Back in labor and delivery guys!

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Raposa
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Re: Back in labor and delivery guys!

Postby Raposa » Wed Sep 12, 2012 07:20 am

I'm on a low salt diet, but I'm a chronic hypertensive.. so it's part and parcel to control my blood pressure. For pre-eclampsia, low salt does squat!
1st son, induced at 37 weeks due to pre-e, born 6/18/10.
2nd son, c-section at 37 weeks due to hypertension, born 1/15/13.

mychaelelaine
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Re: Back in labor and delivery guys!

Postby mychaelelaine » Wed Sep 12, 2012 07:09 am

Lol! Thank you courage! That really cracked me up. Thanks so much everyone for the t, p, and well wishes! I don't know what I would do without my phone. That and Nook keeps me sane. Lol.
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: Back in labor and delivery guys!

Postby courageismyname » Wed Sep 12, 2012 02:22 am

Sending you so many good wishes and thinking of you there! I remember what a lifeline my phone was for me when I was in the hospital. I hope that knowing we are all thinking of you and surrounding you with support from where we are gives you the support you need. So glad you are being cared for and monitored, however misguided some folks may be (RE chicken, for ex.:) Hang in there!
Eclamptic seizure in labor 12/1/09, age 39. Son born very healthy at 42 weeks and 9 lbs 4 oz via C section. PE had been suspected (by me) but not diagnosed by homebirth midwife. Pregnant again with #2, due 3/9/13.

mychaelelaine
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Re: Back in labor and delivery guys!

Postby mychaelelaine » Wed Sep 12, 2012 01:44 am

Protein is 598. Ugh! Wasn't expecting it to be that high. I'll see my dr in the morning to go from here. I'll keep you guys posted!
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! :)

mychaelelaine
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Re: Back in labor and delivery guys!

Postby mychaelelaine » Tue Sep 11, 2012 09:43 pm

Lol! I didn't enjoy! I threw it away. She totally spoiled my appetite. The cardiologist is uninformed just like the nurse! Still waiting on urinalysis. Ugh. I wanted to go to work tomorrow... after I make sure I'm ok of course. I hope results come back soon and they're favorable!
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: Back in labor and delivery guys!

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Tue Sep 11, 2012 08:23 pm

So funny you mention that! Just today my moms cardiologist told her to tell me NO SALT WHAT SO EVER in my diet lol ugh, so may different people saying different things that just don't know or understand! Hope u enjoyed your chicken anyway lol!! Any results back yet??
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

Expecting ,dreaming, and hoping for our baby Girl sometime in January 2013

mychaelelaine
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Re: Back in labor and delivery guys!

Postby mychaelelaine » Tue Sep 11, 2012 07:48 pm

Gotcha Sam! Makes perfect sense.
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! :)

mychaelelaine
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Re: Back in labor and delivery guys!

Postby mychaelelaine » Tue Sep 11, 2012 07:46 pm

Not me Holly, the Dr and a nurse said that about meds masking. Not me. Lol. I have no clue! Anyway, about an hour ago, I'm eating chicken my husband brought. As you guys know, we aren't on diet restriction as a diet low in sodium does nothing for pre-e. Apparently a diet low in sodium isn't important for them period as I've not been on restriction this vist, last visit, time before that, etc. I'm waiting on results as we speak (24 hour). Anyway, my bp has a high reading since the last 2 hours... Already told them by bp creeps up at night, which is why we came in the 1st place yesterday. It was 157/117. The nurse rushes in and think its an error wanting to retake. I'm thinking, hello???!? It's not an error... I've already told you my bp is all over and has been the past three weeks. It's alarming to them but not surprising to me. She takes again, high. She notices I am eating chicken and says "no wonder!" Omg. I'm already irritated. I'm like, ma'am this has nothing to do with my bp. Do you think it's gone up all of a sudden because of chicken?! I've eaten sodium laced foods all day! Also, I'm probably headed towards pre-e." Ugh. I just get so annoyed with a nurse who doesn't know this. It never crossed her mind that I wasn't on a restricted diet?! Or maybe she just didn't take the time to notice before spewing out her nonsense about my chicken! Lol.
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: Back in labor and delivery guys!

Postby sam10 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 07:36 pm

That's exactly what the doctors mean. The meds are working and keeping your BP in check, yet the doctors dont know how high your BP would be without meds, which in turn makes it difficult to determine where you are at. Thinking of you.
~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: Back in labor and delivery guys!

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Tue Sep 11, 2012 04:49 pm

I think you could be right about the bp meds masking pre-e, but let's see what your results are. In the meantime hang in there, I'll be checking in to see any posts from you.
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

Expecting ,dreaming, and hoping for our baby Girl sometime in January 2013


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