by expert on call (297 Posts), Thu Mar 04, 2004 12:20 am
With blood pressure mildly elevated like that and a 24 hour protein level above 300 you are likely developing preeclampsia. While there may be no danger yet, preeclampsia can develop VERY quickly and cause seizures, kidney failure and other problems overnight in some cases. It doesn't necessarily mean that your baby is in danger, but you may have to be in the hospital for treatment in the near future. Many doctors would have put you in the hospital for observation based on the urine protein alone. In addition, you may want to prepare yourself that the baby might have to be delivered a little premature, depending on exactly what is going on.
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