So...yesterday I had an ultrasound, NST and appointment. Today I'm 37w. The ultrasound showed great fluid and baby size and all that. The NST was as it should go. My office BP was good and there was no protein in the dipstick. My weight went down about 3 pounds from Monday. No headache or any of the other pre-e symptoms right now (though I have had dull headaches on and off and the doctor is aware).
Even though I'm now taking medicine for blood pressure and my doc increased my prescription to 150mg labetelol 2x/day, and even though we talked about the HYPITAT study, we aren't inducing just yet.
Part of me just wants to be done being pregnant so I won't have as much stress about will I or won't I develop full pre-e? But part of me would really like to keep this baby growing inside as long as she and I are ok, for another week. I do worry about her needing extra help breathing, eating, regulating her temperature, stuff like that. So I wonder if keeping her in for a little while longer could help with that. This study has influence for me: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21054760
I don't have chronic hypertension, but perhaps this is just being 'unmasked' in me?
I also would love to go into labor on my own within the next few days! That would be ideal. My OB even wonders if being in labor is what triggers pre-e for me, since that's when it came on with my other two. I guess we'll see.
At any rate, I asked if we could induce at 38w if nothing else, even if everything is ok with me and baby on ultrasound/NST/labs. She said ok. One more week.
I have another appointment and NST on Monday and we'll just go from there.
It's tough being in this grey area. I hope we're doing the right thing here.
DS born Dec. 2008 at 38.5w gestation. Mild PE diagnosed 3 hours before he was born
DD born Dec. 2010 at 40w1d. BP was slightly elevated since 37w, and climbed while in labor (started on my own). Severe PE diagnosed hours after DD born.
DD born Sept. 2013 at 38w. Induced (and I had to fight for it!) due to high blood pressure. No protein, but had brisk reflexes and clonus after delivery. Doc gave me a mild preeclampsia diagnosis anyway and said I'm likely to be a chronic hypertensive later in life.