by dougandsyd (2 Posts), Tue Oct 12, 2004 09:29 am
I just found out I am pregnant. I cannot be very far along. I was on OvCon35 for birth control at conception, and with my last pregnancy I was on the Patch. My first pregnancy I was not on birth control and did not have PE. I have been getting dizzy and had bad headaches for no reason the last few days (I have only known a week). My BP is usually around 90/60, and it was very high a couple of times (around 130/85, which I have only reached when I was preeclamptic). My high BP is actually what prompted me to take a pregnancy test.
My last pregnancy, I started feeling symptoms of PE very early, around 16-17 weeks, possibly even a little sooner. Because my BP was not 140/90, My OB office was not concerned and blew me off when I told them things weren't normal. I was finally diagnosed around 32 or 33 weeks, but I had abnormal swelling, dizziness, blackouts, and high blood pressure far before then. I was working out at a gym and very healthy before I got pregnant the last time. This time I am not exercising and am overweight.
Everyone close to me is pushing for me to have an abortion because my BP is already so high. I am overweight now, and last pregnancy I was just under diabetic level (I was not overweight at that time). When could I develop PE? I do not want an abortion unless it would be dangerous for me not to have one. I have not made an appt. with my OB, and am trying to find a high-risk specialist to see before I make this decision, but your input would be so greatly appreciated.