by melissaa (185 Posts), Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:32 am
I was in the hospital all last week (monday-friday) being monitored after my NST Monday. My bp in office was 135/100 and after the 40 minute NST it was 130/90 and I had been dipping negative but dipped trace protein. They sent me in and for the first hour my diastolic never got lower and 90. The whole week my bp's came down to 130s/80s for the most part with some lower and some higher (160/89 was the highest systolic I think). My 24 hr came back at 215 and labs came back normal except for 1 number he said indicated pre-e, but that number (cant remember what) was the same earlier in the pregnancy so he wasnt concerned. I had headaches and blurry vision off and on the entire time I was there with one episode of an awful headache with eye pressure and blood shot eyes, the room started getting really hazy and got worse and worse wih blurry vision on top of it. I couldnt even see the clock on the wall 8 feet away. Finally after about 9 hours, mega dose of tyenol, and sleep it started to go away early in the morning. The MFM still wants to push to 39 week bt also says I have a high risk of developing pre-e.. which I completely dont understand (being preactically 37 weeks It doesnt make sense to me to wait for the inevitable). They have me set up for twice weekly NST's and once a week fluid checks. In the hospital I also started having prodromal labor and have had it every single day since (going on abot 5-6 days now). The contractions when I have them ar starting to become painful and hurt in my low abdomen and upper thighs/groin area but they still havent checked me (and im having a 3rd csection this time). I called today to let the nurse know that my issues have continued and gaveher an update and she recommended I go to L&D. The problem is, if I go to L&D, I KNOW they will send me home. Im so sick of the back and forth. Its a huge hassle to find someone to keep my kids at the drop of a hat for the same stuff they keep sending me home with. I feel like im at the end of my rope and I really dont know what else can be done with the MF so set on me making it to 39 weeks. He says the baby needs to get bigger but she was 6 lbs at 34 weeks and 4 lbs at 32 weeks so already gaining a lb a week.. she will be 10 lbs by 39 weeks!
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)