by firstname.lastname@example.org (322 Posts), Fri Feb 29, 2008 00:27 am
I am 38 weeks one day pregnant.
Last week I got a blood pressure reading of 140/90 in the office, and was immediately sent to obgyn triage for preeclampsia screening.
My blood pressure was monitored for two hours and was perfectly normal. The baby was also perfectly normal. There was trace prtotein in my urine, slightly elevated kidney functions, and an ALT of 57. My doctor recommended induction. I decided to wait a day and get monitored again.
On day two my blood pressure was again perfectly normal, and so were all the baby's signs. There was no protein in my urine and all the kidney tests were normal. ALT had decreases to 49. I was discharged again from the hospital with instructions to get monitored again next day.
On day three all blood pressure readings were again completely normal , the baby was normal, no protein in the urine, kidney tests normal, ALT was 51. I was again discharged . I am scheduled to see my doctor again monday who believes preeclampsia is inevitable and that I should induce.
I do not want to go the induction route , but my doctor is scaring me to death.