by kaxy (98 Posts), Thu Sep 05, 2013 02:44 pm
Tomorrow (Sept. 6) marks 35w for me. So far, so good, though I've had a few questionable BP readings at home lately (which I've shared with my doctor of course). Last night I had a 137/91, I went to the bathroom and laid down for a little bit and it was back to a better range. But still, ugh! Don't wanna see numbers go up like that.
Everything on paper is going as it should this time. I'm measuring appropriately, my weight gain is fine, protein is fine (dipstick tests). I *should* be comforted by that, but I'm still feeling some anxiety.
I feel like a ticking time bomb, ya know?
My OB hasn't scheduled any extra ultrasounds or tests or anything. I guess that's ok? I mean, as of now I'm fine. I'm starting weekly appointments now.
I don't have an induction scheduled, though that could happen between 39-40w if everything else is still normal. That part is a bit stressful for me, too. Oh, and thinking about laboring or just plain being on mag. Rotten stuff.
I think I just need to get in the mindset that what will be will be, and try to think positive. It's hard, though!
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.