by amandab (166 Posts), Tue Dec 09, 2003 12:34 am
I am so excited you have made it to 36 weeks! That is such a relief!
Also I think it is great that you are still passing the pre-e tests, but please take that with a grain of salt. Remember my situation with Aidan... I passed the bloodwork and urine tests and he passed the BPP with flying colors!! And I still had an abruption less than two days later. Things can change and escalate in the blink of an eye.
With the headaches and nausea you are having, I don't blame you for wanting to move the c/s date forward. Here are things to watch for in addition to the headaches, visual disturbances, etc... diarreah (sp?), vomiting, any contractions (even BH), abdominal hardness, or any spotting. These are all signs of an abruption. If you develop any of these symptoms, head immediately to L&D and let your doctor know you are on your way there. Call an ambulance if necessary.
I don't want to scare you. I'm sure everything will turn out great! But I am determined to not let another woman be fleeced by passing these pre-e tests. It is a great indicator of how you were at that specific time, but it can't predict how you'll be in a day or even an hour.
Just trust your instincts! Take care, and keep us updated! I will be thinking of you often until I hear that your little one has arrived safely.
~i~ Aidan Timothy
4/14/03 29 wks