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PP Pre e.......

Postby momof3boys » Thu Apr 17, 2003 01:48 pm

This is baby #3...1st and second had bp elevations and swelling in 3rd tri. This time it's PP. bp today (6 days PP) was 130/90..usually 102/60. I have had swelling for 4 days in hands and feet and h/a at night ( i wake with them) for the last 3 nights. I am increasing my protien, drinking loads of water with lemon and eating melon and parsley. Any other suggestions? Is this as serious as prenatal pre e? Should I see an MD vs. my midwife? Thanks for any help...Kate[?]
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Postby expert on call » Thu Apr 17, 2003 05:56 pm

Postpartum preeclampsia can be serious. Most women will be seeing their BP go down by now - but not all. If you develop headaches or abdominal pain, see your doctor right away. If your BPs are greater than 140/95, see your doctor.

Treating BP postpartum is very easy. You do not have to worry about the baby. Frequently a few doses of a diuretic will get thing started in the right direction.

It is important to pay attention and seek care. If you go in--be sure to mention your pregnancy history and raise the possibility of PPE.

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