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2nd Trimester Dip

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Sat Sep 22, 2012 06:21 pm

by holly3372@msn.com (478 Posts), Sat Sep 22, 2012 06:21 pm

I have heard of 2nd trimester dip in Bp, can anyone explain what it is? Thanks :)
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

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Re: 2nd Trimester Dip

Postby olivejuice0806 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:18 pm

by olivejuice0806 (64 Posts), Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:18 pm

Typically, you will see a dip in bp during the 2nd trimester, as more of your blood volume is being shared with baby. That is my layman understanding and explanation.
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Baby #1 PE 11/3/1993 39 weeks 7lbs. 4oz.
Baby #2 Severe PE/HELLP 9/21/1999 31 weeks 4lbs. 2oz
Baby #3 Mild PE 6/1/2007 39 weeks 7lbs. 1oz.
Baby #4 PE 10/31/2012 37 weeks 6lbs. 11 oz.
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Re: 2nd Trimester Dip

Postby julieb » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:35 am

by julieb (364 Posts), Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:35 am

I don't really know why it happens but I do know that I never got the dip with my son and I had severe PE with him and high BP starting around 21 weeks and delivered at 28w6d. With my daughter I got the dip and was PE free with BP issues only at the end and I made it to 36 weeks. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I see that dip around 20 weeks this time as well!!
Mason 5/17/07 28w6d 1lb 10oz Severe PE and IUGR
Makenna 4/24/10 36w1d 4lb 8oz PIH but no PE!!! (On Lovenox, Labetalol, Folic Acid and Synthroid)
#3 due 3/10/13...Lovenox, LDA, Labetalol, Synthroid and Folic Acid...praying for another PE free pregnancy!
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Re: 2nd Trimester Dip

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Tue Sep 25, 2012 04:43 pm

by holly3372@msn.com (478 Posts), Tue Sep 25, 2012 04:43 pm

I think I may be experiencing this dip though I am so afreaid of getting my hopes up. I found out at 20 weeks that I have protein of 213. I will be 22 weeks this friday and my pressures are normally 120/75 , 117/73. This past week they have been 110/65 ,101/63. I am thrilled to see these numbers but again nervous as * each time I take it that it's just a matter of time. Reminding myself to try and stay calm, think positive!!
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