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Re: spot urine PCR test

Postby alexis » Sun Nov 18, 2012 02:35 pm

by alexis (305 Posts), Sun Nov 18, 2012 02:35 pm

Wow, what a rollercoaster!

There is a study called HYPITAT that says that after 37 weeks, there's more risk than benefit to expectant management, even if your preeclampsia is mild. The study came out a couple of years ago and OBs have been incorporating it into practice, but not all do. That's why you're hearing 2 different possible scenarios.

It's really not easy to predict progression--your blood pressure is quite high though (labetalol doesn't treat the underlying problem--it temporarily lowers your BP, lowering your risk of seizure and hopefully keeping a good blood flow to the baby). Estimates about a week, three weeks, 37 weeks--they're educated guesses based on experience. These kinds of guesses aren't bad--they just have limitations. That's why we keep monitoring because preeclampsia is not predictable.
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Aliza - 01/05/2007 - Severe preeclampsia, emergency CS 37 weeks
Isaac - 09/26/2011 - controlled on 150mg Toprol, NO PE, 39 weeks!
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Re: spot urine PCR test

Postby Betheney » Sun Dec 02, 2012 02:16 am

by Betheney (9 Posts), Sun Dec 02, 2012 02:16 am

I didn't realise i never updated this thread.

On the 20th the doctors decided after all of my meds being constantly raised and having no effect on my BP and having my BP consistently hit readings like 165/112 they decided enough was enough and it's too dangerous for my wellbeing to keep me pregnant so the plan was to give me cervadil that night at 5pm and ARM and put on the drip the following morning. Apparently the cervadil was all i needed and i gave birth to my son at 3:46am, his name is Remi and i'm so in love. He's in the special care nursery at the moment as he was born at 33+5 but he's going really well and breathed the moment he was born. He's also a total trooper with feeding and latches really well most days.

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Re: spot urine PCR test

Postby alexis » Sat Dec 08, 2012 07:08 pm

by alexis (305 Posts), Sat Dec 08, 2012 07:08 pm

Congratulations! I'm so glad you're both doing well.
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Aliza - 01/05/2007 - Severe preeclampsia, emergency CS 37 weeks
Isaac - 09/26/2011 - controlled on 150mg Toprol, NO PE, 39 weeks!
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Re: spot urine PCR test

Postby tree » Sat Dec 08, 2012 08:52 pm

by tree (819 Posts), Sat Dec 08, 2012 08:52 pm

Congrats!!
Daughter born April 2009 at 35 weeks due to Class 1 HELLP
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