pre-e and delivery options

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pre-e and delivery options

Postby sailsburyfamily » Fri Mar 05, 2004 07:35 am

I am 36-37 weeks. (They are unsure of my exact weeks b/c I do not have a normal ovulation cycle and the pregnancy was a surprise after a year of trying!) After a brief hospital stay on Tuesday, I was sent home to bed rest. My blood pressure stays pretty good as long as I stay in bed. My question is this - will I need to have a c-section or does pre-e increase my chances of having to have a c-section? I can only imagine how high my blood pressure will go while I am pushing and that makes me nervouse. Tnanks!
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Re : pre-e and delivery options

Postby expert on call » Thu May 13, 2004 11:16 am

Having preeclampsia doesn't necessarily mean that you will have to have a Cesarean section, but it does mean you are at a higher risk of getting one. Preeclampsia often causes growth problems in fetuses, and this can put them at a risk of not tolerating labor very well. In addition it sometimes means that you will have to be delivered very quickly and there is not time for an induction of labor.

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