by kaxy (98 Posts), Mon Jan 28, 2013 08:23 pm
I had a hard time with it. I was shaken by what she was describing, how the doctors handled it (why didn't they do a c-section!? then again, in the 1920s it might not have helped much).
It was difficult to watch and afterward, I had to process for awhile before I could go to sleep. Didn't help that I JUST found out I'm expecting another baby.
I'm thankful for modern medicine, but I'm sad that this disease still has so many question marks.
DS born Dec. 2008 at 38.5w gestation. Mild PE diagnosed 3 hours before he was born
DD born Dec. 2010 at 40w1d. BP was slightly elevated since 37w, and climbed while in labor (started on my own). Severe PE diagnosed hours after DD born.
DD born Sept. 2013 at 38w. Induced (and I had to fight for it!) due to high blood pressure. No protein, but had brisk reflexes and clonus after delivery. Doc gave me a mild preeclampsia diagnosis anyway and said I'm likely to be a chronic hypertensive later in life.