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Are you pregnant again after having preeclampsia once already in a previous pregnancy? Post your thoughts/concerns here - there are others who share your feelings. This is also the home of our Bedrest Buddies Support group.

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Postby sonja » Thu Feb 12, 2004 01:07 pm

Hi - I have been posting on the Ask the Experts forum, but this may be a more appropriate place for me. I ended up with severe pre-e during my first pregnancy - it hit at 37 1/2 weeks and I delivered the next day a perfectly healthy baby. I started researching pre-e a few months later and came upon this foundation. I am not 23 weeks with my next baby. Today I went to the University of Washington Hypertensive clinic because my bp's had started going up around my 16 week appointment. It was determined that my pulse was way too high - 115 at the appointment and I was put on Atenol. Dr. Easterling (the doctor I met with - he is on the board of this foundation) said that with a pulse like that my bp's could raise suddenly. He also mentioned that my kidny function was compromised - which would be common with a pulse like mine and I had a trace of protein in my urine. It feels good to have great medical care. I will be around here lots as I learn so much from you ladies. Had anyone else been put on Atenol at around 23 weeks (which I am)? What type of care did you get from your OB after that? I know that I will go back to the UW in 7 weeks and have an ultrasound close to that, but anything else???

Joy
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Postby kim » Thu Feb 12, 2004 03:06 pm

Joy,
Let me just say that you are in very good hands with Dr. Easterling!!! You are so lucky to live near UW, I am jealous.
Take care,

Kim Schwintz
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Postby taras mom » Fri Feb 13, 2004 09:59 pm

I assume your OB is working with Dr. E to develop a treatment and monitoring plan. I was in a similar situation (high bp early in the second trimester, treated with atenolol at the UW), and in addition to the cardiac output monitoring, they did more 24-hr urine tests and baby ultrasounds. They'll probably want you to do a 24-hr urine the week before your next UW appointment, if not sooner.

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Postby deerhart » Sat Feb 14, 2004 10:59 pm

Welcome!

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Postby shelbys mom » Sun Feb 15, 2004 03:49 pm

Welcome to the board, okay can someone clarify something for me, I have been on for awile but what is DH, DD, and DS? what do they stand for, I had to ask because it drives me nuts not to know what something means, LOL thanks

Kim, mom to Shelby 32 weeker due to pree-e, and hellp, now a crazy 2 year old!!!
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Postby tafkap » Wed Feb 18, 2004 09:30 am

quote:
Originally posted by Shelbys mom

Welcome to the board, okay can someone clarify something for me, I have been on for awile but what is DH, DD, and DS? what do they stand for, I had to ask because it drives me nuts not to know what something means, LOL thanks



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