I couldn't find a thread for the Downton Abbey episode to talk about what we saw...is there another one?
If not...whoa. This hit way too close to home. As soon as I heard Sybil complain of headaches and swelling, I knew. So heartbreaking, but maybe it will help educate some mothers (and caregivers) just a little bit more?
DS born Dec. 2008 at 38.5w gestation. Mild PE diagnosed 3 hours before he was born
DD born Dec. 2010 at 40w1d. BP was slightly elevated since 37w, and climbed while in labor (started on my own). Severe PE diagnosed hours after DD born.
DD born Sept. 2013 at 38w. Induced (and I had to fight for it!) due to high blood pressure. No protein, but had brisk reflexes and clonus after delivery. Doc gave me a mild preeclampsia diagnosis anyway and said I'm likely to be a chronic hypertensive later in life.