by Raposa (85 Posts), Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:52 am
At this point, the placentas have already formed, so any treatment is going to be to minimize the effect of symptoms while trying to go as long as possible to enable your babies to thrive. There's not a lot that pre-e really responds to, unfortunately. Rest can help some people to avoid blood pressure spikes and make things easier on your kidneys, but it won't stop the progression, just make it easier for your body to weather things for a while.
When you do a 24 hour urine, the doctor sends a jug home with you. You start in the morning and all the pee for 24 hours goes in the jug. Then you drop it off with the doctor. They might also take some blood when you drop the jug off so they can compare protein numbers between the urine and the bloodwork.
1st son, induced at 37 weeks due to pre-e, born 6/18/10.
2nd son, c-section at 37 weeks due to hypertension, born 1/15/13.