by firstname.lastname@example.org (322 Posts), Wed May 12, 2010 11:27 am
My blood pressure was slightly elevated at the beginning of my pregnancy and due to my past PE with 2nd child, my doctor has had me also consulting with a high risk doctor. The blood pressures seemed to drop in the 2nd trimester, but increased quickly at the beginning of my third trimester. I had readings over 150/100 which prompted the doctor to admit me to the hospital for screening (at 31 weeks).
Fortunately, blood work came back fine and baby shows no distress. They placed me on Labetelol 100mg 2x day (which has kept my BP's lower) However, 24 hour urine came back at 328 which they called mild PE. Told me to start bedrest, then retested 24 hour urine again, with a result coming back at 182 (at week 32). Now, bedrest not necessary. But I am continuing with fetal testing two times a week. Doing another repeat 24 hour urine this Sunday for them to test Monday.
My question is, why/how could the result all of a sudden be good, and should I expect the bad results to return? And would this or would it not be diagnosed as PE? The last week and a half has been so stressful. I just wish I knew how to proceed.