Hospital Bedrest?

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Re: Hospital Bedrest?

Postby marilyn621 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 04:56 pm

I went in for my 37 week visit today and my doctor actually asked me if I was "just trying to get induced early." Wow. My head has been hurting but lately the pain in my upper abdomen and shoulder are worse. So he ordered more labs to be done over the weekend and hopefully he will be inducing Monday. I just hope I don't crash before then. Oh and I finally got the results from my 24 hr that I did nearly two weeks ago. It was 351. Not terrible but definitely preeclampsia.
Scarlett Elizabeth born 12-16-05, 40wks +3, severe PE
Miscarried 11/2011
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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Re: Hospital Bedrest?

Postby alviarin » Fri Sep 14, 2012 09:36 pm

Wow I can't believe your doc said that. Sorry you are having a rough time.

I wonder what your doc thinks about the HYPITAT study ("Hypertension and Pre-eclampsia Intervention Trial At Term") which found an improvement in maternal outcomes with induction at 37 weeks for hypertension or preeclampsia without a difference in fetal outcomes. Right now I'm 36 weeks with superimposed yet still "mild" preeclampsia, and my ob would deliver me straight away if anything changed for worse instead of trying to hold out another week.

So are you having blood drawn for labs tomorrow? If I were in your shoes I'd head to L&D if anything changes. No sense waiting around with pre-e, since it can turn on a dime and worsen quickly in a matter of hours.
Hypothyroid mom to Connor and Claire
(severe pre-e at 38 weeks & "mild" pre-e at 37 weeks)
& baby Annabelle
(chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)
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Re: Hospital Bedrest?

Postby marilyn621 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:29 am

I know about the study and I would certainly hope he does too. There seems to be a lot of doctors out there that still don't take this disease seriously. I put my foot down when he said he wanted me to go to 39 weeks. I had blood drawn Friday and am doing another 24 hr urine but I doubt anything is going to get done on the weekend. If I feel any worse though I will definitely be checking in to l&d. Whether they are sick of seeing me or not.
Scarlett Elizabeth born 12-16-05, 40wks +3, severe PE
Miscarried 11/2011
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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Re: Hospital Bedrest?

Postby alviarin » Mon Sep 17, 2012 08:39 am

So are you having a baby today? I hope all is well.
Hypothyroid mom to Connor and Claire
(severe pre-e at 38 weeks & "mild" pre-e at 37 weeks)
& baby Annabelle
(chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)
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Re: Hospital Bedrest?

Postby marilyn621 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 06:38 pm

Ob agreed to start me on the cervidil Monday. Dilates me to a 2 and I started having contractions. Started pitocin this morning but they had to take me off of it because baby's heart rate has been high. Hopefully restarting it at 5 am this morning. BP has been great so far.
Scarlett Elizabeth born 12-16-05, 40wks +3, severe PE
Miscarried 11/2011
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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Re: Hospital Bedrest?

Postby sam10 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 07:34 pm

Keeping my fingers crossed and thinking of you!
~Julija (40)
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Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


Our pain has been put into words, placed into empty cradles, to remember that all our babies lived, that they mattered and always will. - Field of Cradles http://www.fieldofcradles.org/
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Re: Hospital Bedrest?

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:37 pm

Thinking of you!
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

Expecting ,dreaming, and hoping for our baby Girl sometime in January 2013
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Re: Hospital Bedrest?

Postby Melissapalma44 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 01:31 pm

Good for you for pushing for an induction, I do not wish anyone to have a birth experience feeling horrible on mag if it is not necessary for their doctor to wait.
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