by fiveisanawfullybignumber (9 Posts), Fri Feb 04, 2011 02:15 pm
Hi, new here, based in the UK and am here for this exact reason.
Had undiagnosed PE with mild symptoms, then suddenly seized when in early labour at 38 weeks. Was my 5th child so totally unexpected.
Was hooked up to mag drip, fluids, 15min BP checks, everything. Surprised docs by seizing a 2nd time whilst on mag, but finaly delivered my baby girl naturaly.
I have very few memories of that day apart from not having ther strength to even hold my beautiful girl till the next day. Bedbound with a catheter and epidural in place for at least 24hrs after labour, as platelets were so low they couldn't take it out.
I feel very lucky, looking at other stories that we both survived, but am watching my baby like a hawk to make sure she's developing properly. Worried if there is some damage from hypoxia when I was seizing.
She's 9m now and developing well, if a little slowly, just sitting now.
Luckily in the UK my hospital have offered me an afterthoughts session with a midwife and my notes, going next month. I've only just got the courage to go into it, but feel angry that the subtle but definitely there signs were not picked up.
Patient not protocol, is the answer I need from them about future cases, just because BP is within high to normal parameters, doesn't mean it's not sky high for me, or another mum with usualy low BP.