Wife 28 weeks....

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Wife 28 weeks....

Postby bk432 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:39 am

...and she hasn't yet been diagnosed with preeclampsia. But she has a lot of protein in her urine (don't have a number) is definitely swelled up, including in the hands, feet and face, had a very rapid weight gain in the last two weeks. The one things she doesn't have is hypertension. We are monitoring her bp but haven't had any hypertension to speak of. We are going to our normal 28 week appointment on Monday and then to a kidney specialist right afterward.

Has anyone seen all of this without the hypertension? Is it just a matter of time? So far, no bedrest, no hospital, but want to see if there are other opinions out there. From everything I can tell, it's a serious condition, but at 28 weeks, prognosis for mom and baby is still very, very good, provided we are vigilant and careful.

Please respond and let me know your thoughts. Thanks.
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Re: Wife 28 weeks....

Postby sam10 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:02 am

Welcome to the forums, but I am sorry you had to find us.
Even though PE is diagnosed with proteine of at least 300 mg proteine in a 24 hour urine catch and two BP readings of 140/90 within 6 hours, it does not mean that both symptoms will show up at the same time and/or in any particular order. I am glad that you and your wife are so vigilant. PE can turn bad quickly. I don't know when your appointment is, but perhaps you can contact your doctor or hospital sooner and let the medical staff decide if you should be seen sooner. I would also insist on bloodwork.
Please feel free to ask any questions you might have and we will do our best to answer them. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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Re: Wife 28 weeks....

Postby angieb » Sat Dec 01, 2012 01:41 pm

This happened to me in my 3rd pregnancy. I had a 24 hour urine come back with 700+ mg and was very swollen. (About 30, 31 weeks.) They expected the worst and gave me steroids for the baby's lungs and expected we'd have to deliver anytime. My blood pressure occasionally flirted with "high for me" numbers but never got super high. (My normal is 110/70's, it got as high was 130's/high 80's, and I did have a few high readings that were around 140/90 but they were readings that were far apart and never stayed high. Anyway, we made it all the way to 37 weeks, but it was stressful, I had appointments 3-4x a week the last couple months.
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#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
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Re: Wife 28 weeks....

Postby bk432 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:41 am

Thanks, angieb. That is the closest thing to anything I've found on the Internet. Obviously no two cases are alike, but it's interesting to hear about something rather similar. Thank you.
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Re: Wife 28 weeks....

Postby marilyn621 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:35 am

With my first one I never had any high bp readings until I went into labor at 40 weeks, although looking back I had all the signs and symptoms well beforehand.
Scarlett Elizabeth born 12-16-05, 40wks +3, severe PE
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Rachel Irene born 9-19-12, chronic hypertension and mild PE, induced at 37wks+3,delivered via c-section 37wks+5
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Re: Wife 28 weeks....

Postby marilyn621 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:36 am

BTW I went from being normal in the doc's office the day before to into the 200's that night. Don't know what any of my other numbers were. They didn't test me for pre-e because my bp wasn't high.
Scarlett Elizabeth born 12-16-05, 40wks +3, severe PE
Miscarried 11/2011
Rachel Irene born 9-19-12, chronic hypertension and mild PE, induced at 37wks+3,delivered via c-section 37wks+5
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