I went to my appointment on Tuesday for my 39 week, and all of a sudden I was told my amniotic fluid was low (6.1) and we were having the baby via c-section on Wednesday. The section went AMAZINGLY well because I stood firm and demanded medication to help me stay calm. I finally had an anesthesiologist listen to me, and he gave me Versed which was fast acting, fast leaving, and made me calm and interactive the whole surgery. It was my easiest delivery to date! I also completed the deal by get ting my tubes tied.
I was thrilled to have never gotten officially diagnosed with Preeclampsia after having had it my previous 2 pregnancies.
In the hospital, my Blood Pressure was running on average around 100/65. It was gorgeous.
Unfortunately, out of the blue this evening on my first evening home, my pressure has risen to 138/89. After 3 days in hospital with it never once rising about perfection, it is now borderline high. I went and laid down in bed and checked it a few hours later, and it was still running high at 139/86. I have no idea why it's suddenly rising. The only thing I'm doing differently is cutting down my pain killers from 2 percocet every 4 hours to 1/2 a pill every 4 hours. I'm unsure if cutting down narcotics would raise my pressure.
The last day in the hospital all of a sudden I started to swell up reallllllly badly on my legs and feet. My nurses and OB all told me that it's normal for women to swell in the lower extremities after a c-section because of all the fluid pooling down from the body getting ready to leave. I noticed that my hands and wrists swelled up a pretty good bit as well. To be fair, I started eating whatever I wanted, and have not been drinking as much as I should..
So, what do you all think? I'm pretty swollen, and my pressures have risen so high after what they were reading. I should mention that in 2003 with my first baby I only developed Preeclampsia after she was born. I went home and 2 days later it hit me like a ton of bricks. But I had other problems at that time as well. Pulmonary Edema, Pneumonia and Preeclampsia.
I'm just so incredibly nervous after the sudden rise in my blood pressure. I'm hoping it's just from too much salty food all of a sudden. Or maybe it's just normal to rise a bit at this time. Thoughts??
But, if it's just want I'm eating, or coming off the pain meds then I will OFFICIALLY have had my third pregnancy with no Preeclampsia.
Here's a link to my baby album! I feel like most of the women here helped me through this whole journey. This is the outcome:
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