My name is Claire & I am a mom to 10- our youngest is Sunday and she is 1 week old (6/25). My delivery was a last minute hospital delivery. We planned a home birth but I started having a gallbladder attack during labor :-/ I've suffered with gallbladder disease this entire pregnancy. My GB is supposed to come out next week. Anyways, normal, natural birth with no medications or complications. Normal pregnancy.
I came to the ER on Monday with symptoms. I had been keeping track of my BP at home due to previous history of post partum hypertension. When I got here it was 217/119. My labs were normal but I did have swelling & a horrible headache & was seeing lights. They started me on magnesium sulfate for 24 hours. I came off of it yesterday morning. Yesterday evening I started seeing lights again. They took my BP & it was 167/104. They decided to put me back on last night. So here I am on the awful mag again. Additionally, due to my headache & gallbladder pain, I am also on norco, ibuprofen & stadol for pain. Unfortunately, my blood pressures have been running around 150-180/ 90-112 since I have been on the mag again. Before, while on mag, they were around 138-150/76-95.
So, I'm scared and concerned. Plus, this headache that I have barely goes away even with all of these pain meds.
That's me, Claire
I am looking for support & advice. I'm pretty scared. Ok, very scared. I am writing this from my bed while nursing my little one.