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Are you pregnant again after having preeclampsia once already in a previous pregnancy? Post your thoughts/concerns here - there are others who share your feelings. This is also the home of our Bedrest Buddies Support group.
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Re: Protein!

Postby caryn » Thu Aug 16, 2012 09:22 pm

Excellent! What did they decide to do with your meds?
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The Preeclampsia Puzzle (New Yorker) and Silent Struggle: A New Theory of Pregnancy (New York Times)
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DD Bridget born by C-section after water broke at 39 weeks after a healthy pregnancy

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Re: Protein!

Postby mychaelelaine » Thu Aug 16, 2012 06:01 pm

You ladies are amazing! Even if I have a much calmer state of mind and that is all that was accomplished, I thank you! That wasn't all that was accomplished though, lucky me... and baby. So, it makes total sense about inaccuracy of NST'S before 32 weeks. They'll do BPP's once weekly and I'll see the same Dr every Friday as opposed to seeing many at the other hospital. So, I feel so much better and like more watchful eyes are on us. Thanks everyone!
10/17/2011 ~ Mychael Elaine was born sleeping. We miss and will always love you!
9/16/2012 ~ Michael Leon was born, God is so good! Severe pre-e again, induced at 34 weeks, c-section due to baby's heart decelerating with each contraction. 1 week in NICU. I'm done! :)

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Re: Protein!

Postby heather j » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:36 am

Thirding that! My MFM never wanted to start NST prior to 32 weeks. Even then, it was difficult to keep any of mine on monitors, and we had many, many BPPs. Glad to hear you had another set of eyes check things out. :)
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
Milo Mason (2/2014) 39 weeks PE-free

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Re: Protein!

Postby trish » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:57 am

I am so glad to see that you are back in a hospital getting monitored and that they seem to be taking things more seriously. :) I agree with Julija on the NST's before 32 weeks not being completely accurate.

Hang in there and update when you can. (((HUGS)))
Trish: mama to my 3 PE Princesses:
Elizabeth 11/6/03 induced at 37 weeks for PE
Katie 4/13/05 induced at 38 weeks for PE
Allison 12/27/07 induced at 36 weeks for PE then PP PE & BP issues for over a year

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Re: Protein!

Postby sam10 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 07:13 am

I am so sorry for all the drama, but glad that you went to a different hospital. I just asked my MFM ( whom I trust very much) a few days ago, when we would start NSTs and he told me exactly that. They are not reliable before 32 weeks.
~Julija (42)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
H (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
M (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


Our pain has been put into words, placed into empty cradles, to remember that all our babies lived, that they mattered and always will. - Field of Cradles http://www.fieldofcradles.org/

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Re: Protein!

Postby mychaelelaine » Thu Aug 16, 2012 05:35 am

Thanks Mom!

So, they did the NST for about 3 hours, there was minimal variability but some of his strip was reassuring. So, the Dr says that at 30 weeks, they don't place as much emphasis on NST's but on a combination of the NST and BPP. He just passed his BPP. Dr says if there were decelerations then they would see the NST more negatively but since im only 30 weeks, baby having some variability AND passing the BPP is reassuring for them. My bp is slightly elevated, 145/95... No protein for urine dipstick. I know the dipstick isn't as accurate as the 24 hour analysis so I don't know what to think about that since 24 hour just done yesterday was 280. I guess my question to you guys is, have you guys heard of the whole business about NST's basically not being as accurate before 32 weeks? And what are your thoughts about what I've been told so far?
10/17/2011 ~ Mychael Elaine was born sleeping. We miss and will always love you!
9/16/2012 ~ Michael Leon was born, God is so good! Severe pre-e again, induced at 34 weeks, c-section due to baby's heart decelerating with each contraction. 1 week in NICU. I'm done! :)

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Re: Protein!

Postby MomTimesThree » Thu Aug 16, 2012 02:18 am

Just getting caught up, so glad you're back in the hospital, and feeling that you are in the right hospital for you and baby.

For what its worth, during our 3rd delivery my BP dropped really low, lower than it had been at any time during pregnancy and sure enough baby did not look good at all- would have failed an NST miserably. They had me skip a dose to try to keep it up, and when it went higher, baby looked better.

I'm hopeful they will find a happy medium- scary to hear what your pressures are without meds, again, so glad to hear you are back in the hospital.
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: Protein!

Postby mychaelelaine » Thu Aug 16, 2012 00:41 am

Thanks so much guys!! I will update as soon as I know something!
10/17/2011 ~ Mychael Elaine was born sleeping. We miss and will always love you!
9/16/2012 ~ Michael Leon was born, God is so good! Severe pre-e again, induced at 34 weeks, c-section due to baby's heart decelerating with each contraction. 1 week in NICU. I'm done! :)

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Re: Protein!

Postby mychaelelaine » Thu Aug 16, 2012 00:26 am

Ok, thanks!!!! I'm here now and they are looking shocked that the other hospital let me go with the explanation that "30% of babies don't pass their stress tests." I do have lupus and am seeing a rheumy.
10/17/2011 ~ Mychael Elaine was born sleeping. We miss and will always love you!
9/16/2012 ~ Michael Leon was born, God is so good! Severe pre-e again, induced at 34 weeks, c-section due to baby's heart decelerating with each contraction. 1 week in NICU. I'm done! :)

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Re: Protein!

Postby caryn » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:17 pm

They have to let you go unless you have been quarantined to protect others from transmissible deadly infection - because ethically, no one gets compelled to medical care. (Quarantine isn't being compelled to medical care - you're not given care unless you accept it. You're just restricted so you won't harm others.)

If they think you're releasable, then you are. :) Am I remembering correctly that you're a lupus patient? They are usually extra-careful with lupus. Do you have a rheumatologist participating in your care?
Science! The articles you don't want to miss:
The Preeclampsia Puzzle (New Yorker) and Silent Struggle: A New Theory of Pregnancy (New York Times)
Looking for recent articles and studies?
A chance to participate in research? For us on Facebook or Twitter?

Caryn, @carynjrogers, who is not a doctor and who talks about science stuff *way* too much
DS Oscar born by emergent C-section at 34 weeks for fetal indicators, due to severe PE
DD Bridget born by C-section after water broke at 39 weeks after a healthy pregnancy


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