I'm hopeful, with everyone else, that you've been driven to the hospital by now. I am SO sorry for all that you're experiencing right now. Your symptoms are *very* concerning, and if your current doctor isn't adequately concerned, please get yourself to the hospital and request that an MFM review your chart. There is no reason, especially given all you've described, to fight through another week to 37. My pressures with my first were very labile (I'd see 180/100 then 130/80 within the same few hours despite being on strict left-sided bedrest) until delivery and postpartum when they went high and stayed high despite two bp meds and mag sulfate. I had been seen by the doctor and sent home for more bedrest for 3 days until my next appointment when I had an abruption that night. By the time we made it to the hospital a half hour later, my labs were trending toward HELLP, and within three hours of delivery, my platelets were at 50K. I was so swollen, that I weighed almost ten pounds more *after* delivery than I had at my last prenatal appointment only two days prior; I couldn't fit in the maternity pants that I'd worn in. This is all stuff I know you know because you're a veteran of this horrible disease. It's just hard sometimes to advocate for ourselves when we're in the moment. If this were a mama whom you were friends with, what would you tell her do? No one here wants to be alarmists - I promise, but you need to be seen. Soon. Hang in there, mama. Please update us when you are able.
Heather (PAI-1 4G/4G) mama to:
Nicolas Edison (6/2004) 36 weeks, PE, HELLP, and placental abruption
Ella Amelia (3/2007) 37 weeks, lovenox, PE-free
Oliver Lyon (1/2011) 37 weeks, lovenox, PE-free