Just got back from my bi-weekly OB visit. Although my bp was a very good 120/80 and no protein, the doctor was concerned because over the last 6 weeks, I've been averaging a gain of 2 lbs a week that doesn't seem to be related to over indulgent eating. Although I don't show any outward signs of swelling, he's worried that I might be retaining water and a BP spike may follow. ( I swelled pretty badly with preg. #1). I know with PE, the swelling is usually sudden and significant, but I was wondering if any one else has experienced a weight gain trend like mine that preceded PE or PIH? (My weight gain has not been OBSCENE so far -19lbs. -, but I have a bit to go, and hope to stay on track.) My doctor recommends sodium restriction, LOTS of H2O and calcium for the water retention. Any other suggestions?
Evan 12-9-01 (PIH @ 29 weeks)