Today I am 24w5d pregnant with identical twin girls. (Finally after 6 years of infertility, 4 rounds of IVF and 3 losses, one at 21 weeks.)
During the last week, my feet and legs have gotten very swollen, I've gained 6 lbs in 6 days, and my blood pressure was reading a bit high (136/86). My urine didn't show any protein in it. My dr said this is likely early symptoms of Pre-E, which I'm not yet diagnosed with, and put me on home bedrest.
I go back to see him on Friday and wanted to know what to ask for.
I'm not sure what the 24h urine testing is that I keep reading about. While at the drs this week, they tested from me just peeing in a cup just once. Should I ask for the 24 hour test?
Should I ask for a platelet count? Should I buy a home BP monitor? What else?
I'm also now concerned about the health of my babies. One was measuring quite small on Tues. I didn't think much of it since there seems to be a large margin of error each week in the measurements (I already see an MFM once a week to monitor for twin to twin transfusion, which I don't seem to have). But after looking around this site, I see the IUGR can result from Pre-E. What monitoring of the babies should be done?
Is any of this under my control? Can I be doing anything to help with the symptoms and/or development of Pre-E?
Thanks for any advice you can give. I've already been on edge this whole pregnancy because of the 21 week loss of my son. I had a surgery at 11 weeks to clamp my cervix shut and have had to worry about all of the issues that twins sharing a placenta can cause. I wasn't expecting this new concern.