by expert on call (297 Posts), Mon Mar 03, 2003 06:13 pm
You have preeclampsia. It looks as if your doctors are following you very closely. NST's (non-stress tests) twice a week are very reasonable. You could get sick very quickly. If your headaches or swelling become worse, or if you develop abdominal pain, see your doctor right away. Monitor the baby's movement every day.
You may deliver before 35 weeks. Ask your doctor where you would able to deliver if a premature delivery is necessary. It may be your hospital; you might need to be transferred. It is not unreasonable to have a consultation with a specialist in maternal fetal medicine. (www.smfm.org, www.nasshp.com). Most hospitals that have a nursery that could care for a 31 week baby will have a specialist. Best wishes.
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