas~ delivered @ 36 weeks 6 lbs 10 oz. (PIH, PRE-E)
#3 Harper Lily-delivered @ 37.6 weeks 7 lbs (PIH)