I am pregnant with our 2nd (another wee girl) and I hit 22 weeks on Wednesday. With my first pregnancy at age 34, I had severe PE (diagnosed at 31 weeks) and HELLP, and had Violet at 32 weeks (IUGR, weighed 2.5 lb.) in April 2010. Both of us are fine - I was off BP meds in 6 weeks, and she was out of the NICU in 5 weeks with no lasting issues.
I am now 35 (36 in July) and due July 11. Being seen once a month by an MFM at our hospital's PE clinic. I am on low-dose aspirin and so far, my blood pressure has been fine. I tend to be on the low side, and so far, so good. However, at my 20 week appointment, that blasted arterial notching was still there. Doctor says it can straighten out by 24 weeks...and I am trying to be hopeful. Next appointment and scan is March 19.
I have been very calm and relaxed thus far, but now I am starting to get more anxious as I get closer to "viability". I am just really scared of having a micro-preemie, and every time I feel even the slightest bit "odd", I am starting to worry. I don't think I have looked at my feet this much in my entire life (my feet started with the swelling and it made it's way to my face the day I was diagnosed). Just trying to stay calm and work my way past 32 weeks...
Just needed to vent a little. Now to convince myself NOT to buy the reagant strips to test my urine.