I have a medical grade doppler that I bought the beginning of my pregnancy (it helps me feel more at ease after what happened with DD being in distress at the end of my pregnancy). I hadnt used it in about a week so I pulled it out and listened for a bit. I happened to have two contractions in the short time I was listening and both times, her heartrate dropped to 80BPM. After that, everytime I stood up I felt like I was having a continuous contraction that wouldnt subside until I sat down. I started seeing spots again and my bp was 148/70s so I called the on call and they wanted me to go in to L & D. When I got there they hooked me up and I was actually having contractions every 2-5 minutes and her heartrate was only dropping to the 100-115 range and coming back up shortly after and she was moving great. They ran a huge bag of fluids and the contractions only intensified so they gave me another bag of fluids and a shot of terbutaline (which is scary when you already have a heart issue already) and they finally slowed to about 4 an hour and I stayed a fingertip dialated so they sent me home on modified bedrest until my next ob appt. My bp the whole time we were there was ranging from high 120s/70s to 170s/90s and I had a headache te whole time we were there but they never did lab work. This morning my bp is running 138/78 and my protein dip looks funny again (some neg-trace with an outline and spots of +2-+3. :/ I have an appt tomorrow but im considering seeing if they will repeat my labs and 24 hr today so they will be back in time to review at my appt tomorrow.
Does anyone know if theres a link between pre-term labor and possible developing pre-e? Ive never had pre-term labor with any of my pregnancies so this is new teritory for me. (I'm 30 weeks today).... I take this statement back now that im remembering more details. I was having regular contractions and didnt know it with my first when I went in for an NST and her HR dropped and she had IUGR and had to be delivered at 35 weeks. I started having regular ctx (irritable uterus) with my son at 29 weeks and he was delivered at 36 weeks after an amio for lung dev. because of rising bp's and protein.
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on Fri Sep 28, 2012 03:25 am, edited 2 times in total.
Me (26) D (29)
#1 Addison~ 5-31-07 emergency c-sec 35 weeks. 4 lbs 12 oz. (IUGR, PRE-E, fetal distress)-had to be delivered so fast they broke her leg during delivery.
#2 Lucas~ delivered @ 36 weeks 6 lbs 10 oz. (PIH, PRE-E)
#3 Harper Lily-delivered @ 37.6 weeks 7 lbs (PIH)