by iansmom (254 Posts), Sun Mar 07, 2004 07:21 am
Hi All! I am still around. I am now 21 weeks and 4 days. Peri appt and u/s revealed a couple of things at 19 weeks. First, it's a boy!! and he is growing fine. Secondly, the placental uterine arteries are having spasms. That is a big UH-OH! My Drs. & I have set our goal for 30 weeks - we are optimists. Considering I have a very healthy, smart former 26 weeker running around, I am filled with optimism. Anyway, BP started creeping up around 19.5 weeks. So, we might be adding Labetolol at my next appt on the 11th. Here is the interesting part, at my last appt, we discussed adding labetolol in 2 weeks. My Dr. suggested I increases my Calcium intake and add Magnesium supplement. i did both, for a couple of days, I was not feeling well and a little down, but for the past 6 days or so, my BP is lower than it has been in weeks and I have had tons of energy. So, the little dark voice says "calm before the storm", but the rest of me is just overjoyed. i have anotther peri appt at 24 weeks. i am anxious to check baby's progress. he is much more active than Ian was - yikes!
Ian 12/26/01 - 26 weeks P/E & HELLP
#2 EDD July 15, 2004