by paljane8 (1416 Posts), Fri Apr 04, 2003 02:49 pm
I developed PIH at 23 weeks. I was started on Atenolol but, was switched to Labetalol a week later. No protein until around 26 weeks and it was only a +1. I was asked to quit work and some volunteering projects I do until after the baby is born. I am on modified bedrest. (6 hours/day left side in bed) I will be 32 weeks tomorrow. My blood pressure continues to creep up but, every time my dose is increased I respond well. Protein has never increased. As back ground, this is my 4th baby. I developed PE at 36 weeks with the last one. No meds. but, complete bedrest until 38 weeks when I was induced because PE progressed rapidly (over night). This is the thing. I am still in the mild stage, the baby measures a little small, fluid is good (although in the past, I had low readings), placenta looks good (but, in the past, I had slightly low blood flow to baby). I go in 3x a week now. Is this over kill? Every Mon or Tues. I have a bpp and meet with the Fetal/Maternal dr. Every Weds. is the U/S to measure fluid and watch placenta and meet with my reg. ob/gyn. Every Thurs. or Fri. is the NST. I wonder if they remember I am on bedrest. I do daily BP and fetal movement checks. It seems a bit excessive to go in 3x/week when the baby and I are fine and I can call if my BP rises? Not that I don't appreciate that PE can progress quickly, but, is this considered excessive testing this early in the game?
Scott-born 05-14-99 @38 weeks-PE