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Re: Anybody know?!

Postby sam10 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 08:55 pm

by sam10 (1437 Posts), Tue Jun 05, 2012 08:55 pm

MFM seem often less concerned, heck they deal with us complicated ladies. :) I think with your history and current situation it might be a good idea to pull in one of the high risk docs. Is your OB perhaps consulting with one?
You might want to ask your doc about the criteria for hospital bedrest. It is scary to be at home, and would feel safer to be under close medical supervision 24/7. But keep in mind bedrest is still controversial of how beneficial it really is. Below are two links around the topic bedrest:

http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12455 (discussion and news article)

http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10150 (2 Expert responses)
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Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


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Re: Anybody know?!

Postby Ecrc84 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 04:02 pm

by Ecrc84 (25 Posts), Wed Jun 06, 2012 04:02 pm

Had ultrasound today. Baby looks great and found out what I am having. Got home and took my bp. Higher than its been lately.... 125/81. But as I was taking it, my 3 year old was hitting me in the arm with a hot wheels car. So, I will recheck it in a bit.
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Re: Anybody know?!

Postby MomTimesThree » Wed Jun 06, 2012 08:06 pm

by MomTimesThree (570 Posts), Wed Jun 06, 2012 08:06 pm

Lol, I also have those readings that I toss because just as I'm taking it my lil' one decides it's a great time to think of mom and a jungle gym.

I didn't have any 24hrs when in between this pregnancy and our last, where we had pre-e. In retrospect I'm thinking it would have been a good idea since our 10 week baseline was almost 200. The thought was somewhere along the lines we developed something underlying, which might also be the case for you having the protein and no high BP (at 10 weeks our BP was in the lower than average range).

Glad baby looked great today and that you're being monitored well... for hopefully many many more weeks! :)
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w
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Re: Anybody know?!

Postby Ecrc84 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 06:21 am

by Ecrc84 (25 Posts), Thu Jun 07, 2012 06:21 am

Woke up to a bp reading of 132/82.... so its starting to go up now. Still on lowest dosage of labetalol. Do they try upping your dose or just leave you and deliver once it gets to that critical point?
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Re: Anybody know?!

Postby Ecrc84 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 05:39 pm

by Ecrc84 (25 Posts), Thu Jun 07, 2012 05:39 pm

Dreaded dr appt. --- was sent to l &d for nst and bloodwork. At office my bp was 154/84. Here in l &d it was 146/76. Urine dip at office was negative. Will be doing nst 2x/wk. And 24 hr urine once a week. Also, got first steroid shot, will get 2nd one tomorrow. Being sent home in a bit. Praying I get to 'limp' along for awhile. 27 weeks is just not long enough for me....
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Re: Anybody know?!

Postby MomTimesThree » Thu Jun 07, 2012 05:42 pm

by MomTimesThree (570 Posts), Thu Jun 07, 2012 05:42 pm

I'm keeping all crossables crossed that your labwork comes back great and you're able to "limp" along. We've been limping since 25 weeks (now 32) so it's definitely possible! Like you we still have plenty of room to adjust meds as well. Good luck!!
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w
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Re: Anybody know?!

Postby sam10 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 07:05 pm

by sam10 (1437 Posts), Thu Jun 07, 2012 07:05 pm

Keeping my fingers crossed for some more weeks for baby to grow.
~Julija (40)
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Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


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Re: Anybody know?!

Postby Ecrc84 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 08:07 pm

by Ecrc84 (25 Posts), Thu Jun 07, 2012 08:07 pm

Bloodwork results-- platelets, liver enzymes, uric acid all within normal limits. White blood cell count aelevated but they didn't seem concerned. Turn in another 24 hr urine tomorrow.
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Re: Anybody know?!

Postby alexis » Fri Jun 08, 2012 07:17 am

by alexis (305 Posts), Fri Jun 08, 2012 07:17 am

They may bump your meds. There are a lot of open questions about just how aggressively to manage hypertension in pregnancy--you don't want to be overly aggressive, because of the effects of the meds, and because there's a theory (which I may not explain too well) that the fetus is used to your baseline, a bit like a thermostat. So, if treatment is begun during pregnancy, they won't have as low a target as they might in a non-pregnant patient. But, they can and do adjust meds to keep you in a good range--they're just not as tight as they would be. Unfortunately, BP control does not seem to change the development of preeclampsia--we manage chronic HTN in pregnancy because it's better for you and baby if we do.

I began my second pregnancy controlled on meds and even though my baseline controlled was under 120/80, they maintained it that way (it rose slightly in that pregnancy but no superimposed PE).

Good luck!
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Aliza - 01/05/2007 - Severe preeclampsia, emergency CS 37 weeks
Isaac - 09/26/2011 - controlled on 150mg Toprol, NO PE, 39 weeks!
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Re: Anybody know?!

Postby Ecrc84 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 08:37 pm

by Ecrc84 (25 Posts), Fri Jun 08, 2012 08:37 pm

So my protein levels are increasing.... all other labwork okay. Bp was 144/70 at its highest while being monitored. So..... blah. Not news I wanted to hear.
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