by angieb (1193 Posts), Tue Oct 22, 2013 03:47 pm
The most recent research recommends delivery at 37-38 weeks for pregnancy induced hypertension, anyway. (Search HYPIAT study). Rather than pushing for a 24 hour urine, I would be pushing them to deliver, personally.
Unless your symptoms suddenly get worse (headaches, visual disturbances, upper right quadrant pain, etc.), I would probably be okay with only having a 24 hr urine every few weeks. If your symptoms worsen, or your bp gets more elevated (160/100 would be higher than my comfort level personally), I would be okay with it because the information they get from it isn't really going to dictate much of your care/treatment anyway. Now if we were talking about protein levels in the thousands, it would be more concerning. But the only thing the protein levels are going to tell you is that you should deliver...which the research already indicates results in the most favorable outcomes for PIH anyway.
Me (29) DH (30)
#1-Olivia Caetlyn-9-28-09-9-28-09, 23+2 wks, emergency classic c-section, class I HELLP, IUGR
#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
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