Welcome to the boards
These ladies are awesome support.
My first pregnancy was identical twin boys who shared a placenta (so one giant problem waiting to happen). I had PIH that just slowly crept up and kept the OB from recognizing it. We survived preterm labor at 30 weeks, so no one was really focused on my BP. We were mostly concerned with getting to 36 weeks, which we did. But my labor was so slow-going at that point, my OB agreed to induce. I had eclampsia (seizures) in the middle of the induction, went unresponsive, had an emergency section, and was put under general anesthesia to keep me from stroking. We all survived and did so fabulously! My baby boys were big and healthy and I recovered quickly (within a week or so). No lasting effects on anyone, praise God!
I am now 32 weeks with another little boy and my BP has been fantastic from the beginning. I can tell my OB has been just waiting to see bad numbers and have to run bloodwork, but that hasn't happened yet. She's starting to look more relaxed (which helps me relax!) when I see her and, last time I saw her, said she doesn't think I'll have any trouble with this one. Obviously, that is not a guarantee and I didn't take it as one. but at 32, I really feel like we're pretty much in the clear.
There are a few ladies who've just had their babies, like Christina above, so they're not around to tell their stories right now! but we've had several successful pregnancies recently that were second and third babies.
I wish you all the best!
Anna (28) - endometriosis
Hubby (27)Aidan & Jordan
- 7.2.09 at 36 weeks. Induction turned emergency c-section due to eclampsia. big healthy toddlers today!Asa
- 10.23.11 at 39 weeks. NO hypertensive issues!! successful VBAC