I am 27 wks with my 5th child (4th pregnancy...first are twins) and I'm starting to get a bit concerned. I've been swelling quite a bit in the last couple weeks. I've gained 7 lbs in the last 2 days and tonight I dipped positive for protein. My normal BP is 90/50, and tonight's is 108/55.
My first pregnancy (the twins) I had protein levels of 1500, HELLP syndrome and complete abruption at 31 wks. But my BP never got higher than 130/80. My second pregnancy I again developed PIU, around 800, and massive swelling, but still normal BP, although it was 30 points higher than my baseline. They called it mild PE. I was diagnosed at 25 wks but delivered at 37 wks, with complete bedrest.
I am on the same path? Why is it that I spill protein and swell but I don't get the high BP? I plan on doing a 24 hour urine tomorrow, and probably some baseline bloodwork too. I have already done a baseline 24 urine that was 132, when I was around 12 wks.
Last edited by jec2b
on Thu May 24, 2012 08:25 am, edited 1 time in total.