by marilyn621 (40 Posts), Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:29 am
I was wondering if there is any association between pre-e and developmental delays in infants born at term. I never had any problems with my first, but I developed pre-e late in my pregnancy and delivered at 40 weeks. With my second I began experiencing symptoms around 28 weeks. My Dr did not want to induce until 39 weeks and made me carry until I became so miserable I stalked his office. NSTs consistently showed the baby's heart rate in the 180s and 190s, even over 200 at one point, which indicated she was not getting enough oxygen, but the second it would drop to the 150 range they sent me out the door. She is nearly 9 months old now and will not sit up by herself for any significant amount of time. She has never attempted to put weight on her legs and you can forget about trying to crawl. The only research I can come up with on the matter is about infants born at 32 weeks or earlier, and my Dr did not agree to induce me until after 37 weeks.
Scarlett Elizabeth born 12-16-05, 40wks +3, severe PE
Rachel Irene born 9-19-12, chronic hypertension and mild PE, induced at 37wks+3,delivered via c-section 37wks+5