by kaxy (98 Posts), Wed Sep 11, 2013 04:15 pm
I'm 35w5d. At my check-up today, it showed that I was up 3 lbs. since my appointment from last Thursday. All total, I'm up about 30 lbs.
Today I saw the nurse practitioner since my OB wasn't available. The NP said she wasn't concerned about the weight since I'm not swelling. I am unsure of my urine protein status, but I do know my BP was acceptable at 122/70s.
I couldn't remember the Preeclampsia Foundation weight gain thing while I was in the office, so I didn't push for anything. But now that I see 2 lbs. in a week can be a red flag.
My next appointment is the 17th. Should I leave a message for the OB to ask her about the weight gain? What would even be done? I'm not having other pre-e symptoms.
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.